Name: Mallory Evans
Major: Social Work with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Various U.S. Navy Bases
Post-graduation plans: After my graduation in April, I plan on staying at Wright State to complete my Master’s in Social Work. After that is conquered, I have hopes to move to Washington D.C. to continue my practice and become involved in policy work.
What is your favorite Wright State memory?
One morning after it iced over pretty bad my sophomore year, I slipped on the ice in the quad and just laid there out of embarrassment for a few minutes. Someone walked past me and handed me a small bag of M&M’s and said, “Been there.” I never saw that person again, but the M&M’s really made my bruised elbows feel a lot better.
What is your favorite place on campus?
I think I’ve spent most of my time at Wright State actually just sitting somewhere in the quad. It’s so relaxing over there.
What student organizations or activities have you been involved in at Wright State?
I’m graduating as Vice President of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) on campus as well as a member of Phi Alpha Phi Eta, a social work honor society.
What will you miss the most about Wright State?
I’m really going miss the people on this campus the most. The friends I have made at Wright State are so passionate and active in their work and advocacy and it is incredibly inspiring.
What was your biggest accomplishment while at Wright State?
FMLA was able to represent Wright State at a wonderful conference in Washington, D.C., and I’m very proud that I was a part of that.
What was your favorite class you took at Wright State?
I was in Andrea Harris’ first class on Zombies and Gender in Pop Culture and it was so cool. I didn’t even really get down with zombies like that, but Andy made it awesome, and it really helped with critical analysis.
What advice do you have for underclassmen?
Go finish the assignment and it’s totally okay to just wear the ugly sweatpants. Make sure your memories of college last as long as your loan payments.
Would you like to shout out any professors or staff who helped you get to this point?
Dr. Sarah Twill is someone that I look up to as social worker so much—I really want to be her when I grow up. Dr. Twill has been nothing but a constant support, great advisor, and a wonderful professor, and I will really miss her. I’d also like to thank Rebecca down in Physical Plant. She’s a pretty cool lady, too.