Lizbeth Olmedo, MA 2017

MA Alumni 2017

Emphases

Practicing Sociology and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Social Justice, Social Inequalities, Feminist theory, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, Social Movements, Xican@/Latin@ studies

Education/Career Goals

I plan to pursue a PhD program, work at the Community College level, or at a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that works with marginalized communities

Before HSU Public Sociology

I transferred to HSU from a community college in Pasadena (SoCal) then received a BA in Sociology & Minor in Ethnic Studies from this beautiful institution in May 2015

Why HSU Public Sociology

For as long as I can remember I had my heart set on joining the Peace Corps. As graduation day came closer I began to have second thoughts of whether I wanted to be an agent of neocolonialism, so I began to do a little digging to find out what I could about the program here at HSU. I talked to various grad students in the program as well as faculty, and decided to go for it and apply. I love the nature, weather, the activist community that is present on this campus, and the level of support from the professors and faculty. It encouraged me to stick around and apply to the program. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be in a MA program, but here I am! Si se puede!

Favorite place to see/visit in Humboldt County

I don't see many places other than the library or BSS (the fifth floor view in the BSS is amazing!) But if I had the time and transportation I would try to visit the local beaches and rivers. The local parks are also great for picnics, and Scoops is always nice for a vegan treat.

Additional information

Emphases

Practicing Sociology and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Social Justice, Social Inequalities, Feminist theory, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, Social Movements, Xican@/Latin@ studies

Final Product

Navigating the Gender Nonconforming Identity on the HSU Campus