Alumni Features

  • Oct. 11, 2019
    José Ramón García-Madrid (B.A., Women’s Studies, 2014) was born in San Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of two. He is currently a Leaders in Law and Community (LILAC) Fellow and JD student at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado. Before beginning law school, José was a Legal Assistant at the Florence Immigrant...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    Bridget Graut received her B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies in 2013, with History, English, and Technical Writing as her areas of concentration. She went on to earn her M.A. in History from UNLV in 2015, and then her Ph.D. in History in 2019 at Arizona State University, with a focus in Native American History. Her dissertation, which built on the research she completed on the Pebble Mine...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    Trevor Pollom graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (Focus Areas: Anthropology and Kinesiology). He is now a Ph.D. student in UNLV’s Department of Anthropology with a focus in Biological Anthropology. He is broadly interested in health, evolution, and human development throughout the lifespan. He spent the summer of 2017 in Northern Tanzania, working with some of the last...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    Our student Amanda Bingson represented the U.S. in the hammer throw at the Olympics Games in London. Bingson is currently majoring in interdisciplinary studies with areas of study in physical education and psychology. "My degree has given me the opportunity to prepare for what I want to do after my career in athletics," she says. She hopes to use her experience and education to help future...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    I am currently a graduate student studying to become a licensed MFT through UNLV’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. I find multiple things valuable about my interdisciplinary studies degree. Being already involved in trans* and gender nonconforming issues when I transferred to UNLV in 2009, I knew I needed a flexible program that would let me pull my interests in psychology, sociology,...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    I am currently pursuing a master's degree in social work from UNLV. Even in the early stages of my graduate program, it is evident that the undergraduate interdisciplinary studies program has provided me with a solid foundation with which to continue to build my education. Interdisciplinary studies gives me the the tools necessary to combine varied subjects which will culminate in a final project...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in comparative theology at Loyola Marymount University. Personally, becoming an interdisciplinary studies student was one of the best decisions I made in my academic career. The IDS program allows for more flexibility in class choices; therefore, the student can pick which classes will benefit them more in the future endeavors. For example, I...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    My name is Irina Barrera and I graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) with a bachelor’s degree from the Women’s Studies department in 2012. The Women's Studies Department at UNLV prepared me with the skills necessary to work as a Youth Worker in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Specifically, I worked with documented and undocumented Latin@ youth and was able to serve and advocate for/...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    I majored in the Gender and Sexuality Studies programme at UNLV, and graduated in 2011. This programme has given me the necessary education and analytical tools to become instrumental in protecting children and other marginalised peoples from harmful practices at local, national, and global levels. During my undergraduate studies, I interned for several international non-profit organizations,...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    I got a BA in Sociology and Women's Studies in 2006 (double major). Right now, I'm living in DC and work as the Associate Director of State Policy & Partnerships at Advocates for Youth, a national reproductive and sexual health/rights organization. My degree in women's studies laid the groundwork for my entire career, which has always included and needed an intersectional analysis of gender,...
  • Oct. 11, 2019
    I attained the Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate in 2009. I also took a few undergraduate classes in WS at UNLV (I graduated with my Ph.D. in sociology in 2013). As a feminist pursuing a sociology Ph.D. at UNLV, the WSGC provided me the space and ability to explore feminist theories and methods in great depth, and do so from an interdisciplinary perspective. The WSGC was instrumental to my...