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ALUMNA HELPS MILITARY BUILD AFGHAN-US RELATIONS
In the post-Vietnam era, it takes more than military might to win a war. That’s why the work of people like Naheed Vadsaria, DMSB’02, is so important to the success of modern military operations.
EMPOWERED BY TORCH PROGRAM, STUDENT WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS AS TEACHER
When Greykia Harris is asked to discuss the impact the Torch Scholars Program has had on her life and her Northeastern experience, she pauses for a few seconds. But her joy and passion are unmistakable in the words that follow.
“When I talk about Torch, I get emotional,” says Harris, SSH’17. “I feel like it’s really changed my life. I don’t think I could’ve ever come this far in my life without it.”
AT HOME ON SHIFTING GROUND: STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR FINDS HER IDENTITY IN UNCERTAINTY
When Abbey Titcomb arrived at Northeastern in 2013, she was scared of nearly everything—the ocean, roller coasters, airplanes, and most of all, decision making. She was the type of high achiever who is driven by insecurity and the desire to please others.
That was before she discovered that, deep in her soul, she’s an entrepreneur.
IN NBA FRONT OFFICE, ALUMNA CONNECTS PLAYERS AND FANS
Annabel Padilla has been a basketball junkie her whole life. She put it this way: “Working for the NBA was always No. 1 on my radar.”
Growing up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, she was a devoted New Jersey Nets fan, played on several recreational teams, and drove her high school squad’s offense as point guard. While working toward a degree in communications from Northeastern, Padilla earned co-ops and an internship with the Boston Bruins that gave her the expertise in professional sports to pursue her life’s passion.
AI KNOWS WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT, TRANSFORMS SUPPLY CHAINS
Say you’re looking for a new jacket that’s affordable and on-trend. What store comes to mind?
For many consumers, the answer is Zara. The Spain-based company is a leader in fast fashion, which refers to retailers that rapidly turn out inexpensive clothing inspired by what’s currently on the runway.
It turns out Zara’s success and popularity doesn’t stem from superior designers or unparalleled creative direction. The store is able to give customers what they want, when they want it, because of its supply chain.
STUDENT-MUSICIAN IS NPR’S ARTIST TO WATCH
When you’re on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist, you know you’ve made it.
That’s what happened to Sidney Gish, a third-year student at Northeastern, soon after she released her latest album No Dogs Allowed. The album received a glowing review in Pitchfork and grabbed the attention of NPR, which named Gish, AMD’20, one of its 2018 Slingshot Artists to Watch.