Rosie Glasier Interview
GS: Tell us a little about your academic background.
RG: I am a fourth year UNC student majoring in human services with a double minor in gender studies and psychology.
GS: Tell us a little about how you came to win this awesome award?
RG: For the past six months I have been working in partnership with the Center For Women's and Gender Equity and the Center For Peer Education on a campus wide initiative titled "Project M.E.". This project seeks to provide UNC students with increased access to menstrual products by converting preexisting menstrual product dispensers from a coin operated model to a free model. I currently work on UNC's campus as the sexual health peer educator in the Center for Peer and as an event planner for the University Program Council. I am passionate about making UNC an inclusive learning environment and am dedicated to serving UNC's student population through my work.
GS: What made you decide to minor in Gender Studies?
RG: I decided to minor in gender studies my freshman year after taking the course "Gndr 101: Gender and Society". I loved the discussions and different perspectives that were brought up in this course and wanted to continue to have intersectional and identity-based conversations. I also work as an advocate with the Assault Survivor's Advocacy Program on campus and have found that gender studies has been an asset in understanding different layers of gender-based violence.
GS: What do you like best about your Gender Studies minor?
RG: I enjoy the range of topics that fall under the gender studies minor and appreciate the room for customization that this minor offers. I am a human services major and have been able to select gender studies courses that pair well with my major and help me to understand human services on a deeper level. I have also met many wonderful people in my gender studies classes and appreciate the community that the gender studies minor offers.
GS: What would you say to students currently contemplating a Gender Studies minor?
RG: The gender studies courses that I have taken at UNC have helped to prepare me for graduate school and have encouraged me to expand my world view. The research and writing skills that I have developed throughout my time as a gender studies minor have helped me turn my ideas into action. I would encourage you to explore this minor if you are interested in gender justice and want to broaden your world view!
GS: What are your plans for the future?
RG: After receiving my undergraduate degree I hope to further my education by continuing on to a public health graduate program.