Rachel Mourao, Ph.D. approaches the practice and study of journalism with a blend of digital savvy, empirical research and ethics, and a mindset for the news.
Hailing from the Brazilian Amazon, Mourao worked several years as an online reporter and social media manager in journalism and public relations in Brazil. More recently, her work centered on journalists covering political protests and elections in Latin America and the United States.
Mourao received her doctorate in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism. She also holds a Master of Arts from the University of Florida, Center for Latin American Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from the Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Comunicação Social.
Mourao lives a world away from her hometown of Manaus and resides in East Lansing, Mich., with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not working, she spends time outdoors with her husband and dogs or binge-watching TV.