Research Interests: Climate Change, Communication, Politicized News Sources, Global Warming, Media Studies
University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. in Journalism, minor in Speech Communication - 2017
University of Nevada, Reno M.A. in Media Innovation - 2018
University of Nevada, Reno Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy - 2018
Laura Gattis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Media Innovation from the University of Nevada, Reno. While enrolled in the graduate program, she also acquired a graduate certificate in renewable energy, learning about the overlap between media coverage and public perception of climate change. After completing her programs, she worked for a sustainable agriculture company in rural Nevada. Motivated by the desire to develop a deeper understanding of environmental communication, she plans to pursue a career in academia, researching the connection between politicized news sources and the core beliefs of their audiences regarding climate change.