Be The Change

With MPP Student Tavion Dignard
MPP Student Tavion Dignard

"Obtaining my BA in Women’s Studies gave me the push to move toward “being the change” and gaining further knowledge of the intersection of gender and gender roles within society currently and historically and experience in advocating for feminism and various social justice issues."

      ~(MPP) Student Tavion Dignard Concord, NH


Education: I had a previous associate degree from Palomar College in Palomar, California. I went to undergrad here at UNH and obtained my BA in Women’s Studies (currently known as Women’s and Gender Studies) in December 2019.
Previous Experience: I have worked at various nonprofits over the years assisting with in-home client care for persons with developmental disabilities, care and assistance to the elderly in-home or in Senior Living Communities, and at an Addiction Treatment Center High Intensity Program (formally known as a 28 Day Program) as a Recovery Care Specialist providing case management, support, facilitating clinical groups, and other duties as assigned. Which was an honor to be in that role because I am a person in long term recovery. I am also a Veteran serving honorably from 1998-2002 in the United States Navy, stationed on the USS OLDENDORF (DD-972) at Naval Station San Diego.
Why did you decide to pursue a Masters in Public Policy? I thought of going to grad school for Master of Social Work and for a moment Law School as well because of my over ten years of experience in the human services field. But after serious consideration and recent personal endeavors and experiences I thought the best avenue for me would be Public Policy.