Human Services, BS
Graduated in 2017
When looking at colleges, Roxanne sought out a program that would fulfill her academically. When she found Northeastern’s Human Services Program, she knew that the university’s integrated experiential learning model would enrich her academic experience. “I attended an accepted students day and snuck into the human services presentation, despite already declaring a major in psychology. Emily Mann was the speaker that day, and after hearing her describe the variety of options and great work that one could do as a human services student I was hooked.”
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Her experience was an incredible academic and experiential journey where she was able to learn about communities and her impact in these spaces.
Rape Crisis Training was her favorite thought-provoking and intersectional class that brought a lot of insight into the work she was doing as a student activist outside of class.
Roxanne practiced the skills from her Counseling class in her daily relationships as well as in interactions with clients at work.
She went on a Dialogue of Civilization in London, England, where she interned at the Irish Chaplaincy, an organization that assists Irish immigrant prisoners in the U.K.
Roxanne co-oped at Planned Parenthood as part of the Development team, contributing to event planning, organization, and communication with donors.
She co-oped with AIDS Action Committee, working directly with clients to identify potential housing options, complete applications, and coordinate services with social workers.
These work experiences introduced her to a variety of ways in which her work can have an impact, both directly and indirectly as well as long and short term.
Roxanne began pursuing her Masters of Social Work in Fall 2017, and she is hoping to focus on macro-level policy work.
She is particularly interested in reproductive justice as well as drug addiction and policy, and how these issues intersect with urban inequalities.
My whole life I knew I wanted to work with other people and make an impact on my community, and I felt that Human Services was the best way for me to be successful in that venture. When I met with Human Services students and professors, I immediately knew this program would introduce me to diverse classes, job opportunities, and friendships.
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- 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...
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- 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...