Young Alumni Spotlight
Maria Takele (’21) received her BS in political science with an international relations concentration and minors in Africana studies and entrepreneurship. She was accepted in the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation’s 2021 summer fellowship program.
“It is an amazing opportunity,” said Takele, who interned with the streamlined media and communications team to help connect companies to cultures and generations through creative, strategic, and analytical art, education, research, and science.
The IRTS Foundation is dedicated to bringing together the wisdom of yesterday’s founders, the power of today’s leaders, and the promise of tomorrow’s young professionals to build the next generation of media leaders, which they think should more accurately reflect the diverse demographic of today’s media consumers.
This highly competitive fellowship is designed to connect students with each other and some of the largest names in media by providing education through access to a series of academic programs, industry events, and mentorship pipelines.
“I hope to continue a career in communications, media & management and plan to one day obtain my master’s in these disciplines.”