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  • Caryll Dziedziak

    Caryll Dziedziak was born in the middle of a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York. Over the years, she slowly migrated away from the northeast and ended up in the Southwest in 1986. She loves all the outdoor adventures available in this climate and enjoys hiking, running, golf – or anything that gets her outdoors.

    Her first career choice was nursing. Before moving West, she worked as a pediatric nurse, but knew that it was not her life’s ambition. During this time, she and her husband began raising their three sons.

    After arriving in Las Vegas in 1991, she returned to college and completed degrees in both History and Women’s Studies at UNLV. Nevada has provided her with many opportunities. She has enjoyed teaching the introductory Women’s Studies course at UNLV and has been active in several statewide women’s organizations.

    In 1999, she helped co-found the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN). Over the years, it has been exciting to experience the transition of a vision into a reality. In 2008, she resigned from WRIN in order to complete her Ph.D. She has remained very involved since, often leading the “Women’s History” workshop for NEW Leadership Nevada and assisting with events.

    She graduated with her Ph.D. in History from UNLV. Her dissertation, entitled “The Gendering of Nevada politics: The ERA Ratification Campaign, 1973-1981.” discusses the political and social climate in Nevada during a heated time in the state’s history.



    “It Starts with Awareness”

    What progress has been made or must be made to improve the status of women in Nevada?

    Caryll Dziedziak advocates for the education of young women about the history of women’s issues.

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    “My Activities for Women”

    What progress has been made or must be made to improve the status of women in Nevada?

    Caryll Dziedziak describes her grassroots advocacy for women.

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

    © 2017 WRIN | All rights reserved.

    a Studio Hyperset expression