Eva Patterson is an alumna of Ozarks Technical Community College. After graduating with her Associate of Arts degree in 2009, she transferred to Missouri State University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Eva was then accepted into an accelerated M.A. program at MSU and worked as a graduate assistant. After graduation, she taught part-time for OTC before becoming the Executive Director of the Ozarks Literacy Council, a nonprofit that helps children and adults learn how to read. After witnessing the incredible need for higher education in her community, Eva returned to OTC full-time in 2017. She now teaches Introduction to Communication and Public Speaking. Her passion is helping students become authentic, ethical, and competent communicators. She enjoys summer days with her Labrador Gemma, her two children, and husband Zac.