Kathleen R. McGinley

Bachelor of Arts

Justice, Community, and Leadership


Women's and Gender Studies & English


Summa Cum Laude
bell hooks Award


Thousand Oaks, CA

Award Bio

Kodie McGinley is a graduating Justice, Community, and Leadership major with minors in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. They have also served as vice president of PRIDE for two years and feel very passionately about LGBT+ activism. After graduation, Kodie plans to begin their studies this fall at Golden Gate University School of Law.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My friends, family, and amazing professors who made each class meaningful. Additionally, everyone who let me talk their ear off about my thesis this year!

My favorite SMC memory is

Going to the annual spring carnival that CAB organized, and co-leading countless PRIDE meetings with friends.

I'm looking forward to most

Continuing my education in law school and seeing what the future holds next for me!
"Quick, make a wish. Take a (second or third or fourth) chance. Remake the world."
— Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun