Our WGSS Student Staff is made up of Graduate students who are especially passionate about Women’s , Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Our student workers have a multi-faceted role when it comes to the WGSS program, from planning and staffing events, getting students more involved with WGSS in and outside of the classroom, promoting the program via our website and social media, assisting WGSS faculty, and more. Our student workers bring us the unique perspective of helping to shape the program inside the office and being shaped by the program inside their classes.
Lauren is a second-year Master’s student in the WGSS program from Nashville, TN. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Tennessee– Knoxville with her BA in English Literature and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lauren’s focus is in the area of asexuality studies. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. to eventually become a professor, and she has goals to do advocacy non-profit work with LGBTQ+ youth. Her other interests include fashion, interior design, crafting, tv shows, movies, and books.
Alyssa is a first-year Master’s student in the WGSS program. She graduated with her BA in English; Philosophy; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in December 2021 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Alyssa is interested in researching the experience of death anxiety in the US to determine the influence of various facets of identity across different populations. Her other interests include learning about environmentally friendly body disposition techniques and studying the presence of and reactions to women and other marginalized groups in comics and the horror genre. Alyssa enjoys creating fun makeup looks, sewing plushies, and gaming in her spare time.