: Nanjing, ChinaB.A. Degree
: Communication-Mass Media, University of MissouriM.A. Degree
: Advertising, University of Texas at Austin
Current research interests: stigma/marginalization, LGBT family communication, health communication, consumer psychology, emotion, motivation, message framing.
Projected Graduation: May 2022
First Semester Mentor: Dr. René Dailey
Gao, Q. (2019). The impact of family of origin family communication patterns on stress coping styles in stigmatized relationships. Presented at National Communication Association (NCA), Baltimore, MD.
Gao, Q. & Pounders, K. (2018). The interplay between goal framing and message framing in advocating sunscreen use. Presented at Society for Marketing Advances (SMA), West Palm Beach, FL.
Gao, Q., Pounders, K. (2018). The Interplay between goal framing and message framing in advocating sunscreen use.
Graduate Student Travel Award by Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The University of Texas at Austin, 2020
General ISSS Financial Aid Award, The University of Texas at Austin. 2019-2020 & 2018-2019
Best Paper Award, Society of Marketing Advances Conference. West Palm Beach, FL, 2018
Outstanding Senior in Mass Media Award. University of Missouri, 2016