Tynan is an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Center for Media Engagement. She is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing degrees in Government and Political Communication. She also assists in staff research for Bethany Albertson in the Government department in addition to her own undergraduate research projects on public policy and social attitudes. After graduation, she plans to attend the graduate program in Communication Studies at UT Austin and the Masters of Public Affairs Program at UT's LBJ School. In the future, she hopes to be an advocate for progressive environmental policy and a civically engaged electorate.