Shawna Burtis has been a Walden student since September 2012. Since that time she has earned her Master of Science in Psychology, and is currently a doctoral candidate working on her dissertation investigating gender differences in communication patterns of asynchronous online undergraduate psychology majors. Shawna started as a graduate assistant to Emily Dahlen in December 2014. She was pleased to help launch and continues to manage the “Student Tip of the Week” area in the e-Guide, in addition to her other responsibilities. Shawna is also an adjunct professor at another university, where she designs and teaches various psychology courses through a military education program that offers undergraduate level classes to service members, veterans and their families.