Camille (Green) Wilder '99

Location: New Mexico
Major(s) and Minor(s): History
Thesis title and/or topic/description: "Women in the Nicaraguan Revolution"

What have you done since graduation?

Since I graduated from college I have done labor organizing, community organizing, and I am currently a school social worker with the Albuquerque Public Schools.

How do you think majoring in history or taking history classes has mattered to you?

Graduating with a history degree gave me a better understanding of New Mexico and the population of the Southwest. I have a better understanding of international issues. As a school social worker, I am able to connect to young people from all kinds of backgrounds to help them be successful in school. I was already a feminist when I went to college—being a history major gave me a framework for a more complex understanding of race, class and colonial issues. In some ways, I am doing oral histories everyday—however, I am not working on a thesis.  I am connecting to young people and listening to them.

Do you have any particular memories of faculty or classes that you can share?

I took wonderful classes from lots of different faculty at all of the colleges. However, I always found the history professors to be the most interesting and challenging. I took classes from Cindy Forster, Julie Liss and Rita Roberts. I also took some wonderful classes at Pomona from Sidney Lemelle and Victor Silverman.

Are you available to speak to current students or alumnae?

I would be very open to talk to students or alumnae; however, I cannot take interns.

Please contact Julie Liss if you would like to connect with this alumna.

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