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PROFILE: Alumnus Ariana Cano - Building community through scholarship, research and teaching

'Powerhouse' does not begin to describe Ariana Cano, recent graduate of the Department of Communication Studies graduate program and prolific academic, already early into her studies and her career. In the past year alone, in addition to her student and graduate teaching associate responsibilities, Cano won a monetary prize in the Pansy Jacob Jackson National Student Research Competition at the NAAAS conference, presented in Sacramento at the CSU-wide Student Research Competition, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta honor society, mentored one of her own students to win her respective speech competition at C.A.S.T., co-presented at the Women's Leadership Conference, competed at the 'Meeting of the Minds' Symposium, and more. She was also awarded as a Graduate Student of the Year by the Department of Communication Studies for her significant contributions within the field of Communication Studies.