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Veronica I. Arreola is the assistant director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender and the director of their Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she also earned both her degrees.
WISE works to increase retention and graduation of women majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at UIC
through a variety of programming which includes peer mentoring, a residence hall initiative, student organization and monthly seminars and workshops.
In 2011, WISE was recognized with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Arreola is a respected member of the local and national feminist community having worked with the Chicago Abortion Fund, Women In Media & News, and many others.
writing has been featured in outlets such as the Christian Science Monitor
's Review of Books, Alternet, and Ms. Magazine
is a frequent speaker on all things feminist, especially education equity, reproductive justice, feminist parenting and social media.