Kathleen Funes graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in Spring of 2010 with a B.A. in Sociology (concentration in Inequality and Diversity) and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is currently a case manager for a domestic violence program that seeks to empower women and to eliminate racism.
“Minoring in Women and Gender Studies enabled me to understand real experiences of women of all backgrounds. I now work to empower women to become strong and independent women.”
After attending Pasadena City College and City College of San Francisco Jenny decided to finish her B.A. degree at California State University, Los Angeles. Majoring in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Jenny also minored in Women's and Gender Studies. In addition to graduating summa cum laude, Jenny won the 2011-12 Outstanding Senior Thesis Award in the department of Liberal Studies. Jenny will be starting a doctoral program in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in Fall
"In choosing to minor in WGS I wanted my degree to say: Yes, gender is relevant. Gender is not an extraneous or an insignificant detail but one that greatly impacts and colors the way our society functions."
Aileen V. Huynh
Aileen V. Huynh received a B.A. in Liberal Studies at California State University, Los Angeles with a Pre-Legal depth Area. She minored in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and affirms it was an integral part of her educational and professional development. Apart from making the Dean's List, Aileen served as President of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at CSULA (FMLA CSULA) from 2011 to 2013. FMLA CSULA is a charter under the political party, the Feminist Majority, and brings awareness to gender-related and socio-political issues to campus in order to facilitate law and policy making.
After graduating, Aileen worked as a Union Organizer at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). There, she helped organized against pay cuts to long-term care workers in California and in the United States. Currently, Aileen is interning at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown L.A. She plans to apply for law school and to pursue a career in law.
“Wholeheartedly, I'd recommend the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Minor to all. With the Minor, it opened doors and, I believe, will keep opening doors for me to jobs that deal with issues I am very passionate about. Truly happy and lucky to have the ability to say I am passionate about what I do.”
Eryn Nicole O’Neal is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Prior to joining Arizona State University, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles. Eryn received her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and post-baccalaureate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from CSULA. Her research interests include intimate partner sexual assault (IPSA), arrest and charging decisions in sexual assault and intimate partner violence cases, poststructural approaches in feminist theory, and qualitative methods. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and The National Women’s Studies Association. Eryn recently developed logic models for SHADES, a Los Angeles Teen Court that focuses on inner-city campus incidents rooted in prejudice and bias. She has worked as a research assistant on two National Institute of Justice projects. Her current research projects include exploring the control context and co-occurrence of physical and sexual assault, examining IPSA case outcomes, exploring the legal and extralegal factors that influence charging decisions in IPSA cases, and examining the correlates of condom use in sexual assault.