While pursuing her Sociology (BS) - Families and Intimate Relationships degree, Kaylan Lewis works as a shelter manager for OASIS Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Services, Information, and Shelter). The organization is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga and Avery counties.
After graduation, Lewis hopes to continue to work with the non-profit, and her passion to empower women is supported by her academic work.
“I tend to pick classes centered more on feminist concepts and the empowerment of women,” Lewis said. “The faculty in the sociology department are so full of knowledge and they are willing to help you.”
Lewis is also involved in community service through her position as chapter vice president of Tau Sigma National Honor Society for transfer students, in which she also has a chance to socialize with students who share her passion for helping others.
“Students should know that Appalachian is a great place,” Lewis said. “The individuals on campus, for the most part, are open-minded and are pushing for change in society. I think that makes Appalachian State University an amazing place to be a part of.”