At the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), we want to share our passion for data as a tool for social change. One way we do this is by offering research internship positions to Wellesley College students. In this video, Budnampet Ramanudom (Class of 2018) discusses her role on the Media and Identity Study team and the project’s next steps.

The Media & Identity Study – a mixed-method online study – surveyed over 2,300 young people aged 12-25 in 47 states with 34 follow-up interviews. The project examines the role of televised media, social media, and civic engagement in influencing how young people form their racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual, and political identities. For more information on the Media & Identity Study, visit

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