DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Public Relations
Worked as: Social media manager

I have chosen DCLead because: Digital communication is a rapidly evolving field, but this level of innovation comes with unexpected obstacles. I chose DCLead because I want to be involved with the development of new technologies and ensure they are regulated for the best interest of the public.

Bridget MillerIreland/US

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Journalism and Public Opinion
Worked as: Head of Communications at the Foundation for Press Freedom in Colombia (FLIP).

I have chosen DCLead because: Have you ever felt that even though you love where you are, you need to move on, learn something new and challenge yourself? That is why I decided to do a Masters. There were too many options around, but DCLead stood out because it is the perfect combination of communication, critical analysis, policy and social change. Plus, we have the opportunity to develop our academic skills as well as professional competencies.

Andrea Torres PerdomoColombia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: International Communication and Media
Worked as: Communication Officer at WHO Viet Nam office

I have chosen DCLead because: After more than 2 years working in Communication for Health, I decided to pursue academic training in how to utilize communication to solve development challenges. The DC Lead program stood out as the perfect mix of theoretical input and practical training, offering an interdisciplinary approach to communication, political sciences, development studies, and digital technology.

Minh PhamVietnam

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Mass Communication
Worked as: Communication Officer at Yiaga Africa

I have chosen DCLead because: After an impactful background in the communications and development sector, DCLead was the next reasonable step, because it offered a timely opportunity for the critical analysis of digital communications in our fast-paced world. The interplay between research, diversity and leadership is every student’s dream.

Chinemerem OnuorahNigeria

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Social Communication/Journalism
Worked as: Journalist, Press Office, and Media Literacy Speaker

I have chosen DCLead because: It combines leadership, political science, and public policies to develop students’ critical thinking. Dclead will develop my research competencies, enhance my career opportunities and boost my leadership skills.

Thais MottaBrazil

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Mass Communication
Worked as: Copywriter at White Rivers Media

I have chosen DCLead because: After spending a few years in digital communication, especially advertising, I wanted to expand my knowledge focusing on the industry’s future and a strong ethical foundation. DCLead stood out among master’s programs, offering a perfect mix of research, leadership, and technology, with a structure that has diversity at its core.

Hetvi ChhedaIndia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Media and Communications
Worked as: Previously worked in marketing, currently working in AI policy

I have chosen DCLead because: I have chosen DClead because I developed an interest in how todays technological advancements affect our society. The combination of exploring this while being around policy makers in Brussels seemed like the perfect combination. Moreover, DClead offers a unique chance to meet and engage with individuals who possess diverse perspectives and learn from their experiences.

Ida VelthovenNorway

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Communication Science
Worked as: Communication and marketing industry for 3+ years, also contributing to political research in the Institute for Political Science

I have chosen DCLead because: I choose this program to learn more about digital communication and the impacts it has. I’m specializing in POLINN because I believe in the power on communication and I would like to contribute to the communication towards the people about the issues related to democracy and politics. I especially want to help Hungarian people to have independent information again. This programme so far has been exciting and made me grow, I met many new, interesting, smart people who thought me about the world.

Orsolya KostyálHungary

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Communication Studies
Worked as: Digital Copywriter, Social Media Specialist, and Business Owner of bvb.films

I have chosen DCLead because: As someone who comes from an area in the United States with one of the most prominent digital divides across the country, I am passionate about the digital communication dilemma that encompasses our lives. DCLead has offered me the experience of exploring and finding innovative ways to solve the digital divide, the digital sphere we are growing to understand deeper. DCLead has helped me step outside my comfort zone and challenged me academically and personally. I hope to use the knowledge I will gain in this program to lead initiatives that lessen the digital divide gap and help aid the creation of policies that provide internet access to citizens.

Brooke Valerie BiasellaUnited States

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Digital Communication
MA: MA in Communication & Culture
Worked as: Inbound Marketing Specialist, Content Creator & Social Media Manager

I have chosen DCLead because: The idea of studying a Master’s degree in several countries abroad, with classmates from all over the world and doing it entirely in English had always appealed to me. When I found DCLead, whose syllabus was strongly aligned with my previous studies, but with the added bonus of a strong ethical and human centered approach to technology, I knew I wanted to be part of it. Moreover, I chose POLINN track due to my interest in AI regulation, and the role the EU is playing in regulating it.

Pilar RocaSpain