Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies - Student Spotlight


ws_napolitanoKate Napolitano
Minor: Women's Studies

"I joined the women's studies program because I knew I couldn't succeed as well in the 'real world' after graduation without a better understanding of the men and women who populate it. Gender dynamics affect everything: job salaries, childcare policies, even (like it or not) your very family life at home. Once I joined the program, I realized it was so much more than I expected. Its engaging courses empowered and developed my creativity, compassion, awareness, and world view. Women's studies is almost a misnomer: I learned so much about men, about class, about race, and most importantly about myself in relation to those things, that I have a new confidence in myself both as a student, and as an active participant in the world."