Natalia Roman Alicea

 Natalia Roman Alicea

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Student
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Natalia Román Alicea is an MA student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign since Fall 2017. Her research lies at the intersection of intercultural communication and health communication as it pertains to Hispanic populations. In her undergraduate honors thesis, Natalia researched messages of career socialization among Latina undergraduate students. She was also involved in research assessing college and career readiness of Latinx middle school and high school students. Natalia is currently working with Dr. Cabral Bigman-Galimore on a project titled "Hispanic Health Disparities: Assessing Awareness and Attributions of Health Disparities among Puerto Ricans living in the continental U.S."

Natalia currently teaches CMN 101: Public Speaking and has been ranked as "excellent" by UIUC students. 

Research Interests

  • Hispanic and/or Latinx Populations
  • Health Disparities
  • Communication and Culture
  • Intersectionality


  • BA in Communication Studies, Kent State University