Graduate Students

A

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Educational Policy, Student Success, Retention & Graduation, Social Justice, Mental Health, Resilience

Education/Career Goals

Research metrics related to student success in higher education, and develop and enact policies and programs that support success across all metrics. Initiate educational policy at the institutional, state and/or federal level.

C

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Single Parent College Students, Poverty, University Structure/Institution, Food Production and Sourcing, Nutrition

Education/Career Goals

To complete the Master's Program in Sociology here at HSU. I hope to work in a student services position at HSU, working to support college students through their university experience.

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Deviance and Drugs, Drug Policy, Social Inequality, Institutional Research

Education/Career Goals

Aspires to be a (tenured) Professor at the university level

D

Emphasis

Practicing

Research Interests

Criminal Justice system, prison reform, restorative justice practices, victimization, social justice, community-police relations

Education/Career Goals

I would like to find a career in the Criminal Justice system working with victims and offenders.

I

Emphasis

Teaching and Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Mental Health and Wellness, Altruism, Drug Addiction and Family Dynamics, Gender/Sexuality, Media and Popular Culture, Resilience, Social Justice, Identity

Education/Career Goals

I am drawn to the way that the program incorporates both theory and practice. The location is stunning and I love the culture at HSU and surrounding areas. To me this is the perfect location to focus on what matters most to me: Learning about myself via learning about society.

J

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Food justice/sovereignty/security, alternative food movements (and the intersection of race and class), sustainable agriculture, political sociology, environmental sociology.

Education/Career Goals

Possibly go on to PhD work. Ultimately I would like to work in the non-profit sector, specifically doing research for organizations interested in food policy and alternative food movements. Once I have settled into my “career” I want to return my focus to herbalism and holistic nutrition.

K

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Sociology of Family, Life Course, Social Gerontology/Aging, Foster Care, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Deviance, Mental Health, Social Advocacy, and Gender and Sexuality.

Education/Career Goals

Possibly pursue my Ph.D, but until that is decided I would love to work in the non-profit sector either advocating for older adults or foster youth, or maybe even both.

L

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

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Racial inequity, gender studies, food security, social ecology, rural development.

Education/Career Goals

I am eager to continue with my education, with the goal of perhaps receiving my PhD one day. My pie-in-the-sky career goal is to work for either UNICEF or UNESCO.

M

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Religion, Gender/Sexuality studies, Drugs, Deviance and Mental Illness

Education/Career Goals

To be a professor at the college level and possibly get a PhD to perform my own research.

S

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequality and Stratification

Education/Career Goals

To be a college professor and eventually get my PhD

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Labor/Work and education, the role they have in society, and their relationship with social justice.

Education/Career Goals

Complete the Master's of Sociology program at HSU and continue my public service with an increased capacity and education.

T

Emphases

Teaching and Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Gendered Violence, Fat Studies, Body Politics, Sports and Identity Formation

Education/Career Goals

My goals are to receive my PhD and eventually teach in higher education

V

Emphasis

Practicing and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Life Course, Women and Gender Studies, Classical Theory, Feminist Theory, Women and Crime, Victimization, Domestic Violence, Sexuality, Capitalism, Patriarchy, Religion, and Environmental.

Education/Career Goals

MA is Sociology, to get an MA in Women and Gender Studies. Then from there possibly go to law school or pursue a PhD. The opportunities are endless.