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“I’m going to go with Marie Curie because I think she was a pioneer , not only in science, but for women in science. And she actually made a personal sacrifice, both health wise and mental health wise to advance her field of study and to advance women’s positions in her field of study .”

Sean Stalley, graduate, linguistics

In honor of Women’s History month, The Echo asked students: “Who is your favorite female in history and why?”

“I’m going to go with Rosa Parks because she started a movement that most people back then probably wouldn’t have been strong enough to be able to stand out against the grain.”

Myesha St. John, sophomore, business management

“I’m going to go with Marie Curie because I think she was a pioneer, not only in science, but for women in science. And she actually made a personal sacrifice, both health-wise and mental health-wise to advance her field of study and to advance women’s positions in her field of study.”

Sean Stalley, graduate, linguistics

“The one that really sticks out for me is Eleanor Roosevelt. She was such a leader in social justice and used her power for wonderful things for all women and minorities.”

Eric Penrose, senior, Spanish education

“Jackie Kennedy because she was just all about standing up for what she believed in, and even after the JFK assassination she still stood for what she believed.”

McKenzie Hayward, junior, secondary education

“I want to say Oprah just because I’ve done research on the service projects that she’s done. I like how, yeah, she does have a lot of money, but she’s very giving with it. And not just in our country, but in other countries, and that’s why I admire her.”

Karen Finch, junior, public health


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