Hi, my name is Vera Maricova Labriola. I am a graduate student at the Department of Communication Studies and my focus is Organizational Communication and Training & Development. I grew up in the Czech Republic at the time it was still Czechoslovakia--that was a long time ago! Yes, I experienced the Velvet Revolution (you may have heard about in your history classes) first hand in the streets of Brno (see below).
I moved to the U.S.A. in 2002, soon after I graduated from MA programs in
History and English (focused on translating). Before I moved to Austin, I lived
for almost five years on Cape Cod, MA. Even after ten years in this country, I
am still "European" at heart and travel to Europe whenever I get a
chance. Every time I go home, I make sure I find some time to visit Prague, the
capital of the Czech Republic.
In this class, I would like to learn at least some basics of web design to
be able to advance my career with my current employer.