Stacey Johnson has made it her mission to “speak actively for women.”
Author: Julia Halprin Jackson
As a professional woman athlete, Malloy confronted—and often defied—common stereotypes about gender and sport.
“Setting kids up to be successful is probably one of the greatest feelings in the world, those adults in your life, those coaches that really go unnoticed in the world, they are the ones who have a lot to do with helping kids.”
“I love being able to have an impact on young people in an area where I feel like I have the most expertise. Sport is a great equalizer.”
“To see women perform at high levels, and to hear those women speak and present themselves, I think changes a lot of people’s opinions and outlook on women,” says Gay MacLellan, ’83 MA Kinesiology. Learn how the former fencing champion and pioneering international referee has applied her athletic prowess to life beyond sport.
Tracy Hanson, ’93 Kinesiology, LPGA golfer, supports athletes who face significant obstacles, including abuse and performance acceptance, in their pursuit of sport.
Record-setting gymnast Thomasina Wallace, ’12 Kinesiology, says that “twenty percent [of the sport] is talent and 80 percent is how mentally prepared are you to perform your routines while others are judging you.” Learn how she overcame injuries and defied stereotypes during her career at SJSU.
“Small acts of defiance make change,” says Carolyn Lewis, ’70 Kinesiology, Teaching Credential. The four-sport collegiate athlete became a coach and athletics administrator and helped create SJSU’s Gender Equity Plan.
Margaret Jenkins, ’25 Education, threw discus in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam as a member of the first ever women’s track and field team representing the United States. Jenkins belongs to a tradition of Spartan woman athletes who have set records on and off the field.
Tuite is the first woman to hold a permanent position as SJSU athletics director and one of nine woman athletics directors at 128 NCAA Division I Football Subdivision schools nationwide.
Chavez tapped into New York’s communal psyche—using an everyday office supply.
One vest can impact an entire community. The hands-free design helps people access potable water and while accomplishing simultaneous tasks.
From SJSU to Facebook, Netta Conyers-Haynes says: “We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.”
By breaking down the fundamental elements that make up bacteria, scientists can map out potential links to common health problems.
Ouverney’s year in the Amazon gave him a unique perspective as a microbiologist and a cultural ambassador
An SJSU tradition has taken shape, and it’s the shape of a Spartan.
“There is an undocumented student community out there that could definitely benefit from a lot of the services I obtained.”
As a young child, Professor Carlos Alberto Sanchez learned to cross geographic and cultural boundaries. As a professor, he says that it is his “responsibility to make sure that philosophy belongs to everyone.” Perhaps learning has no borders.
“With a lot of the work we do, there’s this tension between the relationship of our bodies and place,” she says. “It’s a female-centered, feminist perspective. Most of our dresses have a large stature. They have a place in the world.”