Meet Our Outstanding Senior for 2013!
At the end of the year, each of the academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in the College of the Pacific honors a truly exceptional graduating senior or group of seniors with the Outstanding Graduate Award. This award is given to students who have not only earned a consistently high academic record, but who have also been actively involved in the discipline through activities, research, or special projects.
Chynna Andeola developed her interest in Gender Studies after being introduced to the study of gender in her Sociology courses. Her research projects as a student at Pacific explored gender inequality in the workplace, the visual representation of gender in art, and the social construction of gender. In Spring 2012 she presented her research, "Children's Books as Gender Role Socialization for Preschool-Aged Children," at the Annual Western Departments of Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference at Santa Clara University. Her goal is to begin graduate study in Sociology in Fall 2014 to pursue her research interests in class stratification, feminist theory, and social psychology.