FGS ’20 Senior Spotlights

In this issue of the Monthly Rag I would like to highlight some senior FGS majors. Our last first block!

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Mekael Daniel (FGS ’20)                                                                                                                        I am Black and Comely                                                                                                                  look upon me because I am Black,                                                                                          Because the sun hath looked upon me                                                                                       because I find poetry lovely                                                                                                      Because I’m sweet as honey

 

 

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Hello! My name is Malone DeYoung and I am a Feminist and Gender Studies major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since FYE when Heidi told me my paper about Hillary Clinton was sexist, I can say that I’ve grown a lot. Some things I’m proud of are bringing a current events class to the county jail, participating in FemCo, and being the only CC student ever to work at the same calling job coercing alumni to donate to our school for all four years. Some of my other highlights include never speaking in Nadia’s class and dreaming about my essays every night for Dr. Kumar. Something I look forward to this year is explaining to adults what I will be doing with my major after graduation. That said, my sage advice to CC students would be to major in FGS, or at least minor.

 

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Hi! My name is Hailey Corkery and I am a senior double majoring in Sociology and Feminist and Gender Studies from Reston, VA. This past summer, I interned at an immigration firm in New York City and I hope to someday go to law school to study civil rights law. I’m very excited to spend my last year at Colorado College working on my senior thesis, leading Ellement (one of CC’s acapella groups), and hanging out with my wonderful friends!

 

 

 

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I’m Judy Fisher and I am a senior FGS major from Oklahoma. I’m a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and I spent part of my summer in Germany conducting research for my senior thesis which focuses on transnational representations of Native people. I’m excited to end my undergraduate experience where it began, in the FGS department, with wonderful professors and mentors like Heidi who I’ve known since day 1 at CC and with some of the friends I made in bridge.

 

 

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I’m Susanna Penfield, a current senior double majoring in Political Science and Feminist and Gender Studies. Born and raised in central Vermont (in a town with a population smaller than CC), I appreciate fiery fall foliage, houses with no neighbors, and the taste of local maple syrup. On campus, I serve as co-chair of the Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START), prose editor for Leviathan literary magazine, vice president of Cutler Publications – the board that oversees student journalism at CC – and member of the Cutthroat Rugby Team. On weekends, catch me hanging with my roommates and our pet snake.

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Feminist & Gender Studies 20th Anniversary Homecoming 2018 Celebration

BradyIn preparation for Homecoming 2018, during which Feminist & Gender Studies celebrated the 20th anniversary of the year it graduated its first class of majors in 1998 (the first class of minors graduated in 1987), Professor Lewis invited Brady Montalbano Connaughton, Esq. to give the keynote address.

After graduating from Colorado College with a Women’s Studies major in December 2002, Brady attended law school at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where she volunteered and externed with the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center representing detained immigrants in removal proceedings, clerked for the Department of Justice, and worked for the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel at the Department of Labor and Industry. In addition to becoming a Public Interest Fellow, Brady sat on the board of Minority Law Student Association, participated in the Women’s Law Caucus, and was co-founder of the Joint Degree Student Association (JDSA). She went on to obtain both her Juris Doctor and Master’s Degree in Public Administration in May 2006.

After law school, Brady clerked with the New Jersey Superior Court for the Honorable Judge Edward M. Neasfey, then began her public service career for the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey Division of Law. Brady represented and gave agency advice on employment and labor issues to a wide variety of state agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, Department of Corrections, and she also participated in multiple federal and local election law assignments. After serving as the Assistant Section Chief of the Employment Counseling and Labor Section, Brady decided to direct her expertise, knowledge, and passion to the representation of private and public sector unions, focusing on the working people of the tri-state area, with Cohen, Leder, Montalbano & Connaughton. Having recently made partner at the firm, Brady represents a wide variety of public and private sector unions in negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations in both State and Federal Court proceedings.  She is also member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association.

In 2017, Brady was elected to the Neptune Board of Education, where she continues to serve and fight for fair treatment of teachers and the best possible educational system for the socioeconomically diverse student population of Neptune. Last, but certainly not least, Brady is mother to three boys and works hard every day to instill a sense of critical thinking, responsibility and social and environmental stewardship in her children. Brady is tirelessly supported in all of her endeavors by her husband and partner of more than 10 years, Matt.



NOTE: 
This video was taken and given to Professor Lewis by Brady’s mother who attended the celebration with Brady’s sister and son.

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NOTE: Click here to read the transcription of Brady’s keynote address.

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Claiming a Seat at the Table: Student Involvement in College Development Plans

Colorado College LogoThis video, written and produced by Bradly Bollag-Miller, Olivia Schultz, Chloe Dillon, and Blaize Adler-Ivanbrook in FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College with Professor Heidi R. Lewis during Block 3 2018, encourages Colorado College students to become more involved in gathering information about the college’s future development plans in order to avoid relying on reactionary activism.


Meet the 2018-2019 Triota Council Members and Join Us for Refreshments before Homecoming

The Delta Mu Chapter of Iota, Iota, Iota Women’s Studies Honor Society (Triota) strives to encourage and support scholarship and excellence in Feminist and Gender Studies at Colorado College. Triota strives to maintain feminist values and encourage a supportive academic environment for all students. The Council members of Triota were elected by their peers and serve as representatives for the Feminist and Gender Studies department at CC.

Join us on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 7 PM at the Heritage Apartments on Wasatch for refreshments and a hangout space before Homecoming!

 

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Hi! My name is Niyat Ogbazghi (FGS Major ‘19), and I am the President of CC’s 2018-2019 Triota Honor Council. I love FemGen, I love laughing, and I’m starting to love podcasts!

 

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My name  is Eden Lumerman (FGS Major ‘19), I am the vice-president of CC’s 2018-2019 Triota Honor Council. I’m super excited to be part of Triota alongside Niyat and Judy and I’m looking forward to collaborating with our FemGen community this year!

 

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My name is Judy Fisher (FGS Major ‘20) and I am the Administrator for the 2018-2019 Triota Honor Council. I’m a doting, loving auntie and I’m excited to be a more active part of Triota!

 

 

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The Subordination of Women in Legends Football

LegendsThis video, written and produced by Jane Hatfield, Skylar Owens, and Abigail Turner during the First-Year Experience (FYE) section of FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College with Professor Heidi R. Lewis during Block 1 2018, examines the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League).

 

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Top and then Bottom L to R: Abigail Turner, Skye Guindon, Jane Hatfield, Professor Heidi R. Lewis, Hunton Russell, Emma Caligor, Sam Lovett, Skylar Owens, Emma Singer, Andra Metcalfe, Jasmine Linder, Avia Hailey, Nathalie Reinstein, and Sakina Bhatti