Zhong, Lingzi

Seeking Ph.D., Interpersonal Communication

Email:  lingzizhong@utexas.edu

Hometown: Xiangyang, China

B.A. degree: English literature and linguistics, Xi'an International Studies University

M.A. degree: Communication Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Current research interests:

My main research areas are interpersonal and health communication. Currently, I am interested in exploring the association between topic avoidance/secrets and relationship dissatisfaction in romantic relationships and parents-adolescent relationships. I am also interested in the dialectical tensions between patients and healthcare providers.
Projected graduation: Spring 2019
First Semester Mentor: Anita Vangelisti
Outside hobbies & interests:
Yoga, play basketball and watch NBA, reading, traveling, piano
What you think makes UT or Austin unique, cool, or "weird”:
The Hill Country landscape with the Violet Crown is so unique and fascinating.