Graduates of the UST Women’s Studies program are changing the world in a variety of ways. Some have gone on to graduate school, others have volunteered their time in service to others. Yet others are working in a variety of professional fields. Featured here are just a few of our former students:


Emily Kindelspire (2014)

            To listen to Emily's 2014 Undergraduate Commencement address, click here. Her speech extends from 31:50 to 38:30. For a print copy of her speech, click here‌.


Melissa Seymour (2014)

            Melissa is an editor for American Girl and is also writing about the girls of American Girl dolls. In addition, she has a contract to write a book on Edna Adan (of the Edna Adan Hospital in Somaliland), featured in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s “Half the Sky.”


Calvin Hauer (2013)

            Currently in the Master’s program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at UST, Calvin is truly working to “advance the common good”: “I have one goal in life: to change as many peoples’ lives for the better as possible.” Read about his choices here. (link to


Emilee Sirek (2013)

            When not volunteering her time to empower women at Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women (a program of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet), Emily works as an account coordinator at Hot Dish Advertising.