Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change intern, Carrie Bohmer!
Major: Psychology and Women, Gender, and , Sexuality
Hometown: Richmond, VA
1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center?
I think that gender based violence is 100% preventable and so it’s really important for me to try to end it. Too many people are hurt by it and I wanna be a part of fixing this. I want to be a sexual assault therapist after college and so I think also working in prevention and awareness will help me to have a well-rounded understanding of the field and topic of sexual assault.
2. What made you choose UVA over other schools you applied to?
I loved the traditions that it practices and the feel of sophistication that it expels. It epitomizes what a college should feel like to me and I absolutely love it, despite any flaws it may have.
3. What has surprised you about UVA?
The lack of diversity really surprised me when I first came here. My high school was very diverse and interesting and I definitely took that mixing of cultures and backgrounds for granted and UVA is definitely lacking in that department.