June 16, 2021

2021 NYU MSPW Convocation Award Recipients

Professional Writing Impact Award:

Maggie F. McGwin

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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 2021 awardee, Maggie McGwin has combined her passion for technical and UX/UI writing with her enthusiasm for the outdoors and environmental initiatives across many projects. In particular, Maggie’s thesis project merged bee conservation, collaborative communication, and crowdsourced data to develop a mobile application aimed at protecting the future of pollinators. Originally from rural Wisconsin,  Maggie studied theatre and Irish language in Ireland, and completed an internship in creative production administration at an arts center in southeast London. Prior to her graduate studies, Maggie earned a BFA in acting and a  certificate in Celtic studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Flag Bearer:

Vaia Trittas

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Vaia Trittas was selected as Flag Bearer for the MS in Professional Writing program in recognition of her out standing academic performance and active participation  as a student of this program. Across her graduate course  work, Vaia’s research and writing focused on social  movement, equity, and representation through digital storytelling. In addition to a recent editorial piece on the sustainability and ethics of the fashion industry, Vaia also has written a grant proposal to protect Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh against increased gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this degree, Vaia earned a BA in individualized studies from NYU.

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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