Meet the 2011 Point Scholars
BY Advocate.com Editors
June 08 2011 3:30 AM ET
- from Lowell, Mass.
- pursuing a BA in political science and women's and gender studies, Columbia University
How do you feel your Point Scholarship will change or help your future?
I’m so excited to join a community of individuals really devoted to queer issues. I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone involved with Point, and learning from my peers and mentors. Point will also make it possible for me to pursue my education further than the undergraduate level. Following graduation, I will be able to pursue a PhD. in gender and sexuality, which I hope to use to participate in queer scholarship, be more active in LGBTQ activism, and get engaged in policy work.
In conjunction with Point, how do you wish to make difference in the LGBT community?
I have always had the support of accepting environments and communities, and I would hope that one day all LGBTQ youth can have similar experiences to mine. I’d like to do whatever I can to promote this kind of acceptance – through education and politics primarily. I believe that these, especially the former, are the best tools and platforms with which to fight ignorance.
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