Kajsa E. Dalrymple is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. Dr. Dalrymple attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received her Ph.D. in 2011. Dr. Dalrymple studies the power of influence within social networks. Her research looks at how media can help mobilize influential members of a social network to encourage positive social change. She has a particular interest in environmental communication and public opinion. Dr. Dalrymple is currently involved in developing the Public Policy Center's Media, Policy and Public Opinion program. She is also a faculty associate of the University of Iowa Water Sustainability Initiative and an assistant research scientist at IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering.