I am currently a student in my 3rd year of studies at Indiana University in Telecommunications, Communications & Culture, and Spanish. My primary area of study concerns the complete immersion within media via the ever-increasing pervasive use of technology. In short, there is no life outside of media. I am also interested in social media use and online behavior as well as single-image branding and marketing strategies. In my free time I am an avid reader and music consumer. Some of the most influential authors in my life include Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Cormac McCarthy, and Gabriel García-Marquez. As for musicians there are far to many to comprehensively mention but some all-time favorites include Radiohead, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Wilco, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, OutKast, Talib Kweli, The Roots and many many others. I am fascinated with South American culture and plan to travel extensively in the region as soon as my life permits such an adventure.