Kiki Gushue

Abbey Pulcinella

This summer, Kiki Gushue, 2021 explored the theme of feminism and female leadership in media. She learned about storytelling and creating podcasts from her mentor, the director of new local programming at WYPR, Aaron Henkin.

Kiki investigated the theme of women in media by interviewing two amazing women who work in the industry: Yael Melamede, a producer, director and independent production company cofounder and Rachel Heacox, a videographer and visual brand studio owner, on their experiences in these professions, including their successes and setbacks. Kiki then created a podcast series called “Behind the Camera: Stories of Women Working in the Media Industry” to share what she learned. “It was so inspiring to talk to these women and find their stories to tell,” Kiki said. Check out her podcast on Spotify

Total number of participants to date: 133 (typically around 40% of the junior class)

2020: 24
2019: 50
2018: 31
2017: 25

Sampling of Internship Placements

Medicine
  • Stanford University’s Wall Lab
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
Law
  • FBI Teen Academy
  • Judge Lyn Stewart Mays
  • Women’s Law Center of Maryland
Finance
  • Brown Advisory Group
Fashion
  • Nicole Miller, New York
STEM
  • The Institute of Marine Environmental Technology
  • University of Maryland Computer Science
  • zyBooks
  • McCormick & Company
Architecture
  • BCT Architects
Interior Design
  • Jenkins Baer Associates
  • Mad Cow Interiors
Community Outreach
  • Baltimore Child Abuse Center
  • House of Ruth
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Media
  •  ABC News
  •  NBC News