Entries by Andrea Dennis

Representation Matters

By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair The animated film, Coco, recently won Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. The film represented a young, Mexican boy who had dreams of becoming a musician; a heartfelt story with culture and diversity beautifully woven in. But it was […]

A Louder Voice for Diversity & Inclusion

By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair The last 12 months have highlighted diversity and inclusion in such a powerful way that it makes my role as Diversity and Inclusion Chair only a microscopic piece of a much larger initiative in our lifetime. As a public relations professional (and an ethical and moral human being), […]

How Nonverbal Communication Speaks Loudly Through Diversity

By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair Over the holidays I traveled to three different countries – all of which I didn’t speak the native language, but learned a few key phrases to help me communicate throughout the day. What I quickly realized, though, was even though I could speak “enough,” the language didn’t actually help […]