3 People, 3 Questions - Spring 2021

3 People, 3 Questions: Spring 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Amy Ma

Amy Ma

’21 BSB
Minnesota Student Association (MSA) Student Body President

 

What are you reading?

Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. My friends recently started a book club and wanted to start with a book by a queer author, so we chose this one! Bluets by Maggie Nelson is one of my favorite books, so I’m really excited to read what she has to say in The Argonauts.

What is your favorite website?

I spend probably too much of my free time on Twitter. It’s a great mix of humor, news, thought-provoking commentary, and a personal blog of sorts. I’m always interested in what my friends are reading about and laughing at.

What is your dream job?

I love movies, so likely a film critic! I’m in my first film class this semester, and I’m fascinated by the way movies are able to communicate so much about love, loss, our world, etc. through creative mediums.

 

Brittany Cardinal

Brittany Cardinal

’23 MBA
Manager, Patient and Translational Marketing at Be The Match

 

What are you reading?

I just purchased the audio version of Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid.

What is your favorite website?

www.creativemarket.com. It’s a resource to bring your creative projects to life with more than three million unique fonts, graphics, themes, photos, and templates designed by independent creators around the world. And they have six free downloads every Monday!

What is your dream job?

For a realistic position, I would say a chief marketing officer role. For a position that captures all my interests but may not currently exist, I would say a role that involves and works within branding, aesthetics, food, clothing, and events.

 

Ellen Trader

Ellen Trader

Executive Director, Analytics for Good Institute Managing Director, Carlson Analytics Lab

 

What are you reading?

I am reading Barack Obama’s new memoir, A Promised Land. He is an incredible writer and storyteller. In this book, he discusses not just policy decision-making during his administration, but he is introspective and thinks critically about these decisions’ outcomes. And I’ve just finished reading Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s World of Wonders. It uniquely combines an appreciation for nature with ideas about identity and fitting in.

What is your favorite website?

The New York Times website is my go-to source for varied categories of content several times a day. From world news & politics to cooking and technology, in my opinion, The New York Times offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of information and ideas. I also listen to the morning The New York Times podcast by Michael Barbaro, The Daily.

What is your dream job?

I have it, of course! The Carlson Analytics Lab and the Analytics for Good Institute have given me the chance to focus on applying the use of data analytics to help solve problems. Recently, we’ve been able to work closely on issues that face residents in our community such as access to quality affordable housing and food insecurity. The times in which we live make it more important than ever to make sure that business is a force for good.

Spring 2021 alumni magazine cover

This article appeared in the Spring 2021 alumni magazine

Women & Work: Exploring the challenges—and opportunities—presented by the pandemic.

Spring 2021 table of contents