Be yourself, be optimistic, flow like water, and know that the courage to act must come from within, Telva McGruder advised the Class of 2021 during the U-M School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) and Program in the Environment (PitE) virtual commencement on May 1.
Recently, I was the recipient of the Nanette LaCross Student Prize through [U-M's] Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum that "honors the student who best exemplifies the spirit of Nanette LaCross...a lawyer who worked tirelessly for women's rights, animal welfare, and many other environmental concerns." Obviously, I was thrilled and so thankful.
In our celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor the contributions of all of the remarkable women in our SEAS community. In this segment, we hear the voices of two LGBTQAI+ alumnae. We are grateful to Kate Freeman and Samantha Sikanas for sharing their experiences and perspectives.