Kate Poor: 'Through working with these groups of compassionate, curious and dedicated activists, I found some of my closest friends'

May 24, 2016

Kate Poor

American StudiesFeminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Arlington, MA

What is your main Cornell extracurricular activity -- why is it important to you?

I've participated in Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood (Vox) and the Women's Resource Center (WRC) for most of my time at Cornell. They are two phenomenally open-minded, accepting and transformative spaces through which I have learned so much about social justice, the many angles of gender justice issues and community organizing. Vox and the WRC also became networks of support while at Cornell – through working with these groups of compassionate, curious and dedicated activists, I found some of my closest friends.

What, if any, research projects did you participate in at Cornell?

I wrote an honors thesis based on original research on contemporary drug marketing in commercial U.S. women's magazines.

What are your plans for next year; where do you see yourself in 10 years?

After graduation, I am moving to Mumbai, where I'm going to be working with anti-human trafficking advocates and community groups fighting for sex workers' rights and protection.

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