Published 04/25/16

Quinn Massaroni ’16: Amplifying Politics and Law major with business acumen

Major: Politics and Law
Minors: Business Administration, Spanish
Hometown: East Greenbush, NY
Path: Research and policy development, environmental or economic development

Quinn Massaroni '16Quinn Massaroni ’16 (East Greenbush, NY) has had a very good year. In March, she was unanimously selected as the national winner of the 2016 Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science for her paper, “A United States Sustainable Energy Transition Based on Successful International Models.” The paper was part of a semester-long interdisciplinary capstone project for students in the Politics and Law major.

A week after she learned about the national honor, Massaroni was notified that she will receive the Legal Studies Award for outstanding achievement in political science at Commencement ceremonies in May.

Massaroni chose Bryant because of its campus, academic challenges, and DI athletic opportunities.

Massaroni made Bryant her top choice because it offered the campus setting, academic challenges, and athletic opportunities she was looking for. Being a part of the varsity soccer team was a great honor, she says. “My teammates really helped me settle in. They provided me with a network of fellow soccer players and other athletes with whom I could share the challenges and joys of competing at the DI level.”

In addition to her coursework and co-curricular activities, Massaroni is immersed in an internship at the Social Entrepreneurship Greenhouse in Providence, RI, allowing her to see how business and social change can work in harmony.

She is also interviewing for the perfect job to launch her career.

“Bryant and its faculty have educated and empowered me to tackle many different challenges in the world today,” she says. “The integration of business and liberal arts has given me a unique perspective on politics and law – and a much clearer understanding of the interplay between government and business. I love knowing that my business knowledge will serve me in any career path I choose.”

How does she compare the person she is today to the one who first stepped onto Bryant’s campus? “I’m far more open-minded, compassionate, and empathetic,” she says.