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PROFILE: Graduate Teaching Associate Vierra - Strong Determination for Student Success

Jessica Vierra is a Graduate Teaching Associate where she teaches two sections of Oral Communication while also completing her Master’s degree. In 2018, Instructor Vierra received the award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate, an award recognizing her excellence in teaching.Passionate about the work she does, Instructor Vierra frequently develops innovative and inclusive solutions to teaching challenges including inviting students deliver presentations outdoors so they may work through any distractions and practice their projection. Recently, her paper on 'Using PR Technology in the PR Classroom' was accepted for conference presentation at the EuroMedia Conference in the United Kingdom.She received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations from CSUSB.