Rockia Harris is a second-year Master’s student in Communication at the University of Cincinnati. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Gender & Women Studies, with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Kentucky in 2017. In addition, she enrolled in the Certified Nonprofit Program and ended her undergraduate career with a Global Studies Certificate.
Throughout her undergraduate experience, Rockia spent her time working with numerous organizations executing events on campus, creating proposals that include marketing plans, and holding leadership positions such as Social Media Coordinator and Public Relations Chair. Before graduation, she took on two study abroad trips (South Africa and Ghana) where she not only taught second graders math, reading, and creative art but monitored an after-school program for children between the ages of 5 and 14.
While attending UC, Rockia has taught Introduction to Public Speaking as her Graduate Assistantship and volunteered her time as a speech consultant for TEDxCincinnati, helping students and faculty members. Furthermore, she was awarded the Certificate Academic and Professional Achievement in 2017-2018, presented by UC’s AARCRC. Her research interest includes, but not limited, to the idea of identities and social interactions, organizational communication, and critical cultural theory.
As the Director of Human Resources, Rockia oversees the work relation of the students who are employed by UCommunicate, as well as the student-client relationships. When she is not in school or teacher mode, she is spending her time reading MARVEL comics and eating at every location in Cincinnati. So far, she has filled her time in Cincinnati with different networking events, site seeing the city with her friends, and enjoying this new chapter in life called “living by yourself for the first time and paying all your bills” …also known as “Adulthood.”
She looks forward to ensuring that diversity and inclusion is a primary factor throughout the work of UCommunicate!