Joel Whitmore

Hi Everyone!

I am Joel, a Junior here at UMW. I am a Communications and Digital Studies Major and have lived in Fredericksburg my whole life. I am currently a Personal Trainer at American Family Fitness and have been doing that for about over a year. My hobbies include powerlifitng, playing video games, and taking long drives. I hope everyone has a wonderful semester!

Antonio Lewis

Hello, my name is Antonio Lewis and i’m a junior transfer student from Fredericksburg I graduated from germanna last spring and plan on majoring in computer science. I enjoy playing video games, playing basketball, and eating Chick-fil-a I’m not sure what I want to do after I graduate but something in the IT field most likely.


Hello everyone, Im a transfer Junior at UMW and major in Theatre. I enjoy music, film and photography as well so I am excited to learn and grow in this digital studies class.


me and my Kirsten Larson doll partying it up at my birthday over the summer

Hi I’m Megan! I’m a transfer junior, and I’m currently majoring in English, but might switch things up slightly and change to a focus in creative writing. Remains to be seen. In my free time though, I love any kind of fiber art: sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, naalbinding, anything.


Hello everyone! My name is Cassidy and I am a sophomore here at UMW! I love reading, journaling, brain puzzles, and watching movies! I am planning on majoring in communications and would love to be a librarian someday. I am excited to get to know you all this semester and am excited to learn more about the internet/digital media through this course!

Rachel (she/her)

Hi, my name is Rachel. I’m a senior here at UMW majoring in English. I work at a seasonal Halloween store and an 80’s themed retro arcade, but when I’m not at work or school, I love trying new local food establishments with my boyfriend.


Self-Photography – Tayin Rivera-Dorazio

I am a Communication and Digital Studies Major, and I hope to focus my Digital Studies portion of my schedule towards music production. I speak English and Spanish fluently, French conversationally, a little German, and I plan to learn Arabic while I am at UMW. My pronouns are they/them.


Hi, my names Jenell and I’m a Studio Art major in my junior year. I haven’t declared a minor yet, however I do intend on declaring a Digital Studies minor soon. I love working in digital mediums when it comes to my art, so I want to see if I can learn new ways to make and promote my art in digital spaces.

Abbey Magnet

Hello! My name is Abbey and I am a sophomore transferring from Northern Virginia Community College. I am a communication and digital studies major here at UMW. I live here on campus and am very excited for this class since it will teach me the basics of digital studies. I hope to learn a lot from this class and cannot wait to become a part of the digital studies community!