Fiona Ness is an awardee of the UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, for her project, “Evaluating Restorative Justice Programs in and U.S. and the Creation of a Transformative Program Proposal for AMSA (Anoka Middle School for the Arts).”
Fiona (she/her/hers) grew up in Anoka, MN with a love for nature and a strong desire to help others. Fiona graduated from UW-La Crosse in December 2020 with a BS in Women, Gender and Sexuality, Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. Although she spent her last semester in her hometown, Fiona loved her time in La Crosse. She enjoyed biking along the river, hiking in the bluffs, spending time with friends, and finding her voice as an activist. She was a part of a group called SEEDs, Students Educating and Embracing Diversity, and was able to use the knowledge from her major to put on programs surrounding various social justice issues. Since graduating, Fiona has accepted a job as an Optometric Technician in Blaine, MN. She will continue her work as an activist and hopes to bring new ideas on how to care for patients of all identities into her workplace.