2017 saw a record number of Women's Studies graduates, with three majors and nine minors finishing their college degrees. A similar number will graduate in 2018, and graduates will be honored at a reception in the spring.

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 below are just a few of our former students.

Recent Graduates

  • Emma Kopp (2017)
    Emma is working with Jeremiah Program, an organization that seeks to transform lives, two generations at a time,  in St. Paul.

  • Yastril Nanez (2017)
    Yastril continues her work of supporting survivors of domestic violence by working at Casa de Esperanza.

  • Sarah Havlicek (2016)
    Sarah is attending St. Louis University, working on a Master's degree in Communications.

  • Morgan Schreurs (2015)
    Morgan is currently enrolled at the Law School at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Emily Kindelspire (2014)
    To listen to Emily's 2014 Undergraduate Commencement address, click here. 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.”In April 2014 Melissa was honored with the Sister Pat Kowalski Women's Leadership Award at UST. She also received the Women's Studies 2014 annual scholarship.
  • 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.