Alyx Carpenter

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

Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Hometown

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

Audrey Theriault-Allaire

Bachelor of Arts: Justice, Community, and Leadership: Multiple Subject Teacher Education

Honors

Summa Cum Laude

Hometown

Antioch, California

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I’ve been so lucky to have built a community with my fellow JCL and MSTE friends. We have been together to support and inspire each other throughout this journey! SMC wouldn’t be the same without them!

Favorite Quote

"Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another."
— Yuri Kochiyama