Rose Leopold, CSSH '16, was awarded one of fourteen Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards. Rose, a University Scholar, completed co-ops with Senator Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, and Northeastern's Advancement Office.
In her first co-op, Rose worked as a legislative intern for Senator Elizabeth Warren in Washington D.C. Rose's experience working for Senator Warren helped her realize her passion for politics. Following this impressive first co-op, Rose went on to Quito, Ecuador to co-op with the U.S. Embassy there. Working as a political intern, she learned about international relations, worked with local nonprofit organizations, and researched Ecuador's crackdown on free speech. For her last co-op, Rose worked at Northeastern in the Office for University Advancement. She implemented programming to develop the Women Who Inspire series and helped create professional workshops for faculty and staff.
When asked by the Northeastern News what her advice to future co-ops, Rose encouraged others to “Take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Step out of your comfort zone. You’ll be happy you did—and at the very least, you’ll end up with a good story.”
Rose's next step will be to pursue her MS in Security and Resilience Studies at Northeastern.