Meet the Sociology Club
Our objective is to foster a sense of community among the Sociology Department citizens (students, faculty and staff). Sociology Club has been revived back into action in September 2010 by President Sara Schroeder, Vice President Erica Mitchell and their team (Sara Lucey, Cody Edwards, Clayton Dale, Ben Williams). We meet every Monday at 5:30 pm in the Consortium Library (Circulation Area)
. Please join us for a meeting to see what we are all about!!!!
Visit us on our Facebook page or at at our UAA Student Organization Page.
OUR CURRENT OFFICERS ARE:
Co-President, Sarah McHenry
Co-President, Jason Harper
Jason is a senior sociology major who has been in Alaska for almost a decade after leaving the hot and humid South in search of better opportunities. Jason's first love was music and it has played an important role in his ethnomusicology research. Jason is currently researching punk rockers and aging as well as the role of religion in the Straight-Edge movement.
Vice President, Laura Orenga De Gaffory
Laura is seeking a BA in sociology with a minor in Alaska Native studies. She has been a member of the sociology club since the fall of 2012. Laura just returned to Alaska from a 6 year vacation in Portland Oregon and is excited to get to work and make a change in society! Laura enjoys cross country skiing, her long haired dachshund Cooper, cooking food for friends, and sleeping. You can always find her in the sociology lab or somewhere in the social sciences building. Stop by and say hi!
Treasurer, Rachel Wintz
Rachel is a Senior Sociology major, Spanish minor, and
prospective Civic Engagement Certificate recipient. She is the president of the
UAA Spanish Club and treasurer of the UAA Sociology Club. She has done many
research projects within the discipline of sociology, including “Does the
Church Benefit the Community?,” “Does Fashion Benefit Society?,” “Daily
Activities of the Clients of Social Service Agencies in Fairview, Anchorage,
Alaska” funded by the Undergraduate Research in the Community Grant from the
Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, and “Food Security within the
University Student Population: A Survey at the University of Alaska Anchorage”
funded by the Undergraduate Research Grant. In her spare time, she thinks of
more ideas for research projects and travels as much as possible, by bicycle,
motorcycle, plane, and kayak. She plans to become involved in international
development work in the future.
Club Council Rep, Nathaniel Chriest
I'm a philosophical sociologists who cares about environmental issues focusing on consumer patterns in relation to sustainable food systems. My research ranges from policy change in coming up with solutions for increasing recycling and banning plastic bags, to individual interest on eating sustainably, vegetarian, and campus food improvement. I’ve created three research proposals, two of which have been funded and I’m constantly looking for the next great research endeavor. After graduating in May of 2013 with a BA in Sociology and minors in Philosophy and Environmental Studies, I’ll be entering graduate school in the fall at Northern Arizona University in either the MA in Applied Sociology or MA in Sustainable Communities. When not researching, I love hiking, exercising, soccer, film, and vegetarian cooking.
Secretary, Keerstin Beitter