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Zoe graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. Her undergraduate work was in Women’s Studies, French & Italian Studies, and Sociology. Her thesis, “Interpreting On and Off-Screen Lesbianism: A Case Study of Emory University College Students,” explores young audience members' views concerning self-identified lesbians on and off television. Zoe has had academic papers accepted at the Southeastern Women's Studies Association, the National Women's Studies Association, the International Conference on Intercultural Education, and Central Michigan University's International Conference on Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences. Zoe has worked closely with the Learning Academy and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF for the past two years as a mentor in their customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment or post-secondary education. In December of 2010, Zoe attended the 1st Annual Hartwick Symposium at Lynn University in 2010 that was established to develop best practices for Florida’s Post-Secondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. In February of 2011, Zoe attended the Commission on the Status of Women meetings and participated in the Practicum in Advocacy at the United Nations in New York. While there, she represented USF's Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Zoe’s research includes feminist, disability, and pedagogical theory as they relate to learning disabilities, critical race theory, postmodernist and queer theory, and educational inequality. Her M.A. thesis, "Valanced Voices: Student Experiences with Learning Disabilities & Differences," is a qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with undergraduate and graduate students at USF who have learning disabilities and differences.
University of South Florida, M.A. (2012) Women's & Gender Studies
Emory University, B.A. (2009) Women's Studies, French Language & Literature