Name: Vivian Morris
Major: Women's and Gender Studies and Environmental Science and Technology
Minor: Native American Studies
Graduation date: 2016
Plans after graduation:
Law School or another graduate program depending on scholarship/grant availability. Otherwise, I plant to take a year off to save while working for one of my tribes/continue working against domestic violence/sexual assault.
Why did you choose to major/minor in WGS:
I began as a social justice minor, then wanted to take more race and justice related courses, so I changed my SJ minor to a WGS major. I honestly joined to have a better understating of the underlying racial issues. It was more personal due to the racism and discrimination I deal with on a daily basis. I'd really like to say I have an emphasis on social justice advocacy because this major has helped me with public motivational/speaking and the advocacy I do at work.
What do you like about majoring/minoring in WGS:
The freedom. Although the major is call Women's and Gender Studies, I've been able to personalize the courses I take. For example, when I went abroad, I was able to transfer Victorian Literature.
Why is WGS important to you:
Women and Gender Studies is important because it sheds light on the darker parts of society and people, which is critically need, so these issues can be addressed.
Posted on Thu, October 13, 2016
by WGS Undergraduate Research Assistant