Steven John Pope was raised in Lake Mary, Florida by avid Florida State University fans. With a love for the university that his father graduated from, Steven chose to attend Florida State and discovered his love for communication theory, rhetoric, and linguistics in the School of Communication under the College of Communication and Information. Furthermore, Florida State University is where Steven met his wife and found a desire to become an educator. In Spring of 2017, Steven earned a B.S. in Media/Communication Studies with a minor in Linguistics. As a graduate student in the same program, Steven has taught Intro to Mass Media as an online mentor and Fundamentals of Speech as a lead/supervisory instructor. Steven’s main research interest involves the integration of linguistic theory into rhetorical study. Steven graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Media and Communication Studies on May 4th, 2019.