Projects/Teams: NCAP, Global and Education Equity
School: University of Richmond
Major/minor: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Leadership Studies; English
Hometown: Indiana, PA
Advice for future interns: If you learn how to use FileMaker Pro, good things will come to you. Also, when they tell you what projects you are on, remember that these are just the starting blocks. Join other projects and diversify your workload; there is never a dull moment at FMF.
Favorite experience at FMF: One day after work, I had the opportunity to help Ellie, Norma and Sue prepare some information for their meeting with a woman in the Department of Education. It felt incredible to be so involved in the process, and to learn from these women first-hand. Listening to them tell their stories was so unlike anything that I had ever read or learned about the history of feminism. It was an unmatchable experience.
Favorite Choice Campus blog post: “I’m single. What’s wrong with me?”
What does feminism mean to you?: Feminism aims to grant every person autonomy over her/his own body and mind. Feminism seeks equality for all people regardless of any physical traits or biological predispositions.
Favorite quote/personal quote: "She was fifteen when it occurred to her for the first time that women did not run railroads and that people might object. To hell with that, she thought--and never worried about it again." - Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged
Favorite places in DC: My favorite place is definitely the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. Ellen and I went, and it did not disappoint until we reached the gift shop and found that the novelty badges only had names typically given to male children. They will be hearing from me. I also really enjoy spending time on the Hill.
Future plans: After I graduate in the spring, I am planning to continue my education and pursue an M.A. (or ideally a Ph.D.) in women and gender studies. Eventually, I would like to become a professor because I would really enjoy making it my life’s work to educate and mobilize young feminists.