Hi! My name is Lucy (she/her/hers) and I am a rising Junior, joint concentrating in Social Studies and WGS. As an FGLI student, I was initially worried about the accessibility of Social Studies and I was super intimidated by Social Studies 10. We were told on the first day of 10a that our main concern should be academics if we were going to concentrate in Social Studies. I wondered what this meant for me as a student who has to work multiple jobs to support myself, while also committed to doing public service in the Mission Hill community, and hoping to branch out socially. But I did it, without having to sacrifice any of the things I cared about doing. And you can too! Feel free to reach out if you have concerns like I did, because it is possible.
While my focus field and potential thesis topic are constantly evolving (which is perfectly okay!) I am most interested in economic, racial, and gender inequality in the United States and I hope to incorporate Southeast Asian immigration into my focus field.
Academic Interests: Immigration, Southeast Asia / the Philippines, poverty, gender & sexuality, education
Extracurriculars: Mission Hill After School Program, Half Asian People's Association (HAPA), Women in Law Association, Chan STRIDE Service Program, Dorm Crew
Career Plans: Immigration / criminal / human rights law, or teaching