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Inspiring Stories from Cambridge & Somerville

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Boston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Cambridge’s rising stars below.

Lovya Dev

I held my first camera when I was ten. It was my dad’s old analog camera with a black and white film roll and I finished the roll within a week. I still have those small 3×3 photo prints and they happen to my favorite. I went on to study engineering and then took up an engrossing job which kept me busy till late hours, but the camera and my love for photography never left me. Read more>>

Kathleen Parks

I was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley and grew up in a very musical household. My Irish heritage on my mother’s side inspired me at an early age to get into fiddling and dancing, and with jazz and funk influence coming from my father’s trumpet playing, I quickly became very ok with the idea of mixing these genres all into one. Read more>>

Brianna Klingensmith

I became serious about making my own bath and body products about five years ago. At the time, I became a vegetarian after taking a tour of a farm animal sanctuary in upstate New York. This had an immense effect on me and it caused me to not only focus on the food I was eating but also on the animal ingredients that are present in so many skin care products. Read more>>

Stefania Di Bartolomeo

I started working in the field of sustainable finance first as a researcher, then as an analyst and then as a fund manager. I loved my job, I felt I was making an impact. However, I also felt I could make a bigger impact. I left my company driven by the desire to allow everyone, by becoming a sustainable investor, to make a difference towards a more equal world. Read more>>

Don Mitchell

We met at Williams College through a combination of a songwriting course, a cover band, and an acappella group. A few years later, we reconvened in Northampton and started making music as our main pursuit. Our sound got an overhaul in 2013 when we stopped touring with drums and pared down to one microphone. That lets us perform the same way we rehearse, four voices blending in the room before they get amplified out to the audience. Read more>>

Nora McCormack

I started shooting weddings as a way to continue producing video content over the summer months when I wasn’t working at the TV station. I second shot for another company for a season before starting my own business in 2008. Being a business owner was a bucket list item, and I honestly did not think that I had what it takes to be successful. Read more>>

Adrija and Thimal

We wanted to bring to Boston events in which music, art, and community could be bridged together in an interactive, experiential way. With the inception of The Groove Gallery, we hope to bring together the incredible communities we have come to love in Boston, MA while creating a platform for local artists and musicians to showcase their talents. Read more>>

Jasmine Lopez Calderon

My strength is event planning, but I also very much enjoy designing event invitations, and DJing. I struggled at first with where/how I should focus my offerings. Ultimately, I chose to offer all three. The next issue was deciding on my business name and logo. Thankfully, I had friends and family to bounce ideas off of. Read more>>

Ann Marie Laurendeau

I began my makeup artist career over 25 years ago as a Licensed Esthetician specialized in makeup and luxury skin care treatments. While working at Boston’s most prestigious spas, I developed a clientele that would hire me to travel to their locations to provide makeup for special events. In a short amount of time, I had enough customers to launch my freelance career, Anemone Makeup. Read more>>

Hope Antonellis

I had always been fascinated with art for its therapeutic properties since I was very young. The first time I was introduced to my making capabilities I was six; I was upset or acting sporadically, and my sister sat me down with a pencil and paper and encouraged me to sit in silence and let myself channel my energy on to the page. Read more>>

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