University at Albany

Alumnus Profile


Shantala Thompson







Shantala Thompson

Degree from Our Department
M.A., 2011

Where is she now?
Program Supervisor at Lutheran Children and Family Service, in the Positive Youth Development department, in Philadelphia

What can you do with a degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies?
I think the possibilities are endless. A degree in WSS prepares you for almost any career that deals with people in compassionate and dignified capacities. This includes non-profits, social services, education, academia and beyond. My WSS degree has provided me with a perfect balance of theoretical knowledge and practical on-the-ground experience. I am constantly amazed at how my WSS education has prepared me for my current career. My unapologetic stance and implementation on inclusion, diversity and centering marginalized voices are all core values of WSS, which has given me recognition within my career.

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