Assistant Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley
I was drawn to WGS as a concentrator because I wanted rigorous training in feminist thought to give me a foundation for thinking across disciplines and to help me understand the structures of power and inequality in the world around me. I was particularly inspired by Sandra Harding's theory of "strong objectivity" and by the work of feminist scientists and philosophers of science, Ruth Hubbard and Donna Haraway.
After graduating from the WGS program, I completed my master's degree at Cambridge University and then spent the next seven years working as a freelance documentary filmmaker. Through my filmmaking, I encountered urgent social and political issues surrounding the Internet, computer hackers, and information technology more broadly. My interest in those issues in turn led me to attend law school at Yale University.