The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Gabby Bozarth '17

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In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

It takes a team to make the Rockefeller Center’s Management & Leadership Development Program (MLDP) the success that it is, and Gabby Bozarth '17 is a part of that team. After completing MLDP, the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP), and taking public policy classes, Gabby joined the Rockefeller Center student staff as a Student Program Assistant for MLDP this Winter Term. MLDP turns students into citizen leaders through experiential teaching techniques and hands-on learning experiences that include weekly guest speakers. Each week, Gabby helps facilitate the sessions by communicating with and scheduling dinner for participants as well as communicating with speakers about their upcoming lectures. Gabby enjoys working with MLDP because she "loves being a part of an undergraduate program where [she] gets to meet students who are brilliant and who [she] can learn from." Working at the Rockefeller Center has allowed her to meet students that Gabby says she would not have otherwise met and hear the great stories that they bring with them. She is constantly striving to ensure that MLDP students experience a similar level of enjoyment by creating surveys to garner their feedback on how to better the program.

Student Program Assistant Gabby Bozarth '17

Although Gabby has worked various jobs on campus and participated in numerous extracurricular activities, she specifically enjoys working for the Rockefeller Center because of its uniqueness. Gabby credits the Center's staff with making it a fun and welcoming place to work. "I love how personable the Rocky staff is. I can pop into one of their offices and just talk about anything. Rocky has been a place where I can chill and also feel like I’m being invested in," says Gabby. She wants other students to also take part in the great opportunities at the Rockefeller Center, so she is helping create a social media campaign strategy to get more students involved. Despite the fact that Gabby only just started working at Rocky this term, she displays great "enthusiasm and commitment to the program and the Rockefeller Center," according to Program Officer Robin Frye. “[Gabby] is great at connecting with students participating in the program [and] she knows what needs to be done without being asked."

Gabby Bozarth, a member of the Class of 2017, is double majoring in Government and Women & Gender Studies Modified with African American Studies.

-Written by Crandalyn Jackson ’15, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant

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