Courtney Evans


Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Suarez

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

"I wanted to become involved with research because of its ability to change perspectives."


International Studies (Europe)


Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Communication
  • International Relationships

Academic Awards

  • Dean's List (2014)
  • Dean's List (2015)
  • University Scholars Program (2017-2018)


  • Rotaract
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Ambassadors
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Student Council


  • Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages at J.J. Finley
  • Alachua County Sheriffs Office Teen Court

Hobbies and Interests

  • Reading
  • Volunteering
  • Writing
  • Travel

Research Description

Social Media and Perspectives on Leadership
Social media has taken the front seat in disseminating information throughout the world. It has become the primary resource for many of us for news, travel, weather, etc. Over the past couple of years, leaders have chosen to use social media to connect with constituents and social media has been used to . My research aims to analyze how this form of communication effects college students' perceptions of local and national leaders.