Alissa Ehmke

Alissa Ehmke, '08

Women's and Gender Studies

UNE's Women's and Gender Studies minor helped me professionally and personally develop a voice and have confidence in my voice. I'm able to more readily share my opinions in a constructive way and know that I'm justified in wanting my voice to be heard. 

Academically, the minor shaped my graduate career in guiding what courses I've taken, my paper topics, and how I look at and respond to teaching practices. At a personal level, it made me critical of everyday practices that are seen as normal. I'm better able to analyze the world and the structures that organize it.