WGS Alumni Panel

Friday, March 27, 2015

4:30 PM Peabody Hall Auditorium
The 2015 Alumni Panel will give current WGS majors and minors some ideas about how others have used their majors/minors after graduation. Each panelist will speak about his/her experiences, then answer questions and engage in dialogue with other speakers and with the audience. Topics might include jobs, careers, and other occupational experiences since graduation, how women's studies degrees have affected lives after graduation, or any other important aspect of their post-graduation experiences. Panelists will answer what kinds of things they wish they had known sooner, what has surprised them, and what they have taken with them from their experiences at UVA.   This year's panelists will particularly address the ongoing response to gender violence at UVA. Previous alumni panels have been wonderful experiences for both students and alumni.  RSVP requested.
Alumna Bios:
Naadiya Hasan graduated from the University of Virginia in 1996 with a double major in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University in 2006.  Dr. Hasan has taught at Shenandoah University and Kenyon College, and is now a tenured Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Guilford College, a liberal arts college guided by Quaker values. She is a core faculty member of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the College. Dr. Hasan’s current research and teaching focuses on popular culture and mass media, race and diversity discourse, and intersectional theory and activism.
Dana Rundlöf graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a major in Women’s Studies in 1997, and earned her J.D. with distinguished honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003.  After completing a judicial clerkship in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, Ms. Rundlöf practiced law for ten years in New York, first at the law firms of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP and Foley & Lardner, LLP, and then in-house as General Counsel for a leading advertising agency.  Her areas of expertise include intellectual property litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, and employment discrimination.   During her ten years of practice, Ms. Rundlöf provided significant pro bono service to clients seeking asylum in the U.S. based on political, religious, and gender-based persecution.  In 2013, with the birth of her twins, Ms. Rundlöf left the practice of law to stay home with her children for a few years.  She resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two-year old twins.  
Katrina Kernodle Walsh is an accomplished research director and writer with more than 15 years of experience working with public and private sector clients specializing in homeland security, emergency management, risk management, and government policy. Ms. Walsh began her career as freelance writer for a Tokyo-basedmajor news outlet following her investigation into the fatal shooting of a Japanese exchange student in Baton Rouge, LA.  She was graduated from UVA with distinguished honors in East Asian Studies in 1995.  In response to the November 2014 publication of the Rolling Stone piece on sexual assault allegations and administrative response policies at UVA, Ms. Walsh launched an alumnae group, UVA Delta Zetas Against Sexual Assault, to provide proactive recommendations and ongoing research. She has teamed with Title IX & Clery Act Consulting, LLC and the Ivy Group, the strategic communications firm previously used by Phi Kappa Psi, to propose a full scale public awareness campaign. Currently, she is collaborating closely with UVA to host a screening of Kirby Dick’s documentary on campus sexual assault, “The Hunting Ground.” Ms. Walsh serves on UVA’s recently formed Response Working Group. She resides in Richmond, VA with her husband and two young daughters.

4:30 PM
Peabody Hall Auditorium