O. Fiona Pratt-MacDonald photo.

December 2021: O. Fiona Pratt-MacDonald

Fiona chose Sociology as a major after taking SOC 101 in her first year. She explains, “Sociology just clicked with me.” Fiona describes how her personal background influences her engagement with the discipline: “As a person who has moved around a lot, I personally feel that Sociology has allowed me to understand my past experiences better, as I have lived among various cultures and communities. Because of that, I developed a better sense of who I am now, who I want to be, and what I want to do.”

During her time at UB, Fiona has interned at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, served on the Dean of Students’ Advisory Council and the Violence Prevention Team’s Student Advisory Board at UB, and also worked as an academic tutor. After graduation, Fiona plans to travel abroad to teach English in Japan or South Korea. Eventually, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Public Health.