Alanna Reyes

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I am back in school as a Ph.D. student at UC San  Diego's department of Communication with a minor in Science Studies. I am in my first year, and just gave my first conference talk titled "Press Start:  Intersectionality, Digital Games, and Identity." In addition to tracing the  societal impact of video games, I am also interested in studying assistive  technology for people with physical disabilities, as well as the design of  chemistry laboratory science classes at the undergraduate level. My STS  background is incredibly helpful as I traverse these fields because it gave  me a head-start to my Ph.D with a familiarity of both chemistry and the  history of science. It was the perfect preparation for the interdisciplinary  study that I am interested in, and the rigor of the Stanford STS program  definitely prepared me for graduate level discussions and writing.