Andrea Martinez Gonzalez

 Andrea Martinez Gonzalez

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Student
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I am a doctoral candidate from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. My dissertation looks at psychological reactance in environmental communication, and the behavioral effects of the message frames and sources associated with energy and water conservation promotion.

I believe that the health of the environment is intrinsically tied with our own, and that making environmental decisions is making health decisions. My current research uses persuasion theory to understand how people make environmental and health decisions when presented with environmental and health messages. I love what I research, and the courses I teach reflect my appreciation for applied communication and for the role of students as informed civic decision-makers. 

In addition to my research activities, I work with the university's Energy Conservation and Building Standards SWAT Team to meet the Illinois Climate Change Action Plan, and I am involved in various sustainability activities on- and off-campus. 

Research Interests

  • Persuasion
  • Environmental and Health Communication


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Doctorate in progress
  • University of Miami - MA
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - BS Business Administration (Marketing)

External URLs


  • Public Speaking
  • Communication Theory & Research
  • Health Communication (Online and On-Site)