Logan Dales

    Logan Dales

    Majors: Physics, studio art (ceramics)

    Minors: Women’s & Gender Studies

    Hometown: Greenwood, Ind.

    “I choose Carthage for the smaller size knowing that means I would be able to get to know professors as people, and I wouldn’t just be an ID number to them, which sometimes happens at large schools. The physics program here is amazing, with connections across the country that I’d hope would make for a great education and possibly help me find a job post-graduation. Lastly, I came to Carthage to continue my swimming career, and the pool faculty and the coaches were amazing.”

    Jude Dzurak

    Jude Dzurak

    Majors: Psychology

    Minors: Women’s and Gender Studies

    Hometown: Oak Lawn, Illinois

    “I chose to be a women’s and gender studies minor because I have always been drawn to learning about intersectionality and other prominent social issues, and this allowed me to continue educating myself and allowed me to continue feeling passionate about it.”

    Emily Frost ?23

    Emily Frost

    Majors: Political Science

    Minors: Religion, Women’s and Gender Studies

    Hometown: Montgomery, Illinois

    “Whenever I had a difficult time (either in my personal life or academically), my political science and women’s and gender studies professors were there for me. Almost all of them would adjust due dates if needed and provide me with extra support as well.”

    Justin Girodat

    Justin Girodat

    Majors: Political Science

    Minors: Women and Gender Studies, Business Administration

    Hometown: Avon, Minn.

    “What I have come to learn about the Women’s and Gender Studies department is that it’s not about the content you learn, but the person you become. For this reason, I have loved taking courses that have allowed me to reevaluate the person I am today. Not only that, it has opened pathways into new friendships, good relations with amazing staff, and opportunities to really make a change in our Carthage community.” 

    Luisa Nava

    Majors: Sociology, Criminal Justice

    Minors: Spanish, Women’s and Gender Studies

    Hometown: Cary, Ill.

    “My relationships with the faculty members within my majors are both professional and personal. They never fail to help me out whenever I need it.”

    Serena Richardson ?24

    Serena Richardson

    Majors: Spanish and Sociology

    Minors: Women’s and Gender Studies

    Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.

    “I recently went on a J-Term study tour to Peru called The Role of Tourism and its Effect on Women and the Environment in Peru. We studied the effects of tourism on both the environment and indigenous women. This trip was absolutely phenomenal!”

    Sophia Rogney

    Majors: Women and Gender Studies, English with Creative Writing Emphasis

    Hometown: Excelsior, Wis.

    “My favorite class at Carthage so far has been Literature and Gender, taught by Prof. Brennan. I loved the class so much because of the topics we covered: identity, sexual orientation, race, gender, consent, etc.”

    Abby Trch ?23

    Abby Trch

    Majors: Political Science

    Minors: Women’s and Gender Studies, Social Justice

    Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois

    “Carthage faculty have had an invaluable impact on my college career. These are the types of relationships you could never find at larger universities.”

    Jenna Zeihen

    Majors: Communications

    Minors: Women and Gender Studies

    Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.

    “I always had a desire to connect with people, share stories, make art, and help others. I know my studies bring me those things every day!”