Alyx Carpenter

Bachelor of Arts: Politics & Women's and Gender Studies


Summa Cum Laude
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz


Happy Valley, Oregon

Award Bio

Alyx Carpenter (they/them/theirs) is graduating summa cum laude with a double major in Women's and Gender Studies and Politics. Serving on the PRIDE executive team for three years, they are passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and gender equity, with an intersectional approach. After graduating, Alyx plans to take a gap year, then pursue either a master's or law degree.

My Greatest Supporters

My Mom, who was always there to listen to my meltdowns, has been one of my greatest supporters. My sibling Fran, who has always been there to listen, along with my loving boyfriend Spencer and my cats Baby and Misaki who made zoom university tolerable. Also all of my wonderful friends, Mayson, Chloe, Alondra, Darc, Marissa, Kodie, Shanali, and Sean who made the college experience bearable :D

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Hanging out in the IC for PRIDE meetings and staying until 9 or 10pm after each general body meeting just shooting the shit with everyone :), late nights at Oliver, and hanging out in the CWGE with my friends Mayson and Chloe (they're the best)

My Next Chapter

Post-graduation I plan to take a gap year then pursue with a Master's degree is Gender Studies or a Juris-Doctorate focusing on civil rights law.

Clubs and Activities

PRIDE Exec Team (Sophomore-Senior years)
The BASH Exec Team (LGBTQIAA+ Cultural Night)
STUNT (Freshman-Junior years)
Phi Kappa Phi Member
IC Street Team (Junior year)
CWGE: Volunteer and V-Day Co-Coordinator 2020
One Act Plays Spring 2020

Favorite Quote

"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house."
— Audre Lorde