Danielle Giles is a second year MA student in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication. She graduated from Iowa State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, spring of 2017. She is currently a graduate teaching assistant for Speech Communication 212. Additionally, Danielle has taken on the role as Speech Communication 212’s Course Assistant as apart of her Research Assistantship with Dr. Kretsinger-Harries. This opportunity allows Danielle to gain administrative and pedagogical skills while helping to advance the curriculum she teaches in class. Danielle is currently working on her thesis that deals with rhetoric of public addresses surrounding mass shootings in America.