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Me in Bangalore, India.

What Are You Thankful For?

Now that my junior year of college is finally finished, I am filled with relief that my academic commitments are behind me for a few months and that I am […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   May 23, 2013
Blurred image of a woman biking along the water

Why Women Should Ride

I still remember the first time I rode a two-wheeler. I was around 8 or 9, and my dad took me out to a huge parking lot on Chicago’s South […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   May 17, 2013
UM-Dearborn students at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in 2012.

In Negotiation, $tart $mart and Start Confident

On May 3, 2013, the University of Michigan, Dearborn, was proud to host its first $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop. $tart $mart makes huge strides to equip college women with […] Read more »

Two women in lab coats, Samantha Migatz and Nanci Alanis

My Very First Science Fair

When I was a sophomore in high school, I went to the movies to watch Meet the Robinsons, a movie about an orphan kid inventor who travels to the future […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 25, 2013
Video game screenshot with a castle in the background and a wizard in a black cape in the forefront.

From Gaming to Grad School

Until recently, I had never thought about going to graduate school; I just assumed that I would be able to find my dream job directly after I finished my degree. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 18, 2013
Samaura Stone poses with AAUW members at the AAUW WINGS conference.

WINGS to Fly: Supporting Women’s Education

As a child, I was captivated by birds. To me, they symbolized freedom, hope, and independence. I wished I too could fly and dreamed about all of the places I […] Read more »

Young woman crouched down next to “No, you can’t have my number!” written in chalk on the sidewalk

Taking a Stand against Street Harassment

“Why don’t you show us what’s underneath that towel, baby?” I heard this shouted from a car of four young men, no older than 19, hanging out the window, being […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   April 12, 2013
SAC member Kelly Kay Clark

Making a Dream Career of Mentoring

It’s hard to believe that two years ago I was interviewing for graduate programs in student affairs, and now I’m getting ready for commencement. I was inspired to enter this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   March 28, 2013
Natasha Mercado (back row, in purple scarf) is a member of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council.

Where Do I Fit In?

When I was mentoring a high school junior, I often discussed potential career paths, colleges, and scholarships. My mentee was a bright, driven, and talented young lady with dreams of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   March 21, 2013
AAUW rising large

This Valentine’s Day, End Violence Against Women

As Eve Ensler says, I’m “over it.” I’m over the public safety warnings from my university alerting the community of another violent crime. I’m over the headlines about another woman […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 15, 2013