March 8 is  the annual International Women’s Day. We would like to celebrate International Women’s Day by recognizing some of our UNC Bears: the achievements and impacts these women have done and currently make. These women have inspired others with strength, intelligence, change, talent, and motivation.

Cornia Hierrro

Corina is a UNC Alumna that is a Journalist for Telemundo Denver. In her interview video she mentioned,” I can feel they make a difference every day in somebody’s life informing the community and being the voice of the voiceless is truly a passion.” She is an inspiration for many.
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Keiko Krahnke

Keiko is the Department Chair and Associate Professor for Management Monfort College of Business.
“She focuses on helping her students see their responsibilities as future leaders and understand the impact their choices can have in the world. She encourages them to think beyond their own actions — to see the interconnectedness of the world — in subtle situations in the business world. At the end of the day, she cares about inspiring even a few students to find their purpose in their lives and make a difference in their own unique ways in the world. As she was taught as a child, she teaches her students to “leave everything a little bit better you found it.”.”
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Aisha Jackson

“Aisha Jackson, a 2013 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado's Musical Theatre program, has been named to the cast of the Broadway production of Frozen, a musical based on the Disney film of the same name. Jackson will be the understudy for the role of Anna, one of the production's lead roles.”
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Emily Mills

Emily is a UNC Alumna she is freelance illustrator designer and sketch noting fanatic. Emily recently released her book “The Art of Visual Notetaking.” She has workshops that focus on communication and teaching.
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Dr. Britney Kyle

Dr. Britney Kyle is a biological anthropologist and professor where she worked with her students to discover how humans evolved, lived, suffered or succeeded nearly 3,000 years ago.
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Dr. Megan Babkes Stellino

Professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Science College of Natural and Health Sciences
Discusses how motivation can influence the behavior of physical activity among children and young adults.
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Dr. Angie Henderson

Professor Department of Sociology College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Discusses how data collection contributes to learning about the sex trafficking industry in Northern Colorado and across the United States.
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Dr. Lauryn Benedict

Professor School of Biological Sciences Natural and Health Sciences
Discusses the complexity of bird songs and how female birds are contributing to science.
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Veronica Adams

K-2 Physical Education
Shares her passion for physical activity and physical education as well as her experience in UNC’s Master’s in Arts and Teaching (MAT) graduate program.
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Dr. Ather Zia

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Discusses the complex and violent history between Kashmir, India, and Pakistan.
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There are many women here at UNC and UNC Alumna other than the ones mentioned above that are inspirational and empowering women. 

"Here's to strong women. 
May we know them. 
May we be them.
May we raise them."
- Unknown