Veronica Arreola

Professional Feminist in Chicago, Illinois

Veronica Arreola

Professional Feminist in Chicago, Illinois

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Veronica I. Arreola is a professional feminist, writer, and mom. She took her degree in biological sciences with a minor in women’s studies and turned it into a career working on diversity issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Veronica is the assistant director of the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and directs their Women in Science and Engineering program. Veronica's work on behalf of women and girls has been recognized by her coworkers with a UIC Woman of the Year award, the community with a Chicago Foundation for Women Impact Award and the White House with an organizational Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Her blog, Viva la Feminista, has been named a top political blog by Blogher, Women’s Media Center and LATISM. Veronica’s writing can be found in outlets such as USA Today, New York Times, Bitch Media and Ms. Magazine. Earlier this year she joined the board of directors of Bitch Media. Her current project, #365FeministSelfie [ FB | Tw | IG | G+ | Tu], aims to have people take a close look at themselves every day and see the beauty everyone else sees.

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  • Education
    • Biological Sciences
    • Women's Studies
    • Gender and Women's Studies
    • Public Adminstration