Mauryne Abwao is a Ph.D. student in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Before coming to KU, she attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where she received an award as a Competitive Graduate Scholar and received her degree in MSc.in media studies. Her thesis rendered an exploration on the framing of people with disability in the Kenyan media. Currently, her research interests are in disability, health and social media. She has had the opportunity to present her research at the Communicating Diversity Conference at the Texas A&M University.