Jiawen Zhang

Graduate Student
2130 Skinner Bldg
Professional Interests: 

Jiawen Zhang is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication with an emphasis on Communication Science. She graduated from Penn State University with a master’s degree in higher education (student affairs) and a bachelor’s degree in media studies (media effects). Her research interest is health communication in the context of higher education. Specifically, she is interested in examining the impact of social media on well-being among college students, including but not limited to, how it influences students’ stress management intentions, what the psychological impact of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) videos are on young adults, and what kind of social media content may help graduate students improve their mental health awareness, etc.