Deborah Hanan

MA American Cultural Studies
CSU Los Angeles, 2004

Deborah Hanan found that her CSU Los Angeles master's program was critical to preparing her for being accepted into a doctoral program. Deborah appreciates that her master's program advisors encouraged her to be creative and break new ground. Describing the distinctiveness of the CSU Los Angeles graduate experience, Deborah says, "There is a sense of camaraderie I felt at CSU L.A. that I've never felt at any other university. At all levels of administration and staff, there is a desire to improve opportunities for students-the support for and nurturing of students at Cal State L.A. is phenomenal. The diversity on campus is amazing, and what the diversity creates is more remarkable: students come with a desire to break new ground and do things for which they have had no previous role model." Deborah was accepted into the doctoral program at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication.