Khara Lukancic is a graduate student studying Professional Media and Media Management in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has a M.S. in Geography and Environmental Resources from SIU where she focused on climate science, but now focuses on PR. Khara co-hosts Nerd Heard on WDBX on Tuesdays from 7-9 am. When she's not in class, the studio, or a dark movie theater; she enjoys attending pop culture conventions and playing tennis.