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Alicia Jurek | Ali Rozell | Khatera Alizada | Mariel Kirschen | lona Globa | Elena Sesma

 

Alicia Jurek
Texas Woman’s University, 2012

Media team and National Center for Women and Policing

What does feminism mean to you?To me, feminism means the continuing support and advocacy for women’s rights.

What is your feminist issue of choice? My feminist issue of choice is access to and information about contraceptives.

What is your future career plan? I plan to go into a federal law enforcement agency upon graduation.

Who is your feminist role model? My feminist role model is Margaret Sanger.

Fun Fact: I really enjoy cooking food and then eating it with my friends- especially pasta.

Favorite inspirational quote: “While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.”  -Gilda Radner

Major: Criminal Justice

Ali Rozell
Georgetown University, 2011

Web Team and Political

What does feminism mean to you?To me, feminism means helping to ensure that women have all of their necessary rights in their day-to-day lives, including health and employment.

What is your feminist issue of choice? My feminist issue of choice is reproductive rights.

What is your future career plan? To continue working in the feminist and progressive movements, hopefully working to elect more progressive feminist candidates!

Who is your feminist role model? My feminst role model is Jan Schakowsky (Representative from IL-09).  She is an unapologetic feminist and supporter of reproductive rights for women.

Fun Fact: I’m from Brad Pitt’s hometown—and he used to be best friends with my uncle and went to several high school dances with my mother!

Favorite inspirational quote: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." – Ted Kennedy

Major: International Politics

Khatera Alizada
Old Dominion University, 2010

Legislation, Global, Campus Team, Women & Policing, and Web Team

What does feminism mean to you? To me, feminism means, equal rights for women.

What is your feminist issue of choice? My feminist issue of choice is global healthcare.

What is your future career plan? To contribute in foreign affairs.

Who is your feminist role model? My feminst role model is Dr. Sima Samar. She is the Chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.

Fun Fact: I can speak several languages and I am interested to learn more languages.

Favorite inspirational quote: "A right delayed is a right denied." – Martin Luther King Jr.

Major: Political Science/International Relations

Mariel Kirschen
American University, 2012

Campus Outreach and Violence

Against Women

What does feminism mean to you? To me, feminism means, the spreading of awareness that while different, all genders deserve to be treated equally..

What is your feminist issue of choice? My feminist issue of choice is Violence Against Women.

What is your future career plan? I hope to work in women’s law specifically advocating for victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

Fun Fact:I love my 4 dogs more than anything in the world.

Favorite inspirational quote: “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” – Dr. Seuss

 Major: Law and Society and Women and Gender Studies

Ilona Globa

Indiana University of Pennsylvania,

2010

Media Team and Campus Outreach

 

 

What does feminism mean to you? To me, feminism means, equality for those of every gender. It does not mean women are better than men, or that men are better than women, or anyone in between. We should all truly be treated equally.

What is your feminist issue of choice? Empowering young girls and women everywhere, and especially in developing nations.

What is your future career plan? I hope to continue to work in women's advocacy.

What is your favorite part of DC? I live nearby, and I am continuing to explore the many areas of the District. I have recently found Chinatown quite fascinating, and I love to (when I can afford it) dine out in Bethesda.

Fun Fact: I have two different colored eyes. When I was born, one was exactly the dark brown of my dad's eyes, the other was green like my mom's. They are attempting to blend into each other as I get older, but
they've failed.

Favorite inspirational quote: "Ignorance is tragedy." -Me (if I ever get a tattoo, it would be this phrase). This concept inspires me to always stay informed and aware of the events in the world, and to encourage others to do so as well.
When it comes to issues of the world, ignorance is not bliss, it's simply voidance.

Major: Journalism

Elena Sesma
University of Maryland, 2012

Women & Policing,

National Clinic Access Project, Educational Equity

What does feminism mean to you?To me, feminism is equality for all and equal access to the rights and privileges of being a human being. But also that women have the right to choose to do or be anything they want to do or be, whether that be a stay-at-home mom, or the next president of the United States, without pressure or judgement preventing them from that choice.

What is your feminist issue of choice? My feminist issue of choice is having the right to do what is best for myself and my body, and the right for all women to have safe and legal access to knowledge of reproductive health and reproductive options.

What is your future career plan? My future career plan hopefully will include jet-setting across the globe to work on archaeological digs, where I can uncover the lives and histories of women who have been forgotten by the history books.

What is your favorite part of DC?My favorite part of DC is the National Mall lit up at night during the summer. Its really just beautiful.

Fun Fact: I love to cook and to eat! I love spending hours cooking up a delicious feast for friends and family.

 

Favorite inspirational quote: “Bloody feet, Sisters, have worn smooth the path by which you come hither” Abby Kelley Foster

 Major:Double Major in Anthropology and Women’s Studies