Veena Raman teaches in Communications Arts and Sciences, specializing in political communication and its interaction with technology. Veena earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from The Pennsylvania State University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research has focused on how citizens with limited access to technology engage with digital governance initiatives. Most recently, she has been working on the political implications of changes in social media ethics. Drawing from her research, she loves to discuss digital rhetoric, social media and civic engagement with her RCL students. Before starting graduate school, Veena was a journalist and she loves to draw her students into discussions of media rhetoric. Outside of teaching, Veena enjoys listening to TED talks, and cooking and gardening with her two school-age children.