Lindsey Bacigal '17

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Lindsey Bacigal graduated from Aquinas College in 2017 with a Communication major and a Women’s Studies minor and is now studying at National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a student in the Master’s Global Women’s Studies: Gender, Globalization and Rights program.

Lindsey says that what she learned in the Women’s Studies program at Aquinas is consistently relevant in her life and in her studies at the Master’s level. While at Aquinas, she was an intern for the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center, and she notes that the skills she developed in that work “have been incredibly useful in [her] work with other organizations.”

When asked what makes Aquinas’ Women’s Studies program so special, Lindsey cites all the opportunities it presents for students. Not only was she able to work as an intern for the Women’s Studies Center, but she also was able to complete an externship at the University of Michigan with the director of social media. Additionally, Lindsey says that in her time in the Women’s Studies program, “I had the opportunity to meet so many inspirational individuals working for women’s rights and human rights, as a whole.”

After graduation from the Master’s program, Lindsey hopes to work for an NGO or perform a year or two of service. In the more immediate future, however, Lindsey will continue to hone the skills she gained from the Women’s Studies program, as she will be writing her dissertation on the intersection of indigenous women, environmental violence, and international human rights mechanisms.