Charnell Peters is a communication scholar, editor, and creative writer who earned her M.A. in Media & Communication (international/intercultural communication specialization) from Bowling Green State University. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication (critical/cultural focus area) at the University of Utah, where she studies the communication of race, identity, and belonging through humanistic and arts-based methods. A native Hoosier, Charnell is the editor of the Ruminate Magazine blog.