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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- 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...
- Took Ethics and Evolutionary Games with Prof. Smead on theories regarding the evolution of particular behaviors.
- Became a TA for Introduction to Logic, giving Aja a chance to hone her logic skills, and become more familiar with pedagogy and course prep.
- Took Ecological Economics with Prof. Mattias Ruth which tied economics, physics, & biology together – another instance of interdisciplinary approaches.
- Participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations focused on the Turkish migrant populations in Berlin & the particular social & economic challenges.
- Completed the capstone course Intro to Mathematical Methods & Modeling with Prof. Solomon Jekel, & explored various applications of differential equations models.
- Capped off her time at NEU with an Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis, using agent-based model to simulate & analyze school choice policies.
- Aja is now pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Boston University...
- Martin’s first co-op was with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Watertown, MA, assisting in drug-related organized crime investigations.
- For his second co-op, Martin joined Boston Private Bank & Trust Co to combat money laundering and fraud.
- Martin’s Capstone Project evaluated police program implementation to reduce biased crime against the LGTBQ community.
- Martin valued the class Policing in a Democratic Society for connecting coursework with his law enforcement experience.
- Martin held several leadership roles with the Filipino student association NU Barkada, which translates to “group of friends.”
- Martin and the Huskies Environmental Action Team (HEAT) organized a proposal to reform on-campus composting behaviors.
- After graduation, Martin plans to work with federal law enforcement to continue fulfilling his dream of helping others by preventing crime...