GWSS Hosts the Social Justice Career Panel


(All images taken by Marc Studer, UWB Advancement, January 2023)

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Co-Directors Julie Shayne and Alka Kurian and GWSS Student Representatives Henry Ngyuen and Audriannah Horne hosted the Social Justice Career Panel at the North Creek Events Center.

Julie Shayne, Henry Ngyuen, Adrianna Horne, Alka Kurian

From left to right: Dr. Julie Shayne, Henry Nguyen, Audriannah Horne, Dr. Alka Kurian

The Social Justice Career Panel presented three Alumni who graduated from the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences to lead an informal discussion about their careers after they departed from UWB. The panelists included Estephanie Guzman (Gender Women & Sexuality Studies, 2020), Manveer Sandhu (Law, Economics, & Public Policy, 2014), and Mary Jane Topash (Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, 2017).

Estephanie Guzman

After a brief introduction from Dr. Shayne, the Panelists opened with an overview of their time as students at UWB and after their departure. The Panelists each gave a piece of advice for students on how they can best use their time at UWB to help advance their careers. Those messages included: applying for internships (Guzman), seizing every opportunity available and seeing where it takes you (Sandhu), as well as knowing where you don't want to be in your life and taking opportunities to study abroad and expand your horizons (Topash). After their introductions, Dr. Kurian opened a Q&A session for the students.

photo of five women in front of a podium

From left to right: Manveer Sandhu, Estephanie Guzman, Dr. Alka Kurian, Dr. Julie Shayne, Mary Jane Topash

On behalf of IAS, we would love to thank Career Services for co-sponsoring, and GWSS for hosting this event!

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