Sabrina Bazile is a go-getter.
With a major in marketing and a concentration in marketing innovation and new media, Sabrina is a Beta Gamma Sigma honors student. Outside the classroom, she participates in Suffolk’s Professional Marketing Association, a student-run club that hosts informative events and career and networking opportunities. She also represents the Marketing Department on the BSBA Council, tutors undergraduate students in statistics and marketing, and is the former president of Suffolk’s gospel choir. But that’s not all. She’s also interning with at Kidsbooks, a children’s book publisher, where she’s getting firsthand experience with marketing and sales projects.
Sabrina enjoys her busy schedule. And she has no signs of slowing down. After earning her Suffolk BSBA this spring, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in urban planning in the fall.
“It’s completely different from what I’m currently doing,” Sabrina admits. But she’s passionate about design and social change—two things that go hand-in-hand with urban planning.
“Studying urban planning will allow me to research how to better plan and design cities, so as to lessen the poverty displacement in neighborhoods,” she says. She also hopes to incorporate her marketing background through community engagement and outreach.
Sabrina’s interest in urban development grew during her time at Suffolk. “I’ve always been fascinated with the disparity I see in Boston. I see how homelessness is integrated within the city, and how Tremont Street, Park Street, and the Boston Common area are in such a stark contrast to, say, Beacon Hill. Being a planner would allow me to be the voice of struggling communities that are facing disparity and inequity,” she says.
As she approaches her final semester, Sabrina is grateful for the opportunities she’s been given at Suffolk. Having smaller classes means you have the chance to develop closer relationships with other students and faculty, she explains. “My professors are writing letters of recommendation for me, and I’m able to network with them. They are providing me with important contacts and other opportunities that would otherwise not have happened at a bigger school,” she adds.