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Laurie Freid, Women and Gender Studies Minor
When and why did you decide to become a Women and Gender Studies minor?
I decided to become a Women and Gender Studies major in the Spring of 2013 after taking my first WGS course. I remember learning about feminism for the first time (I come from a really small town...) and all of the problems with the world. I thought to myself, "Hey, I want to do something about this." I know that through the courses I take and the people I meet through the WGS program I'll be able to forge connections and belong to a community that promotes positive change.
What have been your favorite Women and Gender Studies courses so far? Why?
Literally all of the WGS courses I've taken have been my favorite! The professors are great, and the discussions between my classmates and I are always very interesting
How do you feel that your Women and Gender Studies courses have advanced your undergraduate career or otherwise influenced your life?
The WGS courses have advanced my undergraduate career in an exciting way. The course work - especially the reading material - challenges me to think in new, more progressive ways.
What are your future plans?
After college I'd love to do advocacy work abroad to help people in some way - I'm not sure what yet, but I hope that through furthering my education I'll come across an opportunity to do so.