Cara Messina
Design for Diversity Research Assistant

Cara Messina was the Research Assistant for the IMLS National Forums funded Design for Diversity project. As an English PhD student with a focus in Writing and Rhetoric, her research revolves around the writing classroom (digital or in person), including fan fiction communities and First Year Writing, as spaces for advocacy work. She is particularly interested in the pedagogical value of digital tools to encourage writers to think critically about representation, intersectionality, and inclusivity.