Entrepreneur Matt House of Broken Books is our alumnus of the month. A former Memorial University of Newfoundland Seahawk (cross-country) and the holder of a BA from the Memorial University Department of English, an MA from MUN's folklore department AND a BEd.
"Amazon sells books, but they are not a bookstore. There's a big difference. A bookstore is an experience. You peruse the shelves; you have a coffee; you talk to the staff and patrons; you might even plot a socialist revolution. Amazon doesn't provide that experience. And Chapters sells more candles and cushions and beer kits than books now. What a strange place." Read more about Matt here - http://www.mun.ca/hss/engagement/alumni/alumni_of_month.php.
Judyannet Muchiri advocates for development in Africa that centers youth and women. She works with the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) in communications as a social media coordinator and editor. At NAYD, Judyannet highlights young community development actors, hosts topical discussions with youth on social media and writes on development-related issues. She holds a BA in sociology and English linguistics, an MA in sociology and has just started a PhD where she will be researching development and gender in Africa. She is our student-of-the-month for December. Read more about her here.