• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

  • Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

Volunteering

For my Women’s and Gender Studies practicum, most of us are required to do either an internship or some volunteer work that pertains to women, children, gender/ or any other aspect of the class. To fulfill this requirement, I have been volunteering for the Duluth YWCA Girl Power! program. This is a program that only girls are in, and I participate in an after school program. A typical day starts out with snack and down time that turns into a “smarty party” where the girls spend 30 minutes either doing their homework or reading. Then, we go outside for a while. When we return inside, we have a check in question, like, what have you done in the last week to help someone else? or what is one nonphysical thing you like about yourself? or what have you always wanted to try but have been a little scared to? After, we have a “herstory” which is about a prominent figure and leader that is a women. Then, we have our fact of the day and spend the remainder of the time doing an activity and playing games whenever that’s finished. I love volunteering every week and seeing the same faces each time. I think this program provides a lot of information to young girls about female role models, a patriarchal society, etc. I also love forming relationships and bonds with each participant. I know there are a ton of volunteer opportunities besides the YW or YMCA offers. There’s also Mentor Duluth, REACH Mentoring, CHUM, Safe Haven, and so many more. Volunteering is a humbling experience, and I hope to continue even after I’ve filled my class requirement. 

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