Hometown: Los Angeles
Major: Anthropology and Sociology
Concentration: Critical Theory
Study Abroad: Madrid, Spain
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rum Raisin
Best Adjective to Describe You: Passionate
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
This department is what you need to become a critical thinker.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
I knew I wanted to take critical theory classes when: 1. I had actually taken a ton of them 2. I realized that talking about society and personhood was really what I liked doing. I came about this department by taking philosophy classes that actually fell under the umbrella of Critical Theory. Take at least one philosophy class while at K!
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
Always stay thirsty for knowledge and analysis and take the initiative to speak to either me or Chris Latiolais. We are both very devoted to making sure that students don’t distance themselves from critical theory, rather they stay curious and ask tons of questions!
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
I would miss the rigor of the literature and the fun time I have picking that literature apart with professors!
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I want to work for a few years with a nonprofit and then eventually go back to grad school and somehow make my way to the faculty of a small college.
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
Biggest surprise I encountered was the readiness of students to engage with their professors on ideas and concepts. The discussions were very rich with critical thinking and analysis.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
Critical Theory deals with issues of gender, sexuality, systems of categorization, and identity which is what I like to study in AnSo but also what I like to do in my extracurricular activities.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
My favorite class at K has been the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Seminar because it challenged many popular notions of radical feminism and taught me another way to be the activist that I want to be one day.
What is your SIP?
My SIP is an analysis on the War on Drugs, its inception, and its effect on queers of color.