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Student Spotlight: Rosalita Helldorfer

Today we would like to highlight one of our most ambitious and valuable student employees: Rosalita Helldorfer! Rosalita graduated this past spring, so we decided to sit down with her and reflect on her time with the Community Partnerships Center (CPC).

First, would you like to introduce yourself, and your position here at Roger Williams – specifically at the Community Partnerships Center (CPC)?

My name is Rosalita, and I was one of the Publications Team Coordinators. What this means is that I oversaw a team of ten individuals that was composed of graphic designers, writers, editors, and content managers. I helped to make sure they were working smoothly and diligently, while running and organizing meetings. I also created weekly agendas, work plans, and other administrative tasks.

What is the CPC?

The CPC is the bridge between the outside community and the Roger Williams University (RWU) community. The CPC allows students and professors to work with a variety of partners in RI and southeastern Massachusetts. Students gain real world experience along with class credit. Before we go any further, we’d like to know a bit more about you. Here are 10 quick-fire questions:

What are your hobbies? - Photography, videography, hanging out with friends, traveling, and binge watching my favorite TV shows.

Favorite Movie? - All of the Harry Potter Movies.

Favorite Cartoon? - Scooby Doo... it’s a classic.

Favorite TV show(s)? - Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Dark Tourist, and Parks & Recreation.

Favorite music genre

- Pop.

Favorite band / artist? - Right now, Ariana Grande. I also really like Elton John and Brett Young.

Best place you ever went on vacation? - Santorini, Greece.

Top place you want to visit next on vacation?

- Australia or Hawaii.

Any pets? - One dog – a chocolate lab named Luna

Favorite season?

- Spring, right before the summer heat

How long were you at the CPC?

I worked here for a little over three years. I started as a photographer/videographer and writer/editor and worked my way up from there.

What is your favorite memory at the CPC?

The Community Engagement Celebration event in 2017 is easily my favorite memory. I was a producer for the event, where I helped plan, set up, and execute the event. I found it amazing to see all of the hard work of the CPC students getting shown off as completed projects. What would you say to a student considering taking a CPC class?

You should absolutely do it. CPC classes are a great experience, and a great resume booster. Employers love to see community work experience.

What do you hope for the future of the CPC organization on campus?

I hope that the CPC continues to gain recognition, as well as, continues to build excitement across campus because of how unique and helpful it is. I also hope that more people continue to understand what it is we do, and why what we do is so important.

We’d like to thank Rosalita one last time for all of her hard work at the CPC for the past 3+ years and we also want to wish her good luck on all of her future endeavors!

Author: Adam Kelly

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