Quick Hit: Katie Washington, 21, is First Black Valedictorian in Notre Dame’s History

A smiling Katie Washington sits in front of a microscope
Soo excited to hear that the University of Notre Dame will graduate its first black valedictorian next month! And DOUBLY excited to hear that she’s a woman! Big ups to bad ass women of color doing it big all over the world.
NBC News reports that Katie Washington is from Gary, Indiana, and is a biology major and minor in Catholic social teaching with a 4.0 GPA. She will make history next month as the first black valedictorian from the University of Notre Dame.
Congrats to Katie and her entire family!
Thanks to Chi-Chi for the link :-)

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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