Kristina Reis '06
B.A. Women's Studies; Elmwood Park, Ill.
Planned Parenthood Chicago Office - Vox Intern; American Red Cross of Greater Chicago - Intern; AmeriCorps Program; National Organization for Women Chicago Chapter - Intern; Women's Resource Center, Office Assistant; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Washington, D.C. - Intern; Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Gloria Steinem Leadership Institution, "Choice USA"; GAC (Student Global AIDS Campaign); PAN (Peer Advisory Network); Safe Zone (LGBTQ Outreach group); SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Rape Educator); LeaderShape; Habitat for Humanity - Chair; Students for Choice - President; Women's Emphasis - Co-Chair; Remarkable Women Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and ABC; Women's Studies Department - Fellow; Nan Nowik Memorial Award for Activism; Posse Foundation Leadership Scholarship; National Spirit of Women Award; Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Scholarship Award; Target Scholarship Award for Outstanding Community Service; Nineteenth Century Women's Club Award; Shaker Foundation
Supporting comments: "It is all too rare to find someone whose beliefs about women's rights and social justice have so readily translated to action and service. Kristina has worked with the Student Global AIDS Campaign, DCA, Peer Advisory Network, Safe Zone, SHARE, Habitat for Humanity, as well as serving as the chief organizer and leader for Students for Choice and Women's Emphasis. In each of these posts, she has been a steadfast model of servant leadership. Kristina earned a Posse scholarship, in part, because of her founding work in the Girl's Best Friend Foundation, which supports young women's intellectual and personal growth with grants for service work. This trailblazing is enormously impressive. Her work with this organization set the tone for her efforts here - service that encourages others. Her efforts across the board have earned her the Remarkable Women Award; the Nan Nowik Memorial Award for Activism; the National Spirit of Women Award; and the Target Scholarship Award for Outstanding Community Service. It is no wonder that she has been the object of so much praise from her community, locally and nationally. Kristina is a student who is admired by her peers and professors alike for her honesty, forthrightness, and integrity."