Dr. Carrie Hutchinson is a professor, author, trainer, and community organizer. She earned her master's degree from California State University Fullerton in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication and Persuasion. Dr. Hutchinson's doctorate is from the University of California Santa Barbara, also in Communication Studies with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Psychology and a focus on Intergroup Perception. Her research and publications examine the intersections of various social identities, such as race and gender, and how these identities affect our perceptions of and communication with ingroup and outgroup members. Dr. Hutchinson co-founded the Santa Barbara Chapter of the national organization Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), which aims to compel people with racial privilege to join the multiracial movement for racial justice with accountability and effectiveness. Dr. Hutchinson is a tenured professor in the Communication Department at Santa Barbara City College where she teaches Interpersonal Communication and Leadership for a Global Society.