Sandra holds a B.A. in English/Creative Writing with a minor in WGS from Eastern Kentucky University (2012), a Graduate Certificate in WGS from the University of Louisville (2013), and an M.A. in WGS from the University of South Florida (2016). In her M.A. thesis, Sandra explored the ways in which Appalachian queer folks and women of color participate in Appalachian anti-racist feminism through an autoethnography of her own geographic and cultural movements throughout the region layered with textual analyses of queer personal narratives and Affrilachian Poetry. She continues to be invested in regional studies, postcolonial feminisms, and resistance movements in her doctoral studies at IUB.
Graduate Student, 2016 Cohort