Marianne Nacanaynay

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2023 Award: Communication Studies Outstanding Student Award
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Writing
Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington
Extracurricular activities: I usually spend my free time baking and cooking, anything and everything.

More about Marianne

Future plans:

I hope to become a professor and am starting my journey to do so at University of Wisconsin-Madison's graduate school!

How has your major contributed to your professional or personal development?

Communication Studies has taught me how to be a better writer, reader, and thinker. With the major grounded in social justice, I've learned how to combine my skills in research and communication to push for good and effect change. I’ll forever carry these ambitions with me both professionally and personally.

What has been your proudest or most significant accomplishment during your Gonzaga career?

Maybe not my most significant accomplishment, but I'm proudest of my work as skit co-director, co-writer, songwriter and composer for FASU's Barrio in 2022. Am also very proud of my senior capstone project on Filipinx American representation in children's media!