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MIMS Student Interviewed on KALX The Graduates Podcast

March 21, 2022

In Beatrice's involvement with the UC Berkeley graduate student organization, Queer Grads, she had the chance to be interviewed and featured in the University's campus radio station--KALX. The Graduate is a podcast featured through KALX, and this episode was featured on the UC Berkeley iSchool website.

The Graduates is the talk show where we interview UC Berkeley graduates students about their work here on campus. Hosted by graduate students Ashley Smiley, Andrew Saintsing, and others. The Graduates airs every other Tuesday from 9am-9:30am.

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LGBTQ ASIANS IN PITTSBURGH CREATE COMMUNITY FROM THE INTERSECTIONS OF THEIR IDENTITY

June 9, 2021

The Pittsburgh City Paper writer, Kimberly Rooney, tweeted in May that she was looking for a LGBTQ+ identifying Asian American to interview about their experiences in Pittsburgh. This tweet was sent to Beatrice by a friend, who offered her thoughts.

"In a city that’s predominantly white, finding community with other Asian folks can be difficult. For many LGBTQ Asian people in Pittsburgh, however, there is an additional othering and discomfort in spaces that were not designed with intersectionality in mind, whether in predominantly white LGBTQ or predominantly cisgender and straight Asian spaces."

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AFTER UNEXPECTED END TO THEIR COLLEGE CAREERS, PITT SENIORS LOOK BACK

May 2, 2021

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reached out to University of Pittsburgh students to inquire about how the COVID-19 Pandemic impacted their education. These students were selected from highly involved leaders, primarily in student government.

"Last spring, Ms. Fadrigon, 22, was supposed to present original research at a conference in Sweden and had arranged conference and university funding to do so. Because of COVID-19, the conference ended up being virtual. So instead, she woke up before dawn to present her findings virtually, at 5 a.m. Eastern time."

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BUILDING A PLACE TO BELONG

April 12, 2021

Every year, The Pitt News selects a handful of local community members to feature in a 'Silhouette'. These community members often are involved and have made an impact on the Pitt community. 

"Beatrice Fadrigon is walking away from Pitt having carved out a space for queer Asian students — a space that didn’t exist before, and she said is necessary now more than ever."

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