Spanish & International Affairs, BA
Political Science Minor
Joey’s passion for teaching, the Spanish Language, and travel led to a global and multidisciplinary Northeastern experience.
Joey was drawn to NU's N.U.in program, and spent his first semester in Berlin.
After returning to Boston, Joey joined an AmeriCorp group called Jumpstart. He was assigned to a Head Start preschool in Boston.
Joey was a camp counselor at an English Immersion Camp in Spain, INESLE Madrid.
One of Joey's favorite classes was Linguistic Analysis with Dr. Robert Painter. His class project focused on the Desano language, which at the time had 3,000 speakers.
After considering a few programs, Joey decided on Spanish to build upon his high school experience as an exchange student to Spain and to continue learning about Spanish culture.
Joey served on the Student Advisory Council at CSSH representing the Spanish Major.
In the spring of his sophomore year, Joey worked in marketing for Global Rescue, a company that organizes rescue missions for travelers abroad.
One of Joey's greatest passions is teaching. He taught free Spanish classes with NUCALLS throughout his junior and senior year.
Joey spent six months in Spain studying abroad with Spanish students.
Fall of senior year, Joey worked as a projects assistant at a political consulting firm, Liberty Square Group.
Joey joined The Blue Lab as an intern and worked to help candidates for local office get elected by offering affordable political consulting services.
After graduating in 2020, Joey pursued a MA in Education and Teaching English as a Second Language at Boston University.
“I was never thrust into an unfamiliar environment until I had these international experiences. I had always learned a language in a situation within my comfort zone. Going to Spain and taking classes in Spanish with Spanish students inspired me to learn the science behind language learning.”
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- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...