Spanish & International Affairs, B.A.
Natalie is a combined Spanish and International Affairs Major; she enjoyed being able to use International Affairs to enhance her knowledge of Spanish and Latin America.
Natalie took Spanish in high school, leading her to continue her study of the language at Northeastern.
Natalie went on an Honors Pilgrimage Dialogue in Spain with Professor Liz Bucar during her first year.
The original major that Natalie declared was restructured into the combined major of Spanish and International Affairs.
Natalie stuck with the major because she enjoyed the classes and loved traveling, and the Spanish major lent itself out to that.
Natalie studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during her second-year Spring, giving her the chance to take classes that she could not have taken at Northeastern while completing requirements.
One of Natalie's favorite classes was Latin American Film with Professor José Buscaglia, in which she learned about cultural expression through film.
Natalie did two Alternative Spring Breaks, one in Texas and one in Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, Natalie got to learn about sustainability and a lot of Spanish language around farming.
Natalie is a part of the outdoor club NUHOC, and spent a lot of weekends camping, leading trips, and developing knowledge and skills about the outdoors.
Natalie's first coop was at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston working with studio art classes. In her third year, she completed two part time coops with Climate XChange and Roxbury Tenants of Harvard.
Natalie appreciated the opportunity to participate in research with Professor Zoltán Glück. She contributed to a literature review and analyzing archival documents on counterterrorism in Kenya.
After graduating, Natalie is planning on pursuing her Masters in International Affairs through Northeastern's PlusOne Program.
“If you have the time to do the major rather than the minor, it shows your commitment to the language, which can put you a step ahead in competitive job markets.”
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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...