Congratulations to Teresina Hone who was recently recognized as the Rising Runner alumna for the School of Arts and Humanities. She graduated from CSUB with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies and is now employed as a Case Manager for Valley Oasis, a community organization which works with social and domestic violence and homelessness in the Antelope Valley area.
She recently wrote to Dr. Debra Jackson (Associate Professor of Philosophy)
"My job is to provide services and support to those that need it most. I work with domestic violence survivors, rape survivors, the homeless, and sometimes people that are all three of those things. I work one day at a time, one client at a time, to change society, to impact a life for the better, to essentially put myself out of a job. The job is not glamorous, it is not lucrative, and often times it is thankless, dangerous, and stressful. But I love it. Someone needs to be a spark, a catalyst for change. We cannot go on living in a world of domestic violence, rape, homelessness, and sexual assault. I hope to be that spark."