After working as a Campus Recruiter for Academy Sports+Outdoors Corporate Office, Passo is thrilled to be back in the CCD working on Owl Edge initiatives, including its externship and internship programs. Passo initially joined Rice in 2008 from the University of Iowa, where she was a graduate teaching assistant for the Department of Communication Studies. Previously, she worked as adjunct faculty at El Centro Community College in Dallas, Texas. Passo brings several years of professional experience to Rice. Through the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she served as a programming intern at USA Network. Prior to that role, Passo spent over four years with the National Basketball Association (NBA) - working in the Commissioner's Office and then for NBA TV. She holds a master's degree in Cinema-Television from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University.