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Darren Arquero, in His Own Words

Darren may have graduated in 2011, but his impact on our Center, the Rice campus, and Houston remains.  In his time here, he literally did it all.  A minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities and a major in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, he did both the Seminar and Practicum in Engaged Research and an honors thesis.  But don't take it from us, take it from him.

Before he went on to graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, Darren sat down with us to talk about his time at Rice, and we're delighted to share it with you:

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You can also view it in these video clips:

Segment 1: "Academic Trajectory" - Darren describes how his experiences at CSWGS prepared him for graduate school at Berkeley.

Segment 2: "Introductory Courses" - Darren describes the impact of taking SWGS 101 and SWGS 201.

Segment 3: "The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities" - Darren discusses the minor, his summer internship at HAWC, and their impact on his work.

Segment 4: "Engaged Research" - Darren describes his Seminar and Practicum research, and his subsequent work with the Soul Force Equality Ride.

Segment 5: "The Honors Thesis" - Darren describes his honors thesis on the intersection of faith and sexuality in three Christian denominations.

Thanks to Laura Richardson, Doug Killgore, Angela Wren Wall, Josh Cory, and Jennifer Ongoco for making these videos possible!

To learn more about Darren's participation with the Center during his time at Rice, check out the following stories:
Student Spotlight: Darren Arquero
Darren Arquero Wins Rice Commencement Award