Graduate Student

Jesse King broadly studies technology, social media, and well-being. Her dissertation is focused on how digital inequalities may influence how individuals with depression perceive emotional support in online communities.


Jesse is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at UCSB. She has won four awards for her research and is a regular reviewer for Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. She has published in communication and interdisciplinary journals such as the Journal of Communication, International Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, and Telecommunications Policy. She is also currently working toward a certificate for the Graduate Program in Management Practice in the Technology Management Program at UCSB. 


B.A. (2017), Brigham Young University, Communications: News Media

M.A. (2020), Brigham Young University, Mass Communications