Ashley Cilenti ’13
Major: Management & English Communications
Internship: Mayor's Office of New Bostonians
A double major in management and English communications, Ashley has spent the last few years interning at several sites throughout Boston focused on public advocacy and diversity in the city. During the fall 2012 semester, she worked with the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians, a group dedicated to providing opportunity and equality for immigrants throughout Boston.
Her biggest task while working with the New Bostonians was to help coordinate the "We Are Boston Gala" that was held on December 4, 2012. This annual event celebrates Boston's immigrant roots and heritage, and recognizes the diverse talents that are so vital to the essence of the city. Ashley's job throughout the semester was to make sure that the gala was as successful as possible. She wasn't just working behind the scenes, though. The event happened before the semester ended, which meant she was able to attend and help out with the actual gala.
"They had me doing live tweeting and photography on the night - it was so cool to be there and see it all come together."