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I have gained valuable experience analyzing literature and compiling data, while also developing a deeper understanding of the Hispanic community in the US. As a journalism student, I also benefit from analyzing news media and examining their role in the 2016 election.

Journalism and Computer Science

Research Topic: Hispanics and the 2016 Election Graduation Year: 2018

Beard's research focuses on the role of Hispanics in the US 2016 Presidential Election. It includes content analysis of news media, and how Hispanics were portrayed prior to the election, as well as an analysis of their votes in 2008, 2012, and 2016 in the US elections. The results demonstrated that Hispanics and Latinos in the US are often misrepresented in the media, particularly when it comes to the role the play in US elections. It also shows that the news media tends to ignore conservative Hispanic groups as well as geographic differences between demographic groups in the Hispanic community.