Quinn Massaroni's senior year was exceptional. In March, she was unanimously selected as the national winner of the 2016 Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science for her paper, “A United States Sustainable Energy Transition Based on Successful International Models.” The paper was part of a semester-long interdisciplinary capstone project for students in the Politics and Law major.
A week after she learned about the national honor, Massaroni was notified that she would receive the Legal Studies Award for outstanding achievement in political science at Commencement ceremonies in May.
Massaroni made Bryant her top choice because it offered the campus setting, academic challenges, and athletic opportunities she was looking for. Being a part of the varsity soccer team was a great honor, she says. “My teammates really helped me settle in. They provided me with a network of fellow soccer players and other athletes with whom I could share the challenges and joys of competing at the DI level.”
In addition to her coursework and co-curricular activities, Massaroni was immersed in an internship at the Social Entrepreneurship Greenhouse in Providence, RI, allowing her to see how business and social change can work in harmony.
She has since obtained an MA in Communication from Bryant; her thesis was on political opinions and attitudes toward global warming. She is now the marketing and communication coordinator for Coastal Medical in Providence, RI.
“Bryant and its faculty have educated and empowered me to tackle many different challenges in the world today,” she says. “The integration of business and liberal arts has given me a unique perspective on politics and law – and a much clearer understanding of the interplay between government and business. I love knowing that my business knowledge will serve me in any career path I choose.”
How does she compare the person she is today to the one who first stepped onto Bryant’s campus? “I’m far more open-minded, compassionate, and empathetic,” she says.
Member of Bryant's DI soccer team
- Social Entrepreneurship Greenhouse
- Data analyst, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
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