Jacob Copple is a third-year doctoral student in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations. He received both his master's and bachelor's degree from the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University, and grew up in Lubbock, Tx most of his life. His research interests include examining scientists’ public engagement, public opinion of science, and how visuals play into both. When he’s not working on research, he likes to ride his bike, play video games, and spend time with his wife and cat. He can also be found lurking on Twitter @jgcopple.