Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and Communication Studies
Minor: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Social Impact Lab Alumni
Gabe comes from Los Angeles, California where they cultivated a dual interest in politics and social justice. Through a civic engagement organization in their hometown, they learned by doing—debating, drafting, and voting on model legislation. Gabe first became interested in Northeastern at a college information session hosted by their high school back home in Los Angeles. They were intrigued by Northeastern’s co-op program. During a CSSH mixer for admitted students in March 2016, Gabe was drawn to the integrated Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) degree program. They decided to double major in PPE and Communications, with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, in order to take an interdisciplinary approach to their pursuit of social justice.
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Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Influenced by John Basl's "Moral Philosophy" course
First co-op at WilmerHale LLP. It solidified their interest in policy over law.
Gabe took part in several Alternative Spring Breaks, including ones in New Orleans and Seattle
A passion for civic engagement, addressing public health in marginalized groups
Named a United Nations Millennium Fellow
“My passion for feminism informs all of my other academic interests. I come from the LGBTQ community and grew up with strong female role models, so studying feminism allows me to better understand behaviors of my own and others and how stereotypes affect how they are perceived. Through studying communications, politics, and gender studies, I’m able to understand how to identify an issue, propose policy, and effectively communicate its outcomes.”
Gabriel is a second-year double-majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and Communication Studies, with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Aside from being a Program Assistant with the Social Impact Lab, they are the President of the Northeastern University Political Review (NUPR), runs Northeastern’s SPLC on Campus Service/Research Project, and is a Shift Manager at Starbucks. Their interests lie mainly in the intersection of non-profit work, social goods, and economics. They hopes to work in the realm of strategic philanthropy in the future through a career in corporate responsibility or financial services.
More Student Paths
- Law school is a big investment. That’s why Chinma was attracted to NU and the co-op process, which has allowed her to experience the legal environment before committing to the practice.
- Chinma’s long-held love of reading and writing, specifically poetry, led to her to decision to major in English for her undergraduate education.
- In her first year, Chinma took Early African American Literature with Professor Nicole Aljoe. It was the first time she had a Black professor and the opportunity to share lived experiences in a new way.
- Chinma took Contemporary Poetry with Professor Eunsong Kim which explored readings that Chinma still uses today. She learned how poetry and art can affect real change, like through the Black Arts Movement.
- Chinma is co-president of Our Voices: Women of Color, which is run through the Social Justice Resource Center and the Center for Intercultural Engagement and allows her to facilitate vital conversations.
- Through Our Voices: Women of Color, Chinma attended Northeastern’s EMPOWER conference for students of color in 2019, where she gave a presentation about intersectionality.
- In her second year, Chinma took Intro to Law, Policy, and Society with Professor Daniel Urman, which gave her the chance to explore the intersection between current events and law, furthering her interest...
- Yasser was in the Foundation Year program at Northeastern. The program was a rigorous deep dive into core subject classes that helped Yasser bridge the gap between the high school and college experiences.
- Initially indecisive, Yasser’s interest in traveling and experience exploring different religious texts in high school led him to a double major in international affairs and religious studies.
- Yasser took Issues in Cities and Suburbs with Professor Erin Graves in Fall 2018. As someone deeply invested in urban life, he found the course was an enlightening look at the problems endemic to cities.
- Yasser’s first co-op was at the Boston Beer Company as a Program Operations and Event Assistant. He worked on inventory, public relations, directed brewery events, and maintained workspace organization.
- Yasser went on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Europe in Summer 2019 and took Engineering Principles in Nature with Professor Sandra Shefelbine.
- Yasser implemented and maintained community gardens all over Boston on deserted plots of land during his time as the Northeastern Campus Director for the campus’ United Nations Millennium Fellowship.
- Yasser began working at the Food Project and at a farm in Dorchester, he maintained the farm, harvested crops, distributed produce through donations and food markets, and worked on overall logistics...
Benjamin Cooper Gould
- Cooper’s dialogue, Challenges in Coastal Sustainability, and the course Ethics and Evolutionary games with Prof. Smead have been very impactful to him.
- As part of a class with Prof. Kelting on harm and aid he was able to write and submit real anti-racist curriculum for pre-schools in Boston.
- Cooper has been a PPE Peer Mentor, and he has also served as the PPE representative on the CSSH Student Advisory Council for three years.
- Cooper spent much of the summer in 2019 in Hong Kong and Malaysia on dialogue, exploring challenges for coastal sustainability.
- Cooper has had two co-ops, the first at Boston After School & Beyond, and the second at Dynasty Financial Partners, in New York City.
- He has conducted independent research projects with the Marine Science Center, for which he received a grant, as well as in philosophy.
- After graduation, Cooper is hoping to specialize in education justice, first by pursuing a Master’s in Education before teaching, and ultimately going into policy...