Dea Armstrong

Student and Marketing Assistant, CSUSB Scene Shop
California State University, San Bernardino

​​Armstrong is the first Cal State San Bernardino student to be awarded first place in the undergraduate research competition for the prestigious S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Award, for her paper “First Person Accounts and the Importance of William Wells Brown’s Work.” She presented an abstract from her paper at the annual Black Theatre Network Conference’s awards ceremony, who sponsors the national competition, and will have the opportunity for her work to be featured in its publication, the Black Theatre Review. Armstrong has worked in all areas of theater but interested in backstage and technical work. She is employed as a student assistant in the CSUSB scene shop and has worked at the Redlands Theatre Festival. “I believe the most important thing about research and scholarship competition is passion and curiosity, which sort of go hand in hand,” Armstrong says. “Love something enough and have enough curiosity to pour that love into it.”

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