October 09, 2017
Tell us about the professional path that’s brought you where you are – completely planned, surprisingly organic or somewhere in between?
When I was in high school applying to college, I was dead-set on being a politics major. Government was my favorite AP class, and I couldn’t wait to be 18 to cast my vote. When I got to UVA, I thought I wanted to be a journalist. By the end of my college experience, I found the middle ground that somewhat bridges the two - public policy.
September 15, 2017
It is fitting that we feature Annie Forrest as one of our October Spotlight profiles, since Annie's work for the One Love Foundation--a relationship violence programming provider, founded to honor UVA student Yeardley Love--aligns with the mission of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Annie interned with the Women's Center Gender Violence and Social Change program, and says, "My professors and peers at UVA were pivotal in helping me find my strength to do this work."
September 06, 2017
As Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change Program at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Claire has long been a leader in gender justice advocacy. As determined as she is caring, Claire inspires us all in the Women's Center with her ability to see what's needed and to make it happen. If only Walt Disney had taken her advice when she wrote him a letter at age ten...for that story and more, read on.
Tell us about your greatest triumph or challenge at UVA.