April 26, 2024

2024 NYU MSPW Convocation Award Recipients

By Yashita Thota

Yazmin Rosas

Professional Writing Impact Award

The Professional Writing Impact Award is presented to a graduating student in the MS in Professional Writing program who has demonstrated a commitment to writing and communication endeavors that seek to impact society in positive ways. As the 2024 awardee, Yazmin Rosas leverages her copywriting and marketing expertise to empower small businesses and marginalized communities. Most notably, her thesis project yielded the BIPOC Brand Builder, a toolkit offering effective brand messaging strategies for minority-owned businesses. As a first-generation Latina graduate student, Yazmin is committed to uplifting BIPOC entrepreneurs facing socio-economic disparities. During her studies, she also worked as a brand copywriter at Hubspot, crafting engaging billboards, social posts, and podcast ad scripts.

Image of Yazmin Rosas. Yazmin presents as a woman. They have brown eyes and black hair. They are wearing a pink shirt and their image is against a white backdrop.

Olivia Langenberg

Flag Bearer

Image of Olivia Langenberg. Olivia presents as a woman and has long brown hair and blue eyes. They are wearing a gray shirt and are standing against a wood panel wall.

Olivia Langenberg was selected as Flag Bearer for the MS in Professional Writing (MSPW) program in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and active participation as a student of this program. During her time in the MSPW, Olivia was keen on fostering meaningful connections with her classmates near and far. She engaged in mentoring opportunities with professors and guest lecturers. Olivia’s professional writing experience spans industries from entertainment to the nonprofit sector to boutique public relations. After graduation, Olivia is excited to continue her career in marketing and communications, with specific attention to developing brand voices.

To learn more about the MS in Professional Writing program at NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu/mspw

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