Bridget Begg

Department: Biology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
GCF Position: Celebrating Graduate Students 

I write articles for the Communications Office/MIT News about nontraditional graduate students. This involves meeting with them and interviewing them for ~1 hour and then synthesizing their story into a long-form piece.

Bridget writes articles that highlight and celebrate the diversity of graduate students.

How does your GCF project enhance the graduate student community?

We like to highlight students who are interesting in successful in ways that go beyond academic success. We believe this platform is one that celebrates the diversity of graduate students at MIT as well as one from which we can recruit more students of this caliber.

What is your favorite part of working in your GCF position?

I love learning other peoples’ stories.