Where Is She Now? Following Up With Former SheGives Fellow Amy Barrett


SheGives 2014-2015 Media Maven

Born and raised in Southern Massachusetts, and a loyal New England sports fan

Favorite Places: Boston and Washington DC (history buff!)


Q: Where are you working now? 

A: I’m working at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. I started in December after finishing my Master’s degree in Communication Research at BU.

Q: What sort of projects and responsibilities do you have?

A: I work with pre-doctoral dental students to better understand what they want and need out of their education. To do this, I develop surveys and analyze the data to better understand the effectiveness of the courses and school programs.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the work you’re currently doing?

A: I really love getting to work with the students and being a liaison between them and the administration. I’m constantly learning from them and learning about the business behind running a school. I also have wonderful coworkers who continue to help me to grow professionally and personally.

Q: Have you utilized any of the skills or connections you made while working with SheGives?

A: SheGives gave me a wonderful opportunity to improve my communication and networking skills. This definitely helped me to be more confident when working with professors and students who’s backgrounds are so different from my own. Also, Carrie was so helpful and supportive when I was graduating and looking for a job. I am eternally grateful to her for all of her help!

Q: What was your favorite thing about your time as a SheGives fellow?

A: Every day feeling inspired by the amazing women of SheGives and the passionate people at Science Club For Girls, Engineering is Elementary, Raw ArtWorks, and MyLife My Choice.

Q: What causes are near and dear to your heart?

A: I was so excited when SheGives added GLAD to the slate as LGBTQ rights need to be addressed by our society. Also near and dear to me on a personal level is Alzheimer’s research and helping those who care for people with serious, debilitating illnesses.

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