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Alumni Spotlights and Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Students in Women’s and Gender Studies develop skills that are highly valued by employers; these include critical thinking, research, analysis, oral/written communication, presentation and problem-solving skills. Many of our students also develop valuable experience in activism, advocacy and organizing through classroom and community-based experience. 

Alumni from WGS have followed a number of trajectories. Some have gone on to graduate programs, a good number are leaders in local and national nonprofit advocacy or service organizations, some are elementary, high school, and community college teachers, and some have developed their own independent career paths as artists, writers, healers, musicians, and activists. 

Alumni Spotlights 

​​​​Pidgeon Pagonis, WGS B.A. (2010) and WGS M.A.​ (2014)

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Intersex advocate, speaker, consultant, photographer, and film maker​

​Pidgeon Pagonis has worked for over a decade to shed light on the human rights violations endured by intersex people. They have advanced youth advocacy with inter-ACT, launched an intersex YouTube channel, written for Everyday Feminism, co-founded the Intersex Justice Project (IJP) and the #EndIntersexSurgery campaign, and introduced the intersex and nonbinary clothing line Too Cute to be Binary. For more information, visit​


Kennedy Dawson Healy, WGS B.A. with a concentration in Disability Studies​ (2015)

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Founder of Crip Crap Me​​dia 

​Kennedy (she/they) is a Fat, Queer, Crip, writer and media maker. Kennedy has experience working directly with people with various types of disabilities in non-profit settings and consulting on disability and accessibility in medical, academic, arts and culture, and other industries. Her visual art and photo project (made in collaboration with Marley Molkentin) titled Care has been featured at Gallery 400, in the Chicago Reader, and on the Disability Visibility Project blog. Their musical Care: The Musical was a finalist for the The William S. Yellow Robe Jr. Playwright Residency and the recipient of Residency Fellowships from 3Arts/Bodies of Work and the Ragdale Foundation. For more information, visit​.

Andi Remoquillo​, WGS B.A. (2015) and WGS M.A.​​ (2016)

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​​​​​Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellesl​​ey College​

Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas-Austin. She specializes in gender and Filipinx American history, Asian American Studies, feminist approaches to oral histories and critical ethnography. For more information, visit​aff/remoquillo​.​

Alumni Resources 

Please see the following resources for more information about our alumni and ways to connect to our broader alumni community. 

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Mentor Program

The ASK Mentor Program has grown to over 1,100 volunteer mentors from varied backgrounds and experience, offering career guidance to DePaul University students and alumni. ASK serves all majors and all colleges of DePaul University. 

DePaul University Alumni Relations 

Through the Office of Alumni Relations, DePaul offers many opportunities to help its alumni maintain a relationship with each other and the university. We encourage you to stay connected to DePaul. Attend an upcoming alumni event, stop by the Alumni Center, cheer on the Blue Demons at a game watch, take advantage of the many benefits of being a DePaul graduate or volunteer on the committee of your local chapter or class reunion. 

Career Resources 

​The Career Center at DeP​aul University​

The Career Center offers programming to support students throughout the placement process, including events and workshops for resumes and interviews, networking and career fairs, and full-time or part-time professional placement and internship experience. ​