- Indianapolis, IN
Zoe will major in gender studies with a focus on finding a career in serving as an advocate and activist fighting to make the world a better place, especially for women, children, and public school educators. She is most proud of being appointed the chair of the National Organization for Women’s Young Feminist Task Force and having her passion for equality recognized. She is excited to meet lots of new people at IU—in fact, she chose IU because of the wonderful prospective and current Wells Scholars and faculty she interacted with at Interview Weekend! Her top choice of historic dinner companion would be Eugene V. Debs, a leader of the labor union movement who was held in high esteem by many despite political differences, and who is remembered fondly by living members of her family who came from the same areas of France and Indiana. Zoe is easy to spot by her cat-shaped “resist” ring, which she wears to remember that she is not alone in her advocacy work. She would like to thank her family for always being encouraging, supportive, and a tad bit crazy; and her teachers for going above and beyond to challenge her and provide opportunities for learning outside of the normal public school education. Zoe is the first Scholar from Shortridge Magnet High School and will hold the Kathryn Jane Alexander scholarship.