GWS Graduates: Where Are They Now?

Some of our GWS alumnae are working in the following fields:

  • Field Organizer with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
  • Completing an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Completing an AmeriCorps VISTA service year. Works full-time as assistant to the communications director at REV Birmingham, a non-profit organization that focuses on commercial revitalization
  • Marketing and events coordinator for EH Shum Financial Solutions, a small retirement investment firm in San Francisco, CA
  • Fair housing outreach specialist at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Virginia in Richmond
  • Corporate event planner at The Black Tie Co. in Portland, Maine; also an Automated Logistics Specialist for the United States Army.
  • Works at First Niagara Bank in New Hartford, Connecticut and teaches financial education courses at Connecticut Money School
  • Program lead at Hamri Bahini Advocacy Program, a women’s empowerment program in Kathmandu, Nepal. Also interned with the Danish Institute for Politics and Democracy in Kathmandu.
  • Pursuing a M.A.L.S. degree at Duke University and works for Duke Youth Programs
  • Events and operations coordinator at Communities for Recovery in Austin, Texas
  • Development associate and online performance editor for the arts and literary quarterly BOMB Magazine, and continues to dance in New York City. Also curates a series of lectures with dance artists and scholars called Knowing Dance More at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
  • Health Center assistant with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in Roanoke, VA. Uses her fluency in Spanish to connect with and provide care to the Latino and Hispanic communities of Roanoke.
  • Working on an M.A. in Educational Studies and a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Stand Watie Elementary School in Oklahoma City.
  • A DONA-trained birth Doula, and is a childbirth educator at Birthways Family Birth Center. 
  • Completed her law degree at Pace Law School in New York, where she was a Presidential Scholar. Currently employed by Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley, where her work focuses on civil rights, and labor and employment litigation, and where she created a competitive internship for Hollins students.
  • Completed medical school at the University of Mississippi. Currently a resident physician in psychiatry at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
  • A principal health analyst at the Community and Stakeholder Engagement at Health Performance Council Secretariat, SA Healthworks (Australia).
  • A volunteer with the Armenian Volunteer Corps after graduation and is currently a philanthropy associate for FeedMore, Inc. (Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels) in Richmond, VA.
  • Earned a Master’s of Divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry in 2013. She was a chaplain resident at UVA Medical Center and a chaplain resident at University of Virginia Medical Center. Currently a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Worked as a creative arts specialist for The Lab – Saint Paul Public Schools, Minnesota. Currently a teacher at Casco Bay High School and earning a graduate degree in Secondary English Education at the University of Southern Maine.
  • An administrative assistant in Development at the United Way of Roanoke Valley and at the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton. Completed graduate work in Social Work at VCU in Richmond.
  • Working on producing a pilot he wrote in Hollywood. Left his job as the Lead of Global Video Marketing and Education at Etsy in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to that Parker was a professional development designer at Wireless Generation in NYC and designed education for Apple. Founder of Old Ware House (on Etsy) and PKsunshine Media.
  • Completed a M.A.L.S. degree in interdisciplinary studies and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Gender and the Arts at Hollins University. Completed graduate work in Gender Studies at Indiana University where she was also an associate instructor.
  • Completed her M.A. in English and women’s studies at UNC Greensboro and her Ph.D. in Educational and Cultural Studies at UNCG. Was the Education & Outreach Coordinator for Project Horizon, a domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and intervention non-profit agency in Lexington, VA. Currently a full-time educator at New Gardens Friends School, a Quaker school in Greensboro, and teaches as an adjunct in WGS at UNCG. She runs a youth group for LGBTQ+ teens, and produces LGBTQ+ focused films for Win the Race Productions.
  • Working as a freelance translator in Taiwan, mostly for TV shows and films. She completed culinary school and worked as a pastry chef.
  • Held jobs at New Seasons Market, Lents International Farmers Market, Community Cycling Center, and Urban Nutrition Initiative. She was as a refugee youth advocate for Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and completed an M.A. in Human Development and Food Security at Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. Served for two years as Deputy Head of Programs for Health for Catholic Relief Services in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and then as project manager for the Coffee Industry Support Project for CARE International in Papua New Guinea. Currently is the Head of Programs for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza.
  • Worked as a dietetic technician at Baptist Hospital in Miami and completed her M.S. in dietetics at Florida International University. Currently a clinical dietician at Duke University Hospital.
  • Has been a development associate at Planned Parenthood Health Systems based in Roanoke. Also fundraises for health centers in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and West Virginia, and is a member of PP’s affiliate Foundation Committee, where she writes grants. 
  • Intake Lead at Michael’s House (Palm Springs, CA), a dual diagnosis substance abuse and mental health treatment residential treatment facility.
  • Completed an M.A. program in social work, women’s and gender studies and leadership development at Loyola University in Chicago. Currently a community support specialist at Thresholds in Chicago.
  • Currently employed by Virginia Supportive Housing as a social worker. Has worked as a correctional social worker for the Champaign (IL) County Jail, a social worker on the forensic team of the VCU Medical Center, an EMT for Hanover Fire and EMS and at the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. 
  • Director of Advocacy at Treatment Advocacy Center. Previously, she worked for Habitat for Humanity International in Washington D.C.
  • Earned her M.A. in sociology with a concentration in public policy at American University. Was the executive director for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Completed law school at Seattle University and runs her own law office. Has also worked as a legal advocate at the Unemployment Law Project in Seattle.
  • Completed a M.A. in clinical mental health counseling at Appalachian State University and currently works as a counselor for Family Preservation Services of Asheville, NC. Has also worked and trained with the North Carolina Outward Bound School and the Mountain Trail Outdoor School (NC).
  • Worked for ten years as a commercial production coordinator in Hollywood, CA. Currently interning as a copywriter at an ad agency.
  • Working toward an associate degree in nursing and hopes to work in hospice and palliative care. Also works part-time at a community acupuncture clinic that provides treatments on a sliding scale as a form of affordable health care. Earned her M.A.T. at Hollins and now works as a teaching artist for non-profit LEAP, Inc. and continues to dance. She works with classroom teachers helping them to integrate the arts into their curriculum.
  • Worked for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia and completed nursing school with a concentration in women’s health at Old Dominion University. Currently a registered nurse at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, VA.
  • Taught English in South Korea. Has been a writer for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Outdoor Woman magazine which profiles women who hunt, fish, backpack, bird watch, do outdoor photography, etc. She has also written feature and column-length magazine articles for Kentucky Afield magazine (the department’s magazine), plus non-magazine columns, press releases, regulation guides and reports. Currently she is a communications specialist at the University of Louisville, KY.
  • Completed her M.A. in American art history at American University and her Ph.D. in art history at Penn State University. Currently a McDermott Intern at the Dallas Museum of Art.