ACADEMIC PORTFOLIO & RESEARCH PROJECTS
ACADEMIC PORTFOLIO & RESEARCH PROJECTS
Being a woman in a field dominated by men can be intimidating, Sheryl Sandberg outlines her biggest challenges as a female business woman within her book Lean In. In combination with extensive research, I have combined her experiences as a CEO, my own as a student and employee, in order to guide women and employers toward success and inclusion.
Bridesmaids to analyze the financial and psychological burden planning a wedding takes on women, and how society has come to normalize the extreme stress experienced during the wedding planning process by all women involved. First I will examine the relationship between current hegemonic social expectations and The White Wedding, particularly how these expectations impact women within American society.
Hegemony in Reality-Based TV Programming: The World According to A Wedding Story, "Mass media disseminate hegemonic values within a society through its tendency to "reproduce the ideological field of a society in such a way as to reproduces, also, its structure of domination""(Engstrom, 2003).
ARTS & CULTURE
Worcester native Maya Morales is a multi-faceted, artistic powerhouse whose acting repertoire includes television, film and stage. Morales began acting at age nine, but her desire to perform began as a toddler. "I remember being into artsy stuff because my parents had me start dancing at age two.
In 2002, stART on The Street was a small start-up looking to change the cultural landscape in Worcester. Its goal was to create a community platform for local artists that was also financially accessible. Fast-forward 15 years, and stART is now the cultural event of the year, acting as a staple for the Worcester community.
BEAUTY & STYLE
Spring is exciting! But after a brutally cold winter, many have been left with problematic skin as a result of elemental exposure. Itchy and dry skin can leave you feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed. If post-winter skin woes have you crawling in your skin, give our list of spring must-haves a try to make your seasonal transition seamless.
At first glance, Vance Wentworth ‑ also known as Mac ‑ seems like your average 22-year-old from the city, sporting ripped jeans and a hoodie. The creator of the Maccadu brand is indeed approachable and humble. Wentworth first fell in love with fashion in high school, initially aiming to design sneakers.
Do you long to look as powerful as Wonder Woman or as frightening as a werewolf? We have sought out the perfect products to create a fabulous Halloween look, from the perfect makeup to the best costume shop, this is your Halloween go-to reference guide.
Going back to school for another year of college is exciting, exhausting and expensive. When you move in to your dorm room, you want to be organized and feel like you've created your own space. We've searched out fun products that will keep your assignments organized and your room tranquil.
The summer is wonderful - beach trips, hikes into the mountains and cocktails by the pool. We hate to see it come to an end. But with all that fun in the sun, your body takes a beating. Lobster-red sunburns, sweat-clogged pores and parched hair leave your beauty routine exhausted and dried out.
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
In former years, the EcoTarium has hosted a Pumpkin Festival, boasting carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating for children and the opportunity to explore the museum after hours. This year, however, the EcoTarium will be hosting Great Pumpkin Nights. And the focus, according to Kerry Castorano, the EcoTarium's director of institutional advancement, is on the wow factor.
The beginning of the school year is a stressful time for college students and their parents, as well as the professors and staff who cater to their needs while they are away from home.
If you are a foodie living in Central Massachusetts, two festivals this month will help you kick off fall with a burst of flavor. The Chili and Chowder Festival and The Clustertruck Festival are coming to Worcester in September. The Chili and Chowder Festival is organized by Pulse, in collaboration with the City of Worcester.
Are you a foodie on a budget longing to indulge in the savory tastes of Worcester without breaking the bank? You are in luck; Worcester Restaurant Week will both entice and excite your taste buds, while allowing you to stick to your monthly budget.
EDITORIAL & COPY-EDITING WORK
Achieving your dreams can be an intimidating undertaking, especially when the starting point is unclear. Kathy Andersen understands how daunting it can be to take that first step. Kathy survived an abusive childhood, which left deep emotional wounds that continued to haunt her as an adult. Kathy realized she needed to make a positive change in her life, and journeyed across the world to discover how.
Countless numbers of men and women flee from more than 80 countries where being gay is illegal. It can cost you not only your livelihood, but often your life. Many individuals seeking asylum from the abuse that often comes at the hands of loved ones have immigrated to Worcester.
Massachusetts is ripe with history, and its cemeteries are no exception. There are stories of apparitions, inexplicable occurrences and violent murders. Central Massachusetts boasts a handful of cemeteries with tainted pasts. Whether they are haunted remains a mystery. What we do know is the stories are fascinating and need to be told.
On the fourth floor of the Printer's Building in Worcester, the WooRides team plans for the future of the budding business with excitement and joy. WooRides, the first pedicab service to grace the streets of Worcester, was started by the Soofi family - Imrana, Shahbaz and Ali - and has expanded to include friends Yaovi Tsomana, Josh Averett and Valentine Beluchukwu.
ADVOCACY & HEALTHCARE
The health care system can be overwhelming to navigate and often exhausting. The diagnosis process can be physically and emotionally stressful, while waiting for results can be frustrating and anxiety-provoking. You should be empowered by your hospital to advocate for yourself and family when discussing care plans.
Victoriahope McAuliffe When asked, the average person wouldn't say that a hospital and the term hospitality are synonymous. While hospitals are well-equipped to provide exceptional patient care, the needs of the family members and loved ones who dutifully sit bedside are often overlooked.
When I was 17 I made the decision to go ahead with a surgery that would hopefully control what I had lived with since I was four years old. I suffered from intractable Epilepsy, and typically had 200 seizures a day.