One of HC's favorite not-for-profits, She’s the First
Name: Kayla M. Le Goff
School: Fordham University
Major: Communication and Media Studies
Favorite Blog: Toss up between “Cupcakes and Cashmere” and “Amy Blogs Chow”
Favorite Book: Born Round by Frank Bruni
Mentor Who Marvels Me: Hands down, my mom
App That Makes My Life Easier: Twitter! Found my first internship because of it.
Favorite Quote in 140 Characters or Less: "If you take short cuts you get cut short."-Rev Run
I am the first in my family to: go to college! Growing up with parents who didn’t have the privilege of getting a higher education instilled a tough work ethic in me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their endless encouragement and support.
This time next year I hope to be: Interning at Food Network.
Three words that describe me: curious, funny, friend
I want to change the world by: eating. Sounds silly, but we are all connected through food. It brings people together, and there’s no better way to explore a culture than with a great meal.
Name: Christina Myers
School: Hofstra University
Major: Broadcast Journalism and Sociology (double major)
Favorite Blog: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.
Favorite Book: The Lovely Bones
Mentor Who Marvels Me: Danielle Campbell, reporter and anchor for News12 Long Island. I interned for her and she became like my second mom. She is such an incredible woman in that she has succeeded in this business without losing herself, her personal life or her love for other people. She’s a rare breed—a journalist with a heart!
App That Makes My Life Easier: Twitter! It lets me follow the news every second from multiple sources.
Favorite Quote in 140 Characters or Less: “Eventually, we all become our own doppelgangers.”
I am the first at my college to: shoot a documentary in Ghana, Africa about communication and education in the developing country, while volunteering at a village school and orphanage.
This time next year I hope to be: Working somewhere that makes me happy to get up every morning to do work that I am passionate about (now I just need to figure out exactly where that will be!)
Three words that describe me: trustworthy, determined, accepting
I want to change the world by: sharing the stories of people around the world, and promoting understanding by bringing people together over similarities and sparking discussion about differences.
Name: Tess Quinlan
School: Marquette University (Home of the Golden Eagles!)
Major: Broadcast and Electronic Communication
Favorite Blog: PerezHilton--It's my guilty pleasure!
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Mentor Who Marvels Me: Mike Quick
App That Makes My Life Easier: iStudiez Pro—It keeps track of all my classes and assignments. Once a semester, I sit down and enter all the information from my syllabi, which turns out to be incredibly convenient.
Favorite Quote in 140 Characters or Less: Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.-- John Wooden
I am the first at my college to: co-host and produce a sports radio show done entirely by women.
This time next year I hope to be: gearing up to go abroad to London.
Three words that describe me: Enthusiastic, Genuine and Driven.
I want to change the world by: I want to teach the next generation of broadcasters proper and ethical journalism. I also want to set an example for other women that it is fine to be knowledgeable about sports, while still maintaining a sense of independence and credibility.
Name: Morgan Vazquez
School: Fordham College at Rose Hill – Class of 2013
Major: Communication and Media Studies (with a double minor in Economics and Sociology)
Favorite Blog: HC-Approved! (on Her Campus, of course!)
Favorite Book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Mentor who Marvel Me: State Senator Diane Savino; as both a woman in politics and a personal friend, Diane Savino is a great inspiration who encourages me to follow my dreams of running for political office.
App That Makes My Life Easier: Chase Mobile (since it lets me monitor my money 24/7!)
Favorite Quote: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you” – Maya Angelou
I am the first at my college to: Single-handedly organize and chair a fundraiser that raised over $25,000 in one single night. At age 17, I held a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island to raise money for over 19,000 Staten Islanders affected by this debilitating disease.
This time next year I hope to be: Studying abroad in Australia while continuing my JPMorgan Chase internship overseas!
Three words that describe me: Determined, Motivated and Outgoing.
I want to change the world by: Becoming the first Jewish Hispanic female President of the United States!
Name: Katie Corrado
School: Fordham University
Major: Communication and Media Studies
Favorite Blog: www.cupcakesandcashmere.com
Favorite Book: 1984 by George Orwell
Mentor Who Marvels Me: Katie Couric
App That Makes My Life Easier: Urbanspoon
Favorite Quote in 140 Characters or Less: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess
I am the first at my college to: I was the first youth member inducted into my chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. I was also the first chair of my chapter's youth committee.
This time next year I hope to be: Starting grad school or securing my first full-time job!
Three words that describe me: Dedicated, ambitious, and analytical
I want to change the world by: Living out Fordham's motto "Men and women for others" by working in non-profit PR or creating objective and insightful reports as a broadcast journalist.
Name: Amanda Ferrarotto
School: Manhattan College
Major: Economics & Communication
Favorite Blog: On the Ground by Nicholas Kristof
Favorite Book: Water for Elephants
Mentor Who Marvels Me: Tammy Tibbetts, Linda Kaplan Thaler
App That Makes My Life Easier: Google Voice
Favorite Quote in 140 Characters or Less: " You must be the change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi
I am the first at my college to: Win a NYWICI scholarship
This time next year I hope to be: Enjoying senior year and gearing up for the 'real world' with a job lined up!
Three words that describe me: Personable. Driven. Passionate
I want to change the world by: Revamping society's views toward advertising persuasion.