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My name is Alanna Reyes and you're visiting my website!
Ph.D. student, Communication and Science Studies at UC San Diego.
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Work

Education
- Ph.D. student in Communication and Science Studies;
University of California, San Diego, since 2016.
- B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society (Life Sciences and Biotechnology),
Stanford University, 2010-2014.

Work Experience
Honors Program Coordinator, McCoy Center for Ethics in Society; Stanford University, 2014-2016.
Preceptor, The Leland Scholars Program; Stanford University, 2012-2013.

Research Interests
digital game design & culture, ethical responsibility to technology development, individuals with physical disabilities & communication technologies, learning/training via digital gaming, the relationship between digital technology & human values, laboratory education and knowledge production

Presentations
Reyes, A. (2017). Press Start: Intersectionality, Video Games, and Identity. Presented at the Science Studies Program Biennial Conference at UC San Diego, CA.

About

Older sister, dancer, marathon runner, and video gamer.

I earned a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) from Stanford in 2014 with foci in chemistry and philosophy. I was treasurer of the Alpha Alpha chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional chemistry fraternity, from 2012-2014.

I have extensive experience in event planning, student advising, university accounting, and academic administration from my time working as the Honors Program Coordinator at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society. Some of my most favorite events include Thomas Piketty's lecture on Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Robert Reich's lecture on Capitalism and Democracy.

One of my main career goals is to someday join or lead an organization that facilitates the transition of underrepresented communities into higher STEM education and projects. If this is something that you're passionate about as well, check out two organizations I've worked with: the Leland Scholars Program at Stanford and the Level Playing Field Institute.

I am a classical ballerina by training, but I love to play and try all sports. Fun dance experiences include a workshop with Robert Moses Kin and a 3-year stint with Stanford's Bollywood fusion dance team, Dil Se. Next up: learning some martial arts fundamentals with the wonderful UCSD Yongmudo Hapkido group.

I write a newsletter called Science Snacks, if you're into that sort of thing.

Contact

Alanna Reyes
Department of Communication #0503
Media Center and Communication Building (MCC)
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA
92093-0503

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