Courtney M

My acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac provided me with the foundation and skillset I needed to strive as a first-generation college student. The summer of my freshman year I conducted research with my biology professor, Dr. David Demezas, and my whole world changed. I was immersed into the world of research and higher academia.  As my college career progressed I continued to do research through UW Fond du Lac, New York University, and eventually the University of Wisconsin-Madison. By the fall of 2014 I was a proud alumni of UW-Fond du Lac, but continued to seek support from my sociology professor Dr. Michaela Null. The following autumn we attended the National Gender & Women’s Studies conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This experience would serve to be one of the most pivotal in my college career. To understand gender to was to understand identity through a multifaceted lens in both a personal and social spheres. My experience led me to pursue my bachelors degree in Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This coming fall of 2017 I plan to serve the National Community Service as an AmeriCorps Elementary Reading Tutor, as well as plan to apply for my PhD in Couples and Family therapy. I have been privileged to work alongside some of the most dedicated and fascinating minds in academic research and it all started with the University of Wisconsin- Fond du Lac.

I have been privileged to work alongside some of the most dedicated and fascinating minds in academic research and it all started with the University of Wisconsin- Fond du Lac.