Sonya Cooper Friedman

Sonya Cooper Friedman (MA Sociology, 2006)

"Each and every faculty member that I had the privilege of studying under pushed me in a variety of ways to simultaneously expand my perspective and sharpen my focus.    Each and every research project I undertook proved to be stimulating and meaningful. The teaching opportunity I received during my second year in the program was nothing less than a true gift for me, as I entered the graduate program knowing I wanted to prepare for a second career – in teaching.   Besides the practical classroom experience, the graduate teaching practicum and various professional development training opportunities that were provided by the Sociology Department proved to be an asset during my post-graduate school job search, as I was able to land a teaching position within months of completing the program."