Rachel E. Moran is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. She is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Oakley Endowed Fellowship. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Communication and Information, Communication and Society. She holds a BA and an MA from Cambridge University and an MA from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

She should be writing her dissertation right now. It explores how online media producers seek to cultivate relationships of trust with their audiences.