Carolyn comes from the Buffalo NY area, and received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication at SUNY Buffalo. She recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut.
She is an accomplished researcher, and for more than one year, served as a Research Assistant II, implementing and managing a variety of research projects, including several grant based projects dealing with the promotion of healthy living and the reduction of gender based violence among HIV positive individuals in Ethiopia and Mozambique. She has published in Communication Research Reports; Electronic Journal of Communication; Journal of Communication in Healthcare, and has pending publications in several other leading communication and Health Communication journals.