Refaya Priya ‘23
Sales and Marketing Coordinator @ Intertek Small Business Owner @ Renaz Stylofy Founder and Dance Director @ TDS
Program: MS in Digital Marketing and Design
Refaya is a Bangladeshi-American student living in Lowell, MA, with her parents and younger sister. Aside from her professional experience, she loves to do community service. She served as the youngest Cultural Secretary of one of the oldest Bangladeshi organizations in the New England area for the 2018-2019 term. It was a very successful term, and she was also awarded for her work.
Refaya has also been dancing since the age of four and earned many National and International awards before she immigrated here with her family in 2014. She has since continued to dance and has a team of 30 people at present. In her spare time, Refaya enjoys spending time at the dance school she owns and spending quality time with her family.
Get to know Refaya Priya!
Why did you choose Brandeis GPS?
Brandeis has a great reputation. It’s an honor to get accepted into a prestigious university.
What inspired you to choose your field of study?
I work in the marketing department at Intertek and run my small business part-time. We live in a digital era where digital marketing and design would help me in both the prospective side and the technical side of marketing.
I also want to promote the work of my dance school outside MA to showcase our creative works. My team was the first Bangladeshi team to be invited out of state to perform in NY and CT. Digital marketing plays a huge role in today’s world, and any field must maintain the best of the best social image.
How have you enjoyed your experience at Brandeis thus far?
Everyone has been so helpful. I am very much delighted.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the rest of your time at Brandeis?
I am looking forward to exciting opportunities and gaining more insights into the new era of digital marketing.
What are your plans for after graduation?
Higher level management positions and/or become one of the best young entrepreneurs taking my small business to reach new heights 😀
What advice would you give to incoming students?
Research the market where you want to study and only apply when you find a subject curious and interesting. This is because you enjoy learning when you find the field interesting. It’s like finding your ikigai.