Meet Cat! She’s a campus and community activist, proud feminist and new member of the One Student Editorial Board. We’re feeling pretty. darn. lucky. to have her on our team!
(left- Laura and Cat)
Interview with Cat.
Are you majoring in the area you thought you would?
Definitely not! I began my first year at Saint Mary’s College as a biology major with the intent to go to medical school and become a doctor. Then, on an alternative spring break trip my first year entitled “Women’s Issues in Urban Environments,” I learned of various issues affecting women and knew that I was actually called to be a Women’s Studies major.
If someone came to visit you in your hometown, where would you take them?
We’d have dinner outside at a restaurant on St. Anthony Main by the Mississippi River then go to a Minnesota Twins game.
What is a little known fact about you?
Ironically, I am allergic to cats.
What holiday or annual event do you most look forward to celebrating?
I love being home with my family for the Christmas holiday!
Why do you think sexual assault is so common on college campuses?
Sexual assault on colleges is so common because we live in a culture that supports it—we listen to music, hear jokes, and see advertisements that condone assault. This issue stems from our culture, but also has to do with a lack of education. Risk reduction techniques can only do so much to prevent violence, but at some point there needs to be an overhaul in education so we value primary prevention at all levels and teach all students about healthy relationships.
What is your favorite word?
What book could you reread again and again?
The Things They Carried
What is the one thing you would most like to change about the world?
I would like to create a world where all women see themselves as valued.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I would like to eliminate poverty…can that be a superpower?
Coffee or tea?