Sierra Bray is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Annenberg School of Communication. Passionate about bridging the principles of organizational communication with critical and cultural theory, Sierra’s research areas include the social construction of power in the organizations, the effects of gender dynamics and gender stereotypes on group members, and the relationship of technology to historically marginalized communities. Prior to Annenberg, Sierra graduated summa cum laude from the University of Portland with a B.S. in Organizational Communication and Spanish. After graduating, Sierra worked for three years in strategic communication, marketing, and business consulting. In this time, she advised business owners on strategic initiatives to grow their companies, reach broader audiences, and improve employee engagement.