A Few Alumni from AGIS Majors

Holly Hickman '19, Women's & Gender Studies and Politics & Government

University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Holly Hickman participated in Moot Court and served on the Politics & Government Student Board. She says, "The greatest gift OWU has given me is the chance to be a leader. OWU pushed me to be my best self, recognize my highest potential, and most importantly, never doubt myself and never be afraid."

Isabel Cherry '18, Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology & Anthropology

Assistant Brand Manager at Green Thumb Industries, Chicago
At OWU, Isabel Cherry served as a special events intern and alumni relations intern at OWU, and then she worked as a youth empowerment intern at One Heart Source in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jade´ Giordani '17, Black World Studies and Chemistry

Quality & Regulatory Compliance Technician at The Hershey Company, Hummelstown, PA
At OWU, Jade´ Giordani received an OWU Connection Grant to travel to Tanzania to examine the culture of the Maasai people to understand how they continue to survive living a semi-nomadic life. She also completed an internship at Nanophase Technologies in Romeoville, IL, as sales marketing & business development intern.

Read about Jade's Project in Tanzania

Emma Nuiry '17, Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology & Anthropology

Scholarship Programs Manager at Point Foundation, Los Angeles
Point Foundation is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ scholarship foundation. In her role, Emma Nuiry manages the selection of and programs for 134 undergraduate, graduate and community college scholarship recipients. This includes facilitating scholar-designed community service projects, conducting cognitive bias training for application readers and planning leadership conferences and workshops. At OWU she served as a Women's Resource Center intern.

Kaila “KJ” Johnson '16, BWS, WGS, Sociology & Anthropology, English

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant for Higher Education & Young Adults at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Cleveland
In her position, Kaila Johnson engages audiences across industries with programming, strategic planning, and data analysis for equitable and inclusive communities. At OWU she was an intern at Women’s Resource Center, where she helped organize programs like the annual Written on the Body: Body Image Speakout.

Read about Kaila's OWU "Comfort Zone"

Shelli Reeves '16, Black World Studies and International Studies

Founder and CEO of Reframe History, Cleveland, OH
Reframe History is a virtual African American museum that is dedicated to keeping stories alive through archiving the past, recording the present, and advocating for the future. They do this through a Black History App where people can learn and share stories about African American history. At OWU, Shelli Reeves was Class President, completed an OWU Connection project in New York and Washington, D.C., and spent a semester in Tanzania.

Watch a Video about Shelli's OWU Connection Project

Sophie Crispin '14, Women's & Gender Studies

Staff Attorney at New York Legal Assistance Group, New York City
Sophie Crispin received her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. At OWU she served as a volunteer at the Delaware County branch of Family Promise, Inc., an organization working to alleviate poverty.

Paige Ruppel '13, Botany and Women's & Gender Studies

Software Engineer at Upstart, Columbus, Ohio
At OWU, Paige Ruppel participated in a Summer Science Research project on the temporal stability of aquatic food webs. Paige also served as Moderator of the Women’s House.

Sydney Bertram '12, Women's & Gender Studies and Psychology

Director of Annual Giving at University of California Irvine
Sydney Bertram earned a master's degree in Applied Women’s Studies from Claremont Graduate University. At OWU, she completed an honors onors research project on "Modern Sexism and the Role of Non-Sexist Justifications in Discrimination toward Women."

Irena Pandzic '12, Women's & Gender Studies, Politics & Government, Sociology & Anthropology

Senior Grants Manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
Irena Pandzic received OWU's Janet King Sociology & Anthropology Award in 2011.

Gina (Davenport) Mason '10, Women's & Gender Studies, Psychology, and Humanities

Policy Analyst at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center, Washington, D.C.

Whitney Morgan '09, Black World Studies

Assistant Director of Overseas Programs at Washington University in St. Louis
At OWU, Whitney Morgan studied in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and before joining Washington University she worked in Tanzania and China.

Stanilaw Osei-Bonsu '09, Black World Studies, Politics & Government, and International Studies

Government Relations Specialist, International Justice Mission, Washington, D.C.
In 2006, Stanilaw Osei-Bonsu founded the Ghana Student Education Fund, an international nonprofit that provides academic scholarships to bright but needy children in Ghana.

Elizabeth Dale '04, Women's & Gender Studies and Journalism

Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, Seattle University
Elizabeth Dale received a Ph.D.in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Bradley McCain '03, Black World Studies and Education

Chief Financial Officer, YMCA of Central Ohio, Columbus
Bradley McCain received his MBA from Capital University and has served as CFO of the YMCA of Central Ohio since 2017.

J. Leon Smith '95, Black World Studies and Politics & Government

Executive Director at Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Braintree, MA
Citizens for Juvenile Justice is the only independent, nonprofit, statewide organization working exclusively to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. The organization advocates, builds coalitions, conducts research, and educates the public on important juvenile justice issues. Leon Smith receive a J.D. degree from New England School of Law.

Darryl Peal '85, Black World Studies and Journalism

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Darryl Peal previously served as Managing Director External Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at NCAA and as Executive Director of the Office for Business & Community Economic Development at the University of Minnesota. He also has served as Director of Minority Student Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan.

Department Contact Info

Location

Sturges Hall (temporary location)
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

Department Contacts

Co-Chair: Randolph Quaye
740-368-3833 | rkquaye@owu.edu

Co-Chair: Richelle D. Schrock
Slocum Hall 335
740-368-3871 | rdschroc@owu.edu

Academic Assistant: Wendi Kay
740-368-3982 | wwkay@owu.edu