Department ofWomen's and Gender Studies


Krista Barber, Class of 2002

Krista Barber, 2002, majored in individual studies.  She now holds the title of Senior Technical Writer.  


What is your overall impression of the WGST academic program?

At the time I graduated, the program did not yet offer a major. However, all WGST classes I took were fascinating and thought-provoking, with passionate teachers who took pride in getting their students to think hard about tough issues.


How do you believe completing a WGST major has helped you professionally?

I have spent my entire career in male-dominated STEM fields. Having spent years thinking about gender issues through an academic lens has helped me engage with my male coworkers with confidence and encourage my female coworkers to succeed.