Ariana Cano, a Cal State San Bernardino alumna and communication studies adjunct professor, has experienced an amazing academic journey. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from CSUSB, was selected as both the outstanding undergraduate student and graduate student, and was chosen as the outstanding graduate teaching associate for the Department of Communication Studies in 2018.
However, her biggest educational dream of earning a Ph.D. in the field of communication is still being molded. Cano was accepted into not one, not two, not three, but four prestigious doctoral programs, all fully funded.
Cano received offers from the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Institute of Communications Research (ICR) Ph.D. program in the College of Media at the University of Illinois, the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico, and the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota.