“I created the Feminist Alliance at Carroll for Equality and Empowerment (FACE) as an outlet to acknowledge women’s history, to educate about and advocate for women’s rights, and to empower women,” said Shelby Wilhelm, president of the new student organization. Her group recently advocated for open campus housing to accommodate gender inclusivity.
Shelby is a junior biology major with a pre-physician assistant studies emphasis. She has minors in biochemistry, Hispanic health and human services, geography and environmental science. This diverse training will increase her marketability and prepare her for a hands-on career. Shelby is inspired by the abundant options of the health care field.
She is just as driven in her extracurricular activities. In addition to her involvement with FACE, Shelby is the student affairs chair of Student Senate and vice president of Queers and Allies (Q&A). She also is an active member of Chi Omega sorority, Social Justice League, and Carroll’s chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society.
After earning her degree in 2015, Shelby will enroll in a master’s program for physician assistant studies. She intends to specialize in pediatrics, women’s health or alternative medicine. Shelby also hopes to one day join the efforts of a nonprofit organization like the Peace Corps to promote environmental sustainability and conservation.
For now, Shelby enjoys her role as a resident assistant in Frontier Hall and can be found cooking, hiking or experimenting with photography.
Written by Jenna Villanova ’14