Gabrielle Beacken is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to moving down south, Gabrielle received her MSc in Strategic Communications at The London School of Economics and Political Science where she concurrently completed an internship in the UK's House of Lords. She earned her B.A. in Journalism at The College of New Jersey where she completed a six month study abroad program at New College, University of Oxford. Gabrielle's research interests include online political disinformation and antisemitism, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Before beginning her PhD program, Gabrielle worked in New York City as a Programmatic Trader in Ad Tech where she traded and optimized real time digital media budgets via Demand Side Platforms (DSPs). In her free time, Gabrielle loves a good mystery book and baking delicious cakes.