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Sarah Colonna is now a student in UNCG’s Educational Christy L. Hyman was formerly employed as a Historic
Leadership and Cultural Foundations Ph.D. program. Interpreter I for the NC Department of Cultural Resources,
She, along with two other ELC students, will present a a tour guide at Hope Plantation, and a Visitor Relations
panel on Social Identities and Political Discourse at the Associate in Currituck County. Currently, she is working for
2009 NSW A conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Colonna Chowan County as an Intake Caseworker. GW S BA 2008
continues to remain active with GOOD (Gender and
Other Open Discussions), the student group she helped to
eM lody Heath Inglesby is currently working with the Sherri
create at Southern Guilford High School as part of her MA
Dense Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic
culminating project. GW S MA 2008
Violence, Inc. She will be helping with several projects
which involve reaching out to the disabled community and
Dakia Davis is currently working as the Administrative
raising awareness about domestic violence. GW S BA 2009
Coordinator for the Hope Project, a Greensboro Parks and
Damie Jackson-Diop works as the Youth Transition
Recreation youth gang prevention program. She is also
Program Director of North Carolina Families United, a
a volunteer counselor for the oW men’s Resource Center
statewide organization that seeks to link families and
of Greensboro. Recently, she served as the Greensboro
caregivers of children and youth with serious emotional,
Coordinator in a community health project conducted out
behavioral, or mental health challenges with the support
of the Pennsylvania State University Center for Health Care
needed to keep their children healthy and in their homes.
and Policy Research. This project involved interviewing
GW S MA 2008
community professionals, neighborhood residents, and
civic workers of various cities on their sense of community
Brandi Ledesma is employed as an Accreditation Coordinator
preparedness for emergencies and disasters. In addition,
at the Council on Accreditation in New York, New York. This
Dakia plans to pursue a Master’s of Social oW rk degree to
is a non-profit accrediting body for children and family
continue her work with women and families. BS/W GW S
services. In addition, she is pursuing a Master of Science
2008
in Social oW rk with a concentration in Social Enterprise
Administration for Contemporary Social Issues, and a minor
Dr. Suzanne Degges is currently working on a book project
in Public Policy and Administration. She also volunteers
which focuses on women’s friendships across the lifespan.
with the Ali Forney Center, a Non-profit organization that
She is interviewing girls and women in order to explore
provides housing opportunities for homeless LGBT youth
how the role of friendships in their lives changes over life
in New York City. 2005 GW S BA
stages. If readers would like to share personal experiences/
Rebecca aM nn is the Director of Community Organizing
perspectives on friendships, please email Suzanne at
and Outreach for Equality NC, a statewide LGBT advocacy
sdeggesw@purdue.edu. GW S Certificate 2003
organization. She recently led a discussion at UNCG as part
of the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Human Rights eW ek
Dr. Jessica Eads is currently working in San Francisco at
that highlighted Equality NC’s legislative accomplishments
California Pacific Medical Center as the Director of oW men
and goals. GW S MA 2008
& Children’s Services. 2004 GW S Certificate
Dr. Roxanne Newton is currently working as the Director of
Natasha Edwards is working on her Licensure in Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Mitchell Community
psychotherapy at New York University. She is using a College. She was recently the lead scholar at the North
feminist lens to counsel and empower women who are Carolina Textile History: Stories of Mill oW rkers seminar,
stigmatized with the label of being mentally ill. She is also which was held at the Levine Museum of the New South in
a RA in the student resource center. GW S MA 2009 Charlotte, May 1-2, 2009. GW S Certificate 2004
Rachel Goldstein just completed her MFA in Photography
Alicia Sowisdral is an adjunct professor at Alamance
at Savannah College of Art and Design. GW S Certificate
Community College teaching English and oW men’s
2005
Studies. She also does freelance writing and moonlights at
Sticks & Stones, a local, organic pizza place in Greensboro.
Kimber Heinz has just accepted a job as the new National
Alicia plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Cultural/Media Studies.
Organizing Coodinator for the aW r Resisters League, a
She has also remained active with UW AG, UNCG’s radio
national anti-militarism organization whose headquarters
station, and is working with a dance student on her MFA
are in NYC. GW S MA 2009
Thesis Project. GW S MA 2008
Dr. Lynn Zimmerman was awarded a Senior Fulbright
eM gan Hucks is volunteering at the oW men’s Center and
Teaching Fellowship and had the opportunity to teach
Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill, NC. She also is working
Social and Cultural Foundations of Education to students
on a memoir which will be comprised of short stories. GW S
studying to be English teachers in Poland during the spring
BA 2009
of 2009. GW S Certificate 2002
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