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Sandra Boone (she/her) is a public relations/strategic communication professional and scholar with 15 years of experience working in public sector, nonprofit, and political settings. Most recently, she managed communication for the University of Minnesota’s International Student and Scholar Services, Immigration Response Team, and Housing & Residential Life offices.

Sandra passionately believes all communicators must understand the power and responsibility that comes with being storytellers and gatekeepers of information. Due to this, Sandra added a minor in Literacy & Rhetorical Studies to her Strategic Communication MA at the University of Minnesota, and she focused her final Capstone research around an examination of the communications practices of anti-trafficking organizations as an avenue to discuss the need of ethical/equitable storytelling for communicators.

At the University of Oregon, Sandra is continuing to research equity concerns for communicators. She wishes to create bridges between the functionalist and critical perspectives found in public relations research so communicators think more deeply about the decisions they make at work every day.