After she received her B.A. degree in Translation Studies at Bogazici University, the most prestigious public university in Turkey, Emek came to the U.S. in 2003 to study at Towson University. She earned her M.S. degree in women's and gender studies in the Women and Public Policy concentration in 2006. Her thesis was titled “Social, Medical, and Legal Control of Female Sexuality through Construction of Virginity in Turkey.”
Christina Murray received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in women's and gender studies at the University of Maryland College Park. In 2006, she graduated from Towson University with an M.S. degree in women's and gender studies in the Public Policy concentration. During her graduate work, she studied adolescent dating violence, sexual assault on college campuses, as well as various other aspects of sexual health. In graduate school she took two additional courses, created a portfolio and held a research internship at Baltimore County's domestic violence and sexual assault non-profit organization, Turn Around.
Mehmet received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Bogazici University. In 2006 he earned his M.S. degree in women's and gender studies in the Women and Health concentration. His thesis was titled “Social Determinants of Attitudes towards Women's Premarital Sexuality among Female Turkish University Students.” Mehmet also taught WMST 233 “International Perspectives on Women” at Towson University during Spring 2007.
Esha Dhora received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland College Park. In 2006 she graduated from Towson University with an M.S. Degree in Women Studies with an International Context concentration. In Graduate school, she took various classes that related to International topics of women and participated in a semester long independent research project. She also did extensive research on feminism in India, particularly concentrating on sex-selective abortions in India and China and the preference for male children in these countries.
What some of our other women's and gender studies Master's Program Alumni are doing:
Jen Reger serves on the Board Directors for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Younger Women's Task Force (YWTF), a Project of the National Council for Women's Organizations. Jen runs the Board, which oversees programming of events for younger women in the Philadelphia area - seminars this year include: financial planning, self-care, women's health, philanthropic endeavors with women's organizations, programs promoting educational opportunity, and first time home ownership. Jen has also taught a course at Rosemont College on Women's Bodies titled the Diversity of Women which uses the female body to discuss issues of race, class, ethnicity, ability, etc.
Anna Berglowe began working for Towson University in The Career Center as the Student Employment Coordinator. She is also currently working for Towson University in the Office of Student Activities as the Coordinator for Student Groups and Organizations.
Lisa Bryan is currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina, and working as a Development Associate for Planned Parenthood in Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina.
Christina Cosgrove is currently working for the State of Pennsylvania in the Office of Victim Advocate as a Victim Advocate.
Pam McCann is working in Portland, Maine as the Program Coordinator for the Maine Speakout Project, an advocacy and education non-profit for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Maine.
Megan Heflin lives in San Francisco, where she works for the California Cryobank. She is the Donor Program Coordinator and is in charge of the anonymous sperm donor program for the Palo Alto branch.
Alexis Turrentine worked at the Maryland Commission for Women in Annapolis, MD after her graduation, from May 2003 to August 2005. She currently works at GAMA International in VA. She has also been volunteering at the National Zoo in DC for 3 years now, helping with the behavioral research on the pandas.