Meet the CUPID Associates: Carolyn Braganca


I am Carolyn Braganca, I am a senior English literature major and history minor, and I am so stoked to be a CUPID Associate for the spring semester! Although I am relatively new to professional writing, I love all aspects of writing and look forward to not only expanding my own skills but helping other do so as well.

I am in love with the art of telling stories. Until about a year ago, I thought this love translated to film, television shows, news, and literature—hence my English literature major. During a past internship, however, my supervisor pointed out how my love of narratives would work well in branding, advertising, and marketing. Now I see how pervasive stories are in all aspects of life—law, law enforcement, history, politics, and so many other fields. All one has to do is adjust one’s perspective.

Both my literature and my history courses have taught me two huge lessons: there are always multiple perspectives to every story or event, and those perspectives are revealed through words. Though I always understood the rhetorical power of word choice and phrasing, I understood the power within a literary context. However, my CUPID Studio and Style and Editing courses as well as my experience as a copyeditor for the Pendulum have demonstrated the power of words on a much broader scale. The smallest word and syntactical choices can have monumental repercussions.

Everyone has a story, and I believe you have the right to tell your story with your own words. If you ever need help figuring out the best way to tell your story—or a story—for a particular audience, I would absolutely love to help! Swing by Alamance 318 on Tuesday from 4:15-5:15pm or on Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm, and tell me your story!

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