Scholars from the Class of 2018

Sasha Duquaine

Sasha is a senior psychology major from Tampa, Florida. Her research interests include social work and developmental psychology. She has worked with Beloit College’s Office of Sustainability and Center for Health and Wellness. More recently she conducted summer research in the Department of Social Work at Rutgers University. Her goal is to enter a career in social work or counseling.

Charlotte Mayeda

Charlotte Mayeda hails from Oxnard, CA, and is majoring in Political Science at Beloit. Her research interests include racism within the criminal justice system and the impact of intersectionality on diversity and inclusion work in higher education. She conducted summer research at Michigan State University’s Department of Criminal Justice. Her goal is to open a law firm that specializes in racial justice cases.

Ashley Sorenson

Ashley hails from Vermillion, SD, and is double-majoring in Political Science and Critical Identity Studies. Her research interests include American elections, poverty and social welfare, and gender and politics. She conducted summer research in the Department of Political Science at the University of Maryland. Her goal is to enroll in a joint PhD and JD program and work at a think tank to help change some of the economic structures and policies that exist in the United States.

Kendra Weinrich

Kendra hails from Gilmanton, WI. At Beloit she is double-majoring in Anthropology and Biology. Her research interests include bioarchaeology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and paleoanthropology. She conducted summer research in the Department of Anthropology at the Ohio State University. Her goal is to obtain a PhD and become a biological anthropology professor.

Miyani Clark

Miyani Clark is a junior from Houston, Texas, pursuing a double-major in Studio Art and Critical Identity Studies. Their research interests center on the relationships between media and public opinion, particularly in terms of hegemonic representations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. They aspire to complete an MFA and enter a profession that will allow them to work with LGBTQ youth in a creative and/or educational capacity.

Leanna Miller

Leanna is an Anthropology major from Fairfield, Iowa. She supplements her major with courses in Critical Identity Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her free time is dedicated to dance studies. She aspires to attain a PhD in Anthropology and specialize in issues connected to childbirth and midwifery.

Joshua Randolph

Josh Randolph is a junior from Grinnell, Iowa, double-majoring in Anthropology and Russian. Their research interests include linguistic and cultural anthropology, with specializations in race, ethnicity, and sexuality. They aspire to receive a PhD in Anthropology.

Helena Rose

Helena Rose is a junior majoring in Spanish and Critical Identity Studies. Her research interests include Latinx studies, feminist and LGBTQ studies, and environmental racism. Helena aspires to receive a graduate degree in an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes intersections of race and ethnicity, urban studies, and environmental studies. She intends to put her education to work addressing issues of environmental racism in her hometown of Milwaukee.

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