Women & Gender Studies
WGS Student Spotlight
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Class year: Senior
Major program of study: Chemical Engineering and Mathematics
Career aspirations: After getting my Bachelor’s degree, I plan on attending graduate school to attain a PhD in both educational program planning and energy systems engineering. My goal is to work in academia through teaching and program development/outreach in diverse, inclusive, and multicultural STEM education.
Why Women and Gender Studies is important: Though many of us would like to say, “It’s the 21st century, we don’t need Women and Gender Studies anymore,” there’s a lot of folks out there who still have a fundamental misunderstanding of feminism, sexuality, and much more. With our political climate being the way it is, it’s more important now than ever before to find a way to relate and empathize with one another, while simultaneously deconstructing arbitrary social norms and stigmas. Women and Gender Studies gives us a platform to explore nuances in a safe and educational space.
Favorite quote related to Women and Gender Studies: “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even if her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde
Class year: Sophomore
Major program of study: Sociology with a concentration in Criminology/Criminal Justice
Career aspirations: My career aspirations are to be a forensic anthropologist and work with the FBI.
Why Women and Gender Studies is important: I believe by studying Women and Gender Studies we can make progress in understanding differences among people which allows us to move forward and make a difference in the world.
Favorite quote related to Women and Gender Studies: “Every women must own her story; otherwise we are all part of the silence.” —Zainab Salbi
Contact the minor advisor:
Dr. Helen Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org