The Education Partner Program team believes that students and recent graduates are best equipped to let companies know what types of resources and support are needed as they prepare to launch their careers. Through our partnership with Parker Dewey, we are proud to have been able to work with 5 micro-interns who served as members of the Open Access Student Planning Committee. These individuals have worked collaboratively to design, develop, and promote Open Access and we are excited about what this team has achieved!
Juan (he/him/él) is a recent B.A. graduate from Brandeis University who comes all the way from Luque, Paraguay. He majored in Psychology and International Studies and he’s part of the Open Access Student Planning Committee this year. Juan has a love for languages (he speaks 4), food, traveling, and people from different backgrounds/cultures. He chose to help with Open Access this year because Juan believes in equity in regards to information access. He recognizes that some communities are disproportionately affected by systemic oppression which leads them to have less visibility in social and professional spaces; Therefore, he joined the Open Access team in hopes to disrupt that cycle.
Nicole is a current junior at Montclair State University. She is a Communication and Media Studies major with a minor in English and a certificate in Entrepreneurship. Nicole currently works on-campus as an Area Supervisor of Marketing at her campus’s Recreation Center. She enjoys being able to create, whether through media, marketing campaigns or writing.
She is excited to be a member of HubSpot’s Student Planning Committee this year because she’s able to help create a professional development summit that is accessible and available to all students and early career professionals.
Crystal Lopez is a recent B.S. graduate from California State University Channel Islands with an Emphasis in Marketing. Currently an active member of the Open Access Student Planning Committee for HubSpot, working on designing an event for college students to have access to professional development opportunities.
Having worked for CSUCI’s student-run and operated marketing agency (CI Solutions), she has experience in marketing, communications, brand strategy development, and managing accounts. She loves traveling locally and internationally, meeting new people, and creating new experiences. She is excited to have the opportunity to participate in this planning committee to give students the opportunity for career readiness and development, in hopes of building a better future for themselves.
Ezinne Onyedum is a senior strategic communication major at the illustrious Morgan
State University. She has cultivated a background in public relations and social media management through her work with the Maryland Department of Natural resources and her school’s student-run PR agency known as “The Strategy Shop”. She has also continued to gain experience through her internships, certification programs, and classroom instruction. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career that allows her to connect non-profit organizations with the communities they serve. Her ultimate goal is to create partnerships between organizations and the people that are in need of their services the most.
Matthew is entering his last semester at The University of Texas at Austin with a dual major in Public Relations and Finance, graduating in December 2022. On campus, he primarily serves as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for various courses in the McCombs School of Business. This past summer, he worked as a Marketing intern at HubSpot in Cambridge, MA. Matthew is thrilled about the opportunity to help plan the Open Access Student Summit and thinks it is an excellent way for students to learn more about navigating their careers.