Michelle Page (GWS 2016) Education faculty, University of Minnesota-Morris
Being in the GWS program at WKU has really stretched me. I expected to grow in my understanding of gender and women’s studies since I did not previously have extensive background knowledge in this area. But what I had not expected is how much I learned and grew with respect to other knowledge and skills, such as my writing. The work that I did in GWS is different from my current work as a teacher educator and it really challenged me to think and write in ways I wasn’t accustomed to. It was a great experience to go out of my comfort zone. Throughout the program, my instructors valued and supported the knowledge, experiences, and skills that I brought to the courses, but they also challenged me in the best possible of ways, forcing me to think critically and to grow and change. They pushed (and encouraged) me to go deeper and reflect more fully. Thank you to all--I am grateful for the wonderful experience I had at WKU!