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Maria Molina Davila

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Biography

Maria Molina Davila is from Quito, Ecuador.  She enjoys watching movies, working out and traveling.  She graduated with bachelor’s degrees from West Texas A&M University, double majoring in mass communications and speech communication. Her master’s degree in communication studies, from New Mexico State University, focused on intercultural communication and mediated communication. During her master’s degree studies, she won the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the College of Arts and Sciences and was named an Honors Graduate Student. Her research focused on the acculturation process of international students as well as on selective exposure and mediated communication. Before coming to Penn State, she worked at Universidad San Francisco de Quito as an online education content developer. As a Ph.D. student, she intends to research media effects on immigration.