Kalin is a Ph.D. student within the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland where she is on the Rhetoric and Political Culture track. She earned her B.A. at Villanova University in Communication as well as Peace & Justice. She is interested in researching the construction of identities in the public sphere and how that has evolved and been challenged through social movements. She has presented research at the National Communication Association on panels dealing with race, gender, and social change.