Graduated in 2019
Paige grew up in New Hampshire before she applied to and enrolled at Northeastern in order to pursue a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Arabic. She’s a longtime lover of languages and desired a program that would allow her to both immerse herself in the study of the Spanish language and expand her cultural experiences. Here is her Northeastern story…
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Paige joined the NU History Association and gave two presentations, one on transcendentalism and another on the Iranian Revolution.
Took emotionally challenging course CLTR 3715 “Violence and Human Rights in Latin America” with Prof Daniel Noemi Voionmaa.
Used her passion for history and Santería as certified tour guide, providing historical walking tours in Salem, MA on weekends.
Took advantage of co-op program to explore interests outside her major, working with the education director of the Walden Woods Project.
Second co-op was closer to home at Wentworth, where she worked in their corporate and foundation relations office in Spring 2017.
For her final co-op, she worked for the Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Havana, Cuba.
While in Cuba, she surveyed locals in Havana to study the connection between Santería and ecological conservation for her thesis.
“Through the Spanish program, I have had a chance to go to Argentina and see the tallest waterfall in the Western Hemisphere, while at the same time stepping on the famous pampa of the gauchos. I was able to immerse myself in a new culture, one that I had only studied in books. I mostly studied Argentine history, culture and literature while there. By going to another country I was able to better my Spanish and my understanding of much of the history in South America”
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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...