Caitlyn DCruze

Global Studies, 2023

Hello, everyone!

My name is Caitlyn, and I am an undergraduate with a double major in Psychology and Global Studies. My time at the University of Canberra has been a fantastic learning experience, equipping me with the skills to generate fresh and inspiring ideas that challenge the status quo and ignite transformation. Through my studies, I have honed my ability to examine global issues with precision and a knack for interdisciplinary thinking. Moreover, I’ve developed a profound understanding of how international events impact local communities and cultures.

After completing my degree, I aspire to work with companies that champion marginalized communities and bring attention to crucial global issues that demand awareness.

See ya!

Caitlyn DCruze

Selected Portfolio

The Central 5 and Critical Race Theory

The Central 5 and Critical Race Theory

An In-Class Presentation for Listening to Global Voices: World Literature and Cinema This presentation for my class involved sharing a theme, text, or idea that we covered throughout the semester. I decided to explore the Black Lives Matter movement and its relationship with critical theory as it pertains to media. This topic fascinated me, and I was eager to delve deeper into it.

#Phenomenalwomen

#Phenomenalwomen

In our Reading Culture and Curating Culture class, we delved into the fascinating world of cultural artifacts that challenge or support established cultural norms. I pitched an idea for an exhibition showcasing women's history, complete with their battles and triumphs, serving as a beacon of hope for future generations to come. The theme of #PhenomenalWomen is simple: spark a revolution! Encouraging ladies of all ages to tap into their inner strength and achieve greatness, regardless of society's expectations. The inspiration behind this movement is the wise words of Maya Angelou's (1994) poem, reminding us that women are a powerhouse of potential and confidence.

Critical Reading Journal :  Superheros and Supervillains We Need

Critical Reading Journal : Superheros and Supervillains We Need

Another assingment in our Reading Culture and Curating Culture class challenged us to sharpen our writing chops and find our own compelling voice. The YouTube video about the symbols in Black Panther had us glued to our screens. It delved into the many narratives and symbols woven into the film, echoing real-world struggles. The movie showed the beauty and power of Black identity and how much-untapped potential there is when given the chance to shine.

Presentation for an Industry Client

Presentation for an Industry Client

Picture a class that turns your desk into a boardroom, and your classmates and you get to work with industry clients. That's precisely what our Professional Practice (Industry and Creative Projects) course did, letting us unleash our creativity and pitch ideas to enhance real-life workplaces.