Alumni

Rollins College Women's Studies Alumni

 

Sarah Spurling

 

Sarah

I graduated from the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins with a major in English and minor in Women's Studies. Currently, I am a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer with AmeriCorps at the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka, FL. I am working in the Intensive Reading program at a high school and also working with adult ESOL and GED students in the evenings. I am applying to American Studies PhD programs with concentrations in Native American Studies and Women's Studies. My career goals are to teach in tribal schools and/or colleges and to use my writing skills to raise awareness and impact policy changes for Native American communities.

 

 


 

Shannon Frey

 

Shannon

Shannon Frey is a Voices for Women and Rollins alumna who majored in Sociology and minored in Women's studies. While at Rollins, Shannon and a rag tag group of feminists (including but not limited to Frankie Mastrangelo, Lizzy Hovenetz, and Kristen Stone) and with the tremendous support of dedicated faculty and staff, re-founded Voices for Women (V4W). In the Spring of 2008, as co-president of V4W and the Women's Studies Intern, she helped produce The Vagina Monologues. The following year, she helped create the first annual V-Week, culminating in the performances of The Vagina Monologues and a Take Back the Night March and Speak Out. In addition, she worked to implement sexual assault prevention education, including a short-lived, but successful, peer-to-peer workshop and an online module for first-year students.Currently Shannon is a shelter services advocate at Harbor House, Orange County's domestic violence shelter, where she has been working for year. She is also working on her masters in Humanities, with a self-designed concentration in sexual and domestic violence prevention education. Shannon intends her thesis research to involve the effect of survivors speaking out and active consent on lower rates of sexual and domestic violence.Shannon's aspirations, much like her personality, are not very modest nor reasonable. After grad school, she would like to focus on expanding accessibility of awareness through writing and creating a knowledge-sharing website for feminist activists. She hopes someday to start a consulting non-profit organization. It would specialize in helping various institutions, especially high schools and colleges, implement comprehensive and sustainable sexual and/or domestic violence education.

 


 

Kristen Stone

 

kristen

Kristen Stone graduated from the Honors Program at Rollins College in 2009, where she studied anthropology and women's studies. She received an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in 2011. Domestication Handbook (Rogue Factorial, 2012) is her MFA thesis and first book. She has had work published in Glitter Tongue, Women's Studies Quarterly, 3:AM, Finery, and elsewhere. She is a sporadic poetry editor for Limn Literary and Arts Journal and runs a tiny chapbook press, Unthinkable Creatures, out of her home. Kristen currently lives in Gainesville, Florida, where she works as a youth advocate at Peaceful Paths, the area's domestic violence agency. Her research and creative interests include animal studies, social work, and printmaking.

Francesca (Frankie) Mastrangelo 

Frankie spent a few years after graduation doing non-profit communications work for D.C.-based organizations such as Greenpeace and the American Association of People with Disabilities. During her time in D.C., she served as the Benefits Coordinator for the Combating Latent Inequality Together (C.L.I.T.) Fest : a three day event combining music and education to both challenge patriarchal oppression and promote involvement in DIY culture. The fest raised almost $9,000 to benefit Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS), a DC-based organization which assists local sex workers in leading healthy lives. Now living in Madison, Wisconsin, Frankie is currently working on her MFA in creative writing and helping organize the Wisconsin Books to Prisoners project: an initiative aimed at increasing prisoner literacy and promoting social justice. 

...More to come!

Contact:

Dr. Kimberly Dennis

Women's Studies Coordinator,

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

Phone: 407.691.1093

Email: KDennis@Rollins.edu

Office: CFAC 121C