Shawn (M.A., The University of Akron) is a doctoral candidate at Kent State University in the College of Communication and Information. His areas of research include interpersonal communication, family communication, and health communication. More specifically, he examines how parents and children discuss topics and manage privacy regarding mental health and how that influences those family members. The Southeast District Representative is an elected position and serves a two year term. Shawn was elected in 2017.