WILL* is a nationally recognized program for students interested in exploring gender and diversity issues both in and out of the classroom. Students strengthen their leadership skills as they actively work to create a more equitable world.
Emily Whitted, '16
“People follow their passions all the time, but I think mine gets stereotyped for being something that grandmothers do," says Emily Whitted, ′16. "I just needed a push, someone to say, ‘That’s not silly.’”
Jhewel Fernandez, '14
Davis Projects for Peace winner Jhewel Fernandez, ’14, uses grant to revamp self-identity and community-building program in small-town Brazil.
When My World Changed
On the Chaplaincy's Pilgrimage: Israel trip in 2012, Melissa Diamond, '15, visited the Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children. That moment, she says, is when her world changed.
Gigi DeJoy, '15
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
The Vagina Monologues tells women’s stories about relationships, sex, and violence in an effort to erase stigmas and stereotypes.
Exploring educational inequities through community-based learning and a study-abroad experience led Katie Lambeth, ’13, to a job with Teach for America in Hawaii.
Jah Akande, ’13, fights for equality for LGBTQ citizens in the Virginia General Assembly and for students on the UR campus.
Lauren Lumsden, ’05, graduated with a degree in journalism and headed to New York for an editorial job, but instead found herself in PR pitching stories on doughnuts.
Mariah Williams, '14, draws on personal experiences from childhood and her summer internship to reflect on the impact of New York City's Head Start programs.
American studies major Katherine Schmidt, ’12, uses the creative arts to explore themes of identity and empower children and youth in underserved communities.
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