Hailey Otis

Contact Information

Email: Hailey.Otis@colostate.edu

Office: Behavioral Sciences A208

Role: Student

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ph.D. Student


I grew up in Thornton, Colorado. Throughout my childhood into high school, I participated in theatre and that's where I thought my life journey was going to continue to take me. I was Pinocchio in Pinocchio! Then I realized that more of my identity was informed by education and my ability to think about things in new and different ways. I then pursued many different degrees while at UNC Greeley and settled on Communication Studies. My life then found new purpose as I set off to explore the human condition through my communication courses as well as my gender studies courses that I took toward the end of my undergraduate career. I found my way to CSU when I realized that I wanted to continue to learn and, just as importantly, I wanted the opportunity to change lives the way my life had been changed by education. Now I am here studying rhetoric and shaping the minds of young and old alike and I couldn't image being more fulfilled doing anything else!


B.A., University of Northern Colorado
M.A., Colorado State University