Claudia is originally from El Paso, Texas. She received her BA in Mass Communication (1996) and MA in Communication (2015) from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Claudia’s research focus is on diabetes and discovering effective communication that leads to better health outcomes. Her Master’s thesis, The sweet taste of health: A positive deviance inquiry into communicative acts that lead to effective management of diabetes among Hispanics represents the beginning of that research. Now at UNM she will continue to focus on health and intercultural communication.
Claudia enjoys teaching Introduction to Public Speaking, riding her bike, spending time with her family and dog, dancing, and loves music.