If you're considering a major in sociology and would like to get a student's perspective on courses, faculty, or anything sociology at F&M,  our Student Ambassadors are here to answer your questions. Below is an introduction to each student volunteer. Please reach out anytime!

  • Departmental Student Ambassadors
Julia Kopala
Class of 2020
Major: Sociology

 My favorite course in the major thus far has been the Sociology of Culture, but all the courses are so interesting and eye-opening. I have taken advantage of the study abroad program in Florence, Italy, where I took a course on Family and Gender in Contemporary Italy. With this degree, I plan to pursue a career in social work or education. This major truly changes students both academically and personally.

Contact:  jkopala@fandm.edu

 

  • Departmental Student Ambassadors
Cesar J. Cortorreal
Class of 2020
Major: Sociology and Anthropology

I am a sociology and anthropology major and will graduate in 2020. Sociology has been my intended major since I sat in Professor Faulkner's Intro to Sociology course my senior year of high school. During my time, she was going over the sociology of education. Through her discussion, I was engaging in sociological studies that discussed my personal, lived experience in school. From there, I planned to understand all aspects of society through sociology. As a sociology major, it enabled me to become more well-rounded in the discipline, which I can ultimately use to change my city and my world. With my major, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Race & Ethnic Relations (because of the amazing Professor Rondini and Professor McClelland) with a master's in Education. I plan to bridge the gap between underrepresented students and college, creating equity and equality in our education system.

Contact:  ccortorr@fandm.edu

  • Departmental Student Ambassadors
Ella Walker
Class of 2020
Major: Spanish and Sociology

I chose sociology after reading Evicted in my Intro class. This book made me realize that doing sociological research could allow me to make social change in a really tangible way. Two of my favorite classes were Race and Ethnic Relations with Professor Rondini, and Sociology of Sexuality with Professor Faulkner. Both of these professors are so enthusiastic and make the material in their courses so fun to learn. After graduating, I hope to take on a position with a non-profit, using my studies to help me help others. 

Contact:  ewalker2@fandm.edu