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La Treshia A. Hamilton

"Being a part of the women's studies program at Texas Tech has allowed me to fully realize not only my influence as a woman, but a Black woman. For centuries, Black/African American women have been deemed an afterthought." Read more...

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Where are they now?

  • AMANDA EVANS - I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, who just started a private practice using a feminist, social justice framework. I also work at the YWCA domestic violence shelter as an advocate.
  • AZIBA AJMAL - Some of my fondest memories are of my interaction with the Sociology and Women Studies departments and professors where I was exposed to views that have helped broaden my outlook. I am in my last semester of the TTU MBA program with a concentration in Health Organization Management.
  • LATRESHIA HAMILTON, I am currently a Lawyer/Business Analyst living in Washington, D.C. I received my J.D., from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2017, and I have completed my M.A., Global Affairs, Rice University.  I received my B.A. (Psychology/WGS) from Texas Tech University, 2012. 
  • BRYONY MIRLL - I am a Technical Writer for a retail software development firm called Tomax in Salt Lake City. I am also a yoga teacher and just purchased my first house.
  • RAHEL TEKOLA - Formerly, an Intern in the White House Office for Women and Girls. Working for a Domestic Violence Agency in Dallas. Working on the Wendy Davis campaign.
  • GENEVA MURRAY - PhD in Women's Studies from the University of York in England. Formerly, the Education Coordinator for the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, which is home of the National Woman's Party (the militant suffragists portrayed in the film Iron Jawed Angels). Currently the Women's Center Director at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. You can see her talk about her research in the roller derby documentary: Derby Baby!

Career Guide

Our Career Guide is now available! PDF

Here are a few areas that you will find discussed:

  • Why Study Women and Gender?
  • What Classes Do Women's Studies Minors Take?
  • What Practical Skills Will I Learn?
  • Career Paths: Applying Women's Studies to Your Career
  • Job Resources


In 1981, two students decided to pursue the minor in Women's Studies after ASCAP approved the interdisciplinary program. (See "History" for a chronology of events)

Since then, we have had a growing number of students graduate. As the number of graduates grow so does the strength of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. Graduates staying connected with our program strengthens not only individual relationships but the program as a whole.

Help us to help you stay connected by ensuring that we have correct contact information for you. As we aquire more information, we plan to feature alumni in our electronic newsletter (distributed twice a year) as well as on our Facebook page. We want to hear how you are doing and what you have been up to these days.


There are *652 women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.

* Source: NWSA

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