Genna Goist

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  • Year in School: 2nd year

  • Field of Study: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

About Genna:

Hi there! I'm Genna, and I am originally from Houston, Texas. In my 19 years on Earth, I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia; Tampa, Florida; Middle Bass Island, Ohio; and Kalamazoo, Mattawan, and, most recently, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Outside of those areas, I haven't traveled much, but I hope to gain as much insight as I can into the lives of those around the world through collaboration at Michigan. I have a medical alert service dog, Roy (pictured), who lives with me in the house and goes everywhere with me. Roy's interests include sleeping, the downward dog yoga pose, belly rubs, and being an incredible/life saving service dog for me (and earning treats for doing so). I have type one diabetes, which makes life more interesting than average. Having a chronic and difficult to manage illness has given me a unique perspective on daily life, and I enjoy using my voice to advocate for those with disabilities. As a person with mental illnesses, I also strive to reduce the stigma around those struggling with mental illness by speaking openly about my experiences.
I am majoring in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). I aspire to do many things, but I haven't been able to narrow down my career interests as of yet, though I hope to continue to do work around disability policy and advocacy in the public sector. I love the bands Queen and Panic! at the Disco, and I'm very interested in fashion and, more specifically, fashion journalism.