Kristin Komyatte Sheehan '90

Author: Andrea Martinez Dominguez

Kristin Sheehan and Shannon Sheehan

Graduation year: 1990

Majors/Minors: Theology major, with concentrations in Gender Studies & Peace Studies


Current occupation: Associate Director, Play Like A Champion Today™ Educational Series at the University of Notre Dame


Favorite Gender Studies class/professor/memory from your experience at Notre Dame:

Kathleen Maas Weigart


Your experience with Gender Studies/gender issues at Notre Dame:

The University continues to grow in diversity and acceptance of all within our community. The gender studies program certainly helps to advance this agenda.  


How your Gender Studies education has impacted your life:

I currently have the privilege to work for my beloved University with the Institute for Educational Initiatives in the Play Like A Champion Today™ educational series. We offer national workshops to help youth sport and high school coaches, parents and athletes to run competitive sports programs that also teach character, virtue and moral values. Sport is one of the best ways for girls and young women to engage their physical bodies and develop their whole selves. Our program strives to provide equal and growth-filled sport opportunities for all young athletes, regardless of gender, socio-economic status or physical abilities.