Experience: 2+ years
Education: B.A. in Communications Studies; minor in Graphic and Information Design
Vlada Sydorenko is a creative communications professional with a background in internal and external communications, research, and graphic design.
Vlada serves as a communications assistant at Concepts, where she provides comprehensive communications support for the team. Vlada steps in wherever she’s needed, whether it’s to perform quality assurance for projects under the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), help with meeting logistics, or draft reports. Some of her tasks include conducting online research for the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and the State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED), writing engaging social media content for the Campaign for Disability Employment, and monitoring clients’ media coverage.
Prior to joining Concepts, Vlada worked as an HR communications assistant at John Hancock and gained valuable leadership and public relations skills as the president of Black and Red Public Relations (a student run PR agency at Northeastern). She was also a research assistant for the National Council for Adoption, focusing on a project on foster parent recruitment and retention, and a teaching assistant for a course in organizational communication.
Vlada is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston where she completed her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Graphic and Information Design. As part of her studies at Northeastern, Vlada conducted research on the framing of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in Western news media, the influence of online communities on adolescent identity development, and the foster care system in Mississippi.