Melissa developed an interest in social media during her work as a social media associate for a marketing company in Georgia. She also spent the summer as the social media coordinator for UMD Dining Services. In addition to her continued work with Dining Services, this year she built our own Critical Race Initiative’s (CRI) social media accounts from the ground up and is helping CRI develop a strong social media presence. Based on her expertise, she has written a guide for graduate students and faculty interested in creating a professional presence on Twitter and engaging others in their research.
In general, if someone wanted to find a grad student, they’d have better luck in the library than a hopping coffee shop or restaurant in D.C. While there’s always work to be done, it is also important to make time to explore the vibrant neighborhoods in the city and its surrounding area.
We asked several graduate students about their favorite destinations and neighborhoods so that if you happen to find yourself with some free time or want to take a break for an adventure, you have some great choices with a grad student stamp of approval!