Student Brenna Fisher '16

At Puget Sound, I was exposed to fantastic literature, to writers who gave attention to the intersectionality of race, class, and gender, and commonly silenced voices. I became passionate about tackling issues of systemic racism and the silencing of LGBT issues. And I was surrounded by classmates and professors who understood and shared my passion.

Receiving the Alumni Fund Scholarship made me feel like the work I was doing at Puget Sound, the work I was passionate about, was valued. I was amazed that alumni wanted to invest in my education. That they saw me and said, "This is someone we want to learn here because she's going to go on to do great things."

Today I'm working at a learning center as an early head start teacher. I work directly with children of low-income families who do not have the same opportunities and access to education as their peers. I hope to become a mentor and educator for an LGBT youth group, as well. I want to help other students find their voices and passions.

- Brenna Fisher '16
Communication Studies
Renton, Washington