Texas A&M University
Fall 2020 Associate Research Fellow
Jean Parrella is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University, who is expected to graduate with her Ph.D. in May 2023. She received her master’s degree from the same department and received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Idaho. Her research focuses on investigating innovative and effective ways to improve the science communications skills of students and other professionals across agricultural disciplines, specifically as it relates to curriculum development and strategic message framing and delivery. Parrella is developing her scholarly expertise using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research designs, including but not limited to survey methodology, meta-analyses, Q methodology, phenomenological inquiries, and semiotic analysis.