Student’s Research Shines Light on Women’s Role in East African Seaweed Trade

While some students preferred a summer break closer to home, St. John’s University graduate student Diana Nikoloski ’22CCPS traveled thousands of miles on a research journey that transformed her life.

Diana Nikoloski ’22CCPS

“I’ve been interested in the issue of fair trade all my life. I’m also focused on issues related to feminism, so I started thinking about women-run businesses in Africa. This project was the best experience of my life and I would never change it.”

Diana Nikoloski ’22CCPS
  • BS in Public Relations
  • MS in International Communication
  • The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

A Transformative Journey

Shining a Spotlight on a Global Issue

Valuing our Human Family

Shining a Light on African Seaweed Trade Practices

Create a Pathway With Your Interests

Area of Interest

Communications, Marketing & Media

Diana Nikoloski ’22CCPS

Diana Nikoloski ’22CCPS

Riverdale, Bronx, NY

In the Classroom

Bachelor of Science, Public Relations

In the Community

Project Sunshine, Member
Phi Sigma Sigma sorority
Volunteer, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army

In the World

Spent three months in the East African nation of Tanzania in 2021 researching the role of women in the seaweed trade. Won first prize in 2022 Student Research Conference