Flawless Profiles

While we are the minority in a classroom, these women are also the minority at work. I hope These profiles will help you to get to know some women of color who work at our school. They can help you along throughout your education, and together, we can help create an environment where we can work together and lift each other up. If you see these ladies on the street or around Emerson don’t be a stranger and say Hello.

Melissa Newton

My jobs at Emerson are...

Administrative Associate Office of International Organization and Global Engagement,

Education Abroad Domestic Programs Student Adviser,

Designated Student Official (DSO),

And Un-Officially a Diversity Officer

I’m from…

Pennington, New Jersey

My favorite thing to do in Boston is…

Avoid the cold and to try new ethnic foods

My go to song right now is the...

Batman Beyond Soundtrack

My favorite read of the year is...

Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

I’m unapologetic for…

My love and just the things I love. Also sticking up for someone if they need it and doing what’s right even if it’s wrong.

My favorite show and movies right now are...

Aladdin and my favorite show is Bob’s Burgers

I studied…

Cultural Anthropology and East Asian Studies, and have a Masters in International High Education and Intercultural Relations

My favorite place I’ve traveled so far is…

Japan

If you could change something for our campus what would it be?

I would like to foster a better understanding between students, faculty, and staff. So there could be this better understanding how things work to obtain change, change takes time.

What advice would you give to other women of color?

Be you, be strong, you were born great.

Angela Siew

My job at Emerson is…

Senior Administrative Associate in the WLP department

I’m from...

New Jersey

My fave thing to do in Boston is…

To walk around Jamaica Pond

My go to song right now is…

Joanne by Lady GaGa

My favorite read of this year is…

Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane

I’m unapologetic for…

Working really hard, seeing things and events through, and improving how things work.

My favorite shows right now are…

ER and This Is Us

I studied…

Poetry, I have an MFA in Poetry. I graduated from Emerson in 2017

My favorite place I’ve traveled so far is...

Italy

If I could change something for campus it would be…

To create more spaces for student and/or faculty and staff to meet since campus is growing

What advice would you give to other women of color?

Go after what you want, persevere. If someone tells you, “No,” find another way to do what you want.

Angela also has an amazing poem that you should check out, The Gift. If you are a writer of color and would like more opportunities to share your work or meet other writers of color, Angela recommends Grub Street, and for grad students Writers of Color at Emerson.

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