To the passerby, Lindsay Bukowski might only be known as someone with an eclectic taste in hair dye or the girl studying in Hughes with a large cup of iced coffee always by her side. One might also catch her sporting a variety of witty graphic tees, running back and forth from the D train heading to her job or going on an adventure in her all-time favorite city.
However, what most people don’t know is that Lindsay has many interests, talents and experiences that do not meet the naked eye. Most people do not know that she has proudly stood on stage and belted “Arabian Nights” at the famed Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, or that she is friendly with Danny Clinch, the photographer that is best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z. As a volunteer for the Fordham Road Business Improvement District and a HerCampus correspondent specializing in women empowerment, Lindsay is passionate about social change. Last year alone, she traveled to seven different countries. It is impossible to find a more humble, quirky and down-to-earth student on Fordham’s campus.
At Fordham, Lindsay studies marketing and international business. She has been dubbed “the cool roommate” amongst her eleventh floor companions in Walsh Hall, and her favorite thing to do on campus is read on the Keating Steps. In addition to being a contributing editor and blogger for our university’s chapter of HerCampus, she is an involved member of Fordham’s Marketing Association.
Through HerCampus, Lindsay has recently been exposed to a few incredible opportunities. During New York Advertising Week at the beginning of October, she interviewed female media executives on the “Be Confident” bus sponsored by The Girl’s Lounge, an organization that promotes women empowerment and gender equality in the workplace. She was also able to attend “The Power of the Educated Girl” panel, where she listened to First Lady Michelle Obama, former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Plan International girl advocate Nurfahada and actresses/activists Charlize Theron and Sophia Bush speak about the promotion of education for adolescent girls around the world. These opportunities have only reinforced her passion for female empowerment, and she notes that hearing such powerful women speak on this topic has inspired her to get more involved and start the conversation among her peers at Fordham.
In addition to igniting social change, Lindsay’s other passion is traveling. Last fall she spent her semester studying in Rome, Italy and jet-setting around the rest of Europe during her spare time. While in Rome, she tapped into her creative side by taking classes such as History of Italian Design and Urban Studies of the Eternal City. From making friends with the guy who made her daily panino at her favorite deli, to tutoring Italian high schoolers in English, Lindsay left her mark on the city she now calls her second home.
Upon returning home from her semester abroad, Lindsay landed an internship (and soon-to-be full time job) at Levine/Leavitt, an international artists’ management agency, representing a talented roster of photographers, illustrators and typographers. She told us that she has always had a strong passion for art, film, music and anything else within the creative field, so by combining that with her business background, she feels extremely lucky to have a job where her interests and professional studies collide. In the future, Lindsay hopes to return to Europe and earn a Master’s in Fine Art so that she can continue to make a career out of her passions.
Lindsay reflects that all of the opportunities she has been presented with would not be possible if it wasn’t for her time here at Fordham. She is a diehard Ram Fan, and in our opinion, an unsung hero within the Fordham community. So next time you see Lindsay around campus, be sure to say hello! You will not be disappointed.