CCT Focus: Human Centered Design, Strategic Communications
Hometown: NYC / Princeton, NJ
Best Advice Received: Life is truly a game of attention: you ultimately become what you repeatedly do. But nothing will work unless you do.
Secret Superpower: Expert in the art of metaphoric juggling. I get it all done, and you'll never see me sweat.
Unsecret Admirer: Institutions like IDEO, TED, and Sundance, for promoting innovative thought and community engagement.
CCT Focus: Big Data,
Hometown: Largo, FL
Best Advice Received: After getting frustrated that something wasn’t working well a second time: “Well...there is such a thing as beginner’s luck.”
Secret Superpower: I figure out how to surround myself with people who know more than I do.
Unsecret Admirer: Caregivers, service workers, and good storytellers.
CCT Focus: Media Production, UI/UX，Marketing
Hometown: Yunnan / Shanghai, China
Best Advice Received: Start by doing what is necessary: then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Secret Superpower: I can find the detail that other people cannot see.
Unsecret Admirer: I admire all the artists who create fabulous art work in our world.
Katie Hartzell, ‘19
CCT Focus: Transnational Film and Television
Hometown: Brunswick, ME / Brooklyn, NY / Washington, DC
Best Advice Received: “Don’t slouch darling!” And also, “You can’t change how you care, but you can change the things you care about.”
Secret Superpower: I play midfield. Whether it’s sports, improv comedy, or running a project, I can see the big picture and ensure that the team works together effectively, helping everyone succeed.
Unsecret Admirer: I admire hard workers, particularly women who continued to perfect their craft and push forward to create their vision: Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kathleen Kennedy
Mary Margaret Ewens, '19
CCT Focus: Developing Entrepreneurship Initiatives, Startups, and Advertising
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
Best Advice Received: "Everything happens for a reason. Even if you don't understand it, take it with a grain of salt, and learn from it."
Secret Superpower: My research skills are unmatched. I can find anything on any thing (or anyone) with a click of my mouse. I am also known for my planning skills, and am often the go-to girl for my friends trips and events.
Unsecret Admirer: The people who work tirelessly with nature conservancies, endangered species, and animal refuge sites. It's important for the next generation to see how important animals are not just to the eco-system, but for education purposes as well.
Roma Abhyankar, '19
CCT Focus:Innovative Design & Technology Use in Cyber Learning
Hometown: Pune, India | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Washington D.C, USA
Best Advice Received: ‘Nothing’s permanent; tomorrow is a whole new day’
Secret Superpower: Diligence and I can rise up quickly in any adverse situation.
Unsecret Admirer: People working in the field of education to provide access to those deprived a chance and developing cost effective technologies to reach the masses.