Summarizing my two-year term as the Student and Early Career (SEC) representative to the ICA board is easy: I am grateful for the special opportunity to have met and collaborated with people from all around the world and from various communication research fields, who all share a great passion for the development and success of this international organization.
This includes the ICA board members, the ICA executive team and, most of all, the Student and Early Career Advisory Committee (SECAC). I was fortunate to work with two dedicated fellow representatives – Charlotte Löb (U of Mannheim) during the first year and Julie Escurignan (U of Roehampton) during the second year – together with the devoted committee members Holli Seitz (Mississippi State U), Karin Fikkers (U of Amsterdam), David Cheruiyot (Karlstad U), Omar al-Ghazzi (London School of Economics and Political Science), Ido Ramati (Hebrew U of Jerusalem) and Camella Rising (George Mason U).
We – past, present, and future SEC representatives and committee members – belong to a continually expanding network of people who contribute their talent, effort, and time in addressing the needs of early career communication scholars and promoting our engagement within ICA. I value this shared experience and the unique connections it created.
Finally, I wish the 2018-2019 SEC Chair Julie Escurignan and Vice Chair Sarah Cho (U of Massachusetts, Amherst) all the best in further realizing this important mission.
Looking forward to the SECAC events during the upcoming ICA conference in Prague and hoping to see you all there,
Tamar Lazar, U of Haifa, Israel