What can you do with a WGS degree?
Here's a list of some of the professional and academic paths our graduated students have taken!
Posted: July 4, 2011
KYLE BRILLANTE (MA 2007) is currently working for the New York City
Department of Education as an 8th grade science teacher.
STARR-RENEE CORBIN (MA 2010) is a Senior IT Manager at the Applied
Research Laboratories at UT.
KATY GOUDARZI (MA 2008) is a research associate at the UT Clinical
Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Dr. Andreana Haley.
MELINDA GUILLEN (BA 2009) is a personal banker for JP Morgan Chase.
KALEE GOWER (BA 2010) is working for a small company called Emotion
Technology as Project Manager. Emotion Technology saves lives by working
with social web companies, federal agencies, and policy-makers to prevent
suicide and promote mental health online. Emotion Technology is a woman
and minority-owned business.
APRIL LOONEY (BA 2009) is now working for Whole Woman’s Health, a
women’s health clinic based in Austin, Texas.
PAUL MICHELS (MA 2009) is employed as the Principal of the Katherine
Anne Porter School in Wimberley TX.
STEPHEN TRAN (BA 2010) is employed at Lilith Fund, an all-volunteer
organization, as Hotline Volunteer and Administrative Director.
LEA SUSAN ENGLE (MA 2009) is finishing up her first semester as a
Learning and Outreach Librarian at Texas A&M University, a tenure-track
AZURE D. OSBORNE-LEE (MA 2008) is currently a resident playwright
with Freedom Train Productions in Brooklyn, NY.
PRUDENCE KOMUJINYA (MA 2008) is working for Care International in
Uganda as the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for their Women’s Empowerment for
Peace in Northern Uganda.
SUZANNE FREYJADIS CHUBERKA (MA 2005) is currently a Director at
Game Path LLC and the Conference Director of the Game Education
NOEL BETZNER (MA 2007) started a new job after doing a brief
internship in public affairs with Sarah Wheat at Planned Parenthood. Noel is
now working for Corinthian College, an allied health college in Austin, as a
Medical Assistant program coordinator.
STEPHANIE VOLKOFF GREEN (MA 2007) is working for Mother Jones
magazine and the Foundation for National Progress.
JAIME MADDEN (MA 2007) currently works at High Rocks for Girls, a
tuition-free leadership and empowerment program for young women,
located in rural West Virginia.
SONIA-MELITTA D. MONTOYA (MA 2006) is currently working at the
University of California, Davis as the Programs Coordinator at the
Women's Resources and Research Center.
GRETCHEN VOTER ABBOTT (MA 2010) is a PhD student in Women’s
and Gender History at Rutgers University.
KRITIKA AGARWAL (MA 2008) is a PhD candidate in the Department of
American Studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo (UB).
JESSIE BEAL (BA 2009) has been accepted into the PhD program in Gender
Studies at Brandeis University.
TAVA BINGHAM (BA 2010) is in graduate school at the University of
Central Florida pursuing her Masters in Educational Leadership--Higher
CATHERINE BITNEY (MA 2004) is currently finishing up her final
coursework in a Clinical Psychology PhD program at the New School
University in New York City.
STARR CORBIN (MA 2010) has been accepted to the LBJ School of Public
Affairs Master’s program.
MELINDA GUILLEN (BA 2009) has been accepted into LSU’s paralegal
studies program and will be moving this fall to complete the program.
CATHERINE JONES (MA 2009) will be attending Lewis and Clark College
in Portland, Oregon in the fall. She will be entering the Counseling
Psychology Master’s Program to concentrate in Marriage, Couple and
PATRICIA NELSON (MA 2010) is a doctoral student at the University of
Southern California in English. Her research interests include 20th and 21stcentury
American literature, film, and visual culture; gender and queer
studies; and autobiography across media.
ADELINE (JOSIE) SMITH (MA 2009) is working on her Master of Arts in
Teaching (secondary English) at Duke University.
DARCY KUES (BA 2011) will move to Seattle to begin classes at The
University of Washington School of Law.
KIMBERELY GOGOI (BA 2011) was accepted into the UT School of Social
RAWAN ARAR (MA 2010) is living in Belfast, Northern Ireland and
interning with Trinity College Dublin’s Irish School of Economics. Rawan
will start a PhD program in Sociology in the fall.
REBECCA MOODY (MA 2006) completed a second MA in Religion at
Syracuse University and looks forward to entering the PhD program at SU
in the fall.
KATIE FORREST’S (MA 2010) will attend The University of North Texas in
the fall to work on a doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a
specialization in Sports Psychology.
GANIVA REYES (MA 2010) is a PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies in
Education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UT
PENGLI HUANG (MA 2010) received an offer from the University of Hong
Kong, for the PhD program in the department of Social Work and Social
MICHELLE MOTT (MA 2011) will be entering into the PhD program in
Sociology at UT Austin in the fall.
SARAH CROSS (MA 2003) received a fellowship to complete a second MA
in Creative Writing at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England which
she completed last year.
CATHERINE BITNEY (MA 2004) is currently a Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Candidate at the New School for Social Research in New York