Women's History Month, Part IV: an Educated Cowgirl

Mar 27, 2012

Graduating in lower numbers from college is not the only problem Utah women face according to the Utah Women and Education Project. Utah women are more likely to graduate in a field traditionally held by women, and receive lower pay. Those women who forge ahead in higher education, especially beyond 4 years, in non-traditional fields face many obstacles. Rachael Christensen, a PhD student at USU in the dairy nutrition program, has been a cowgirl her whole life, experiencing discrimination not only in the field, but academia as well. UPR's Storee Powell talks with Christensen about her experiences as an educated cowgirl, to better understand the complexities of the 2012 women's history month theme, Women's Education, Women's Empowerment.