Annie Straka, Assistant Professor in the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL) responsible for students participating in the Electrical Engineering and Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology co-op programs. Prior to her current role, She has most recently served as a Manager of Academic Internships in ProPEL. Before UC, Annie Straka worked as a health communicator at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Her research interests include Educational and Community Based Action Research. She earned her master’s degree in Communication from UC and her bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky.