The Bridge

What is the Bridge?

The Bridge is Colby's all-inclusive queer and ally student-run club. We are part of the Pugh Center for Multiculturalism. We encourage our members to help plan events that they want to see put on at Colby, and this type of member involvement directly translates into exciting and unique events on campus.

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Past Events
Throughout the year the Bridge hosts and cosponsors a wide variety of events. These events have included speakers, performers, trips, social gatherings, and a yearly pride week.
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Bridge Steering Committee Members

The Bridge Steering Committee is a group of members who have committed to supporting the group through planning meetings and smaller events to encourage cohesion and continuity. They also help members with troubleshooting and planning events, and are a major resource for students who have questions about sexuality and gender identity.

Andy Kang

Hi all! I'm Andy Kang, I'm a senior majoring in English with a minor in Administrative Science, and I will be Co-Chair with Sonja Hagemeier for the Bridge this year! Outside the Bridge, I am a head tutor at the Farnham Writers' Center, a Multicultural Literacy TA, and Treasurer on the Pugh Community Board (PCB). Please let me know if you have any feedback, comments, or questions!

Sonja Hagemeier

I'm Sonja Hagemeier. I'm a sophomore German and Religious Studies major with a WGSS minor. I am a CA, a member of the Colby Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the COC and a few other things. I like to run, stargaze and eat.  I like making posters for the Bridge, especially ones with lots of colors and feathers.

Madeline Hunsicker

 Hi I'm Madeline! I'm a junior double majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. I'm captain of the Women's Squash team here at Colby and Publicity Chair for Student Government. As Co-Chair of the Bridge, I will be working hard with the entire steering committee (and Steph) to publicize events, work on relationships between Pugh center clubs and build relationships with the administration! Please feel free to email me with any questions!

Emma Brown
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Hi everyone! I'm Emma, and I am a junior English and Government double major from DC. At Colby, I'm on the Women's Crew team, the Politics section editor for Outside Colby, on the committee of the Oak Institute for International Human Rights, and a CCAK mentor. This year, I will be serving as the Bridge Secretary and Faculty Outreach Coordinator! 

Shanna Grant

Hey everyone! I’m Shanna and I am a sophomore Psychology: Neuroscience and Sociology double major. This year I will be making posters and helping organize meetings for the Bridge. Aside from this, you can find me on the women’s rugby pitch, working as a psychology research assistant, and volunteering as an EMT.

Kathryn Vallis
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I'm a sophomore and a Middle Eastern Studies and Sculpture double major. I play women's Rugby and figure skate at Colby, as well as serve on the Steering Committee for the Bridge. This past summer I worked as a Special Events intern for GLAD in Boston.