Mia Giardina


Smith College


New York, NY

Academic Concentration: 

The Study of Women and Gender, Psychology


Internship Highlights: Mia worked closely with a prisoner in one of California's women's prisons to develop a resource guide for prisoners on navigating the prison medical system; drafted advocacy letters and letters of support for prisoners and their family members; helped edit a human rights report on the reproductive rights of incarcerated women; and staffed a resource hotline for inmates in women's prisons.

Biography:Mia is a genderqueer feminist from New York City who resides in a little lovely socially conscious co-op at Smith College. She is committed to fighting for equal access to resources, creating community, and becoming the most anti-racist/classist/ableist/sizist/sexist and open-minded person she can be. She loves kids and spends her hours kissing boo-boos at Smith's daycare center, and hopes someday to start a queer-minded home daycare in San Francisco. In addition to kissing boo-boos, Mia likes to cook with fancy cheeses, tell jokes, drink iced-coffee, watch documentaries, and wear bow-ties.

Internship final reports: 
2009Justice Now
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