Vivian Morris

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.  

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