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Ethnic Studies
Meet Ethnic Studies Alumnae

Parke Ballantine
Class of 2011
Media Coordinator

Parke Ballantine
“The life lesson I’d like to offer Ethnic Studies students is to take on the responsibility of holistic healing for yourself and your communities.” Read more »

Kristin Black
Class of 2004
PhD, Maternal and Child Health

Kristen Black
“Training in ethnic studies truly transcends various disciplines and what I learned then is still relevant to me now as I pursue my doctoral degree in public health.” Read more »

Renee Byrd
Class of 2004
PhD, Gender, Women and Sexuality

Renee Byrd
“My Ethnic Studies education gave me a critical vocabulary for analyzing power, and the reading, writing and speaking skills necessary to succeed in graduate school.” Read more »

Mara Chavez-Diaz
Class of 2004
PhD, Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Mara Chavez
“I am the politically conscious and fierce agent of change that I am today because of my experiences and the relationships that I have formed in the Ethnic Studies community at Mills.” Read more »

Joan Flores
Class of 2001
Nurse Practitioner

Joan Flores

“My Ethnic Studies degree has helped me so much in my career as a health care provider.” Read more »

Unique Holland
Class of 2000
Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Unique Holland

“The in-depth study of how race and ethnicity shape our society were essential in my work as a community organizer and artist.”
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Sonjia Hyon
Class of 2000
Assistant Professor, American Studies

Sonjia Hyon

“The courses I took really trained me with critical thinking, writing, and reading skills. This matters not only in terms of my research, but my teaching.” Read more »


Savannah Kilner
Class of 2009

Savannah Kilner

“Personally, I began to understand how fighting racism as a white person is a responsibility that puts me closer in touch with my own humanity.” Read more »



Jillian Martinez
Class of 2011
Case Manager

Jillian Martinez
"My Ethnic Studies degree provided me with the knowledge, histories and foundational concepts and frameworks that have greatly influenced the way in which I serve my community." Read more »

Robin Mitchell
Class of 1998
Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies

Robin Mitchell

“ES gave me a theoretical framework… I had another way about understanding the world and talking about it. I asked different questions and therefore found more nuanced answers.” Read more »



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Last Updated: 6/22/17