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    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Rite of Passage 2016: A Desire to Help Others

  1. Dear Mandy,
    What an inspirational story and brave young lady. Keep up the struggles and challenges and never give up. With hard work and focus never lose the image to see yourself where you want to be. All the best to your and your family.
    Best of health,
    Claribel Santiago

  2. Dear Mandy: What a fantastic story! It is similar to a lot of stories for immigrants who came here to pursue the American dream. Yet, your story shows that you have a very benevolent heart. “When you give your kindness to somebody, that kindness will come back to you.” This is very inspiring for many others. Truly wish you can continue chasing your dream with such great attitude. And hope your relationship with your family stays strong. As a Chinese mother, I am so proud of you!

  3. Thanks for featuring this great story. Many is an inspiration to not only other students, but to the staff who work with her. The SED Office of College Access was doubly fortunate to have her as a student in UBMS, but also as a current Menino Scholar. Kudos!

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