V is a first-year PhD student working with Professor Brooke Foucault Welles as a part of the Communication Media and Marginalization (CoMM) Lab. They plan on researching marginalization in social networks and communication in teams. V has a Bachelors in Psychology from UW-Madison and was a lab manager at Penn State. At UW-Madison they studied the relationship between semantic networks and creativity in bilinguals. As a lab manager at Penn State, V studied the effects of network structures on cross-situational word learning.