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Congratulations to Graduating Seniors!

May brings all sorts of changes to those of us in the rhythm of higher education. On May 19, we will say goodbye to many wonderful students as they leave the University to pursue their future. We are featuring some of our majors and minors on our website for the month of May and invite you to join us in honoring them!

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Kirsten Williamson

Kirsten is a double major in studio art  and film and media studies with a minor in women's studies. She served as an SBAI student office assistant from 2010-2012. She also served as the Editor-in-Cheif for LOGOS, the University of Rochester's undergraduate art and literature journal, from 2012-2013. Kirsten served in serveral capacities on the board of the Undergraduate Council for Art and Art History and has worked at several places on campus, including Sage Art Center You can learn more about her at her LinkedIn and you can view some of her performance art here.

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Alykhan Alani

Alykhan Alani is a Take Five student this year. He majored in International Health and Society and has minors in Islamic Studies and Women's Studies. Alykhan is the founder of Rochester Students for Social Justice, a pan-collegiate coalition of progressive student activists in the Rochester area. He volunteers locally with many groups, including Rochester Food Not Bombs and Metrojustice Rochester. In his free time he works for the University of Rochester Admissions Office as a Meridian and DJ's under the name DJ ALYKHAN. He is an active scholar, recently presenting his work at the 2012 Seneca Falls Dialogues and the 2013 Rochester Institute of Technology's Conable Conference. He was the 2010 recipient of Michael Lowenstein Memorial Award.

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Erika Howard

Erika Howard is an English major with a minor in Women's Studies. She served as an student office assistant at SBAI from 2010-2013. She also has served as the president of the Undergraduate Council in Gender and Women's Studies, and the VOX (Voices for Planned Parenthood) liason for the University of Rochester Women's Caucus. She served as the Arts and Enterntainment Editor for the University of Rochester Campus Times Newspaper for 2012, and as the Marketing Intern for Wilson Commons Students Union during the Spring 2012 semester. She was the 2012 recipient of the Fannie Bigelow Prize. Learn more about her at LinkedIn!

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Jonathan Richardson

Jon Richardson is a Religion and Classics and Linguistics double major with a minor in Women's Studies. He most recently served as SBAI's LGBTQI Awareness Month Coordinating Intern (the first ever intern at SBAI!).He is a resident advisor/community advisor to undergraduates at the University of Rochester and Internshi Assitant at the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center. Jon has exerience interning at non-profits doing such work as grant writing, community outreach, and communications and marketing. He recently was awarded a Univeristy of Rochester Student Life award. You can learn more about him at his LinkedIn account.

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Hilary Wermers

Hilary Wermers is graduating with double majors in English and Women's Studies. She serves as the Schimmel Writing Fellows President in the University of Rochester Writing Program and as an employee at the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. In 2011 she recieved the Jane Plitt Award from the Suasn B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. She served as director of The Vagina Monologues for Women's Caucus. During the Spring 2013 semester she served as an intern in Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's Rochester Office. Learn more about her at LinkedIn!

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Olivia Coffaro

Olivia Coffaro is a major in Women's Studies. She is an active member of Phi Sigma Sigma, a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change, and embracing individuality. She also is active in Women's Caucus. This semester, Olivia is interning at Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region in Community Affairs and Public Policy.

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