New ‘Our Roots’ podcast episode out now featuring alumna Sonia Escamilla

Marquette has embarked upon a series of exciting projects designed to give visibility and voice to women of color.  

Through the “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” mural project and podcast series, BIPOC women at Marquette now have space to be seen and heard. 

Read the feature story: Marq Her Words: Unsung Sheroes
Based on the colorful campus mural “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters,” the new podcast highlights BIPOC female voices of Marquette

Created by artist Mauricio Ramirez, the new campus mural showcases the diversity, richness and complexity of the Marquette and Milwaukee communities — and provides a way for campus community members to see themselves and their potential elevated, like the women on that wall. It also makes visible the interconnected nature of the experiences and struggles of many women of color.  

Similarly, the podcast project extends the impact of the mural by amplifying the voices of female-identifying students, faculty, staff and alumnae of color who have exhibited leadership, positive impact, or social change in their personal or professional roles — especially those who remain unsung “sheroes”. 

This week’s episode tells the story of Marquette graduate Sonia Escamilla, who is now the assistant director of inclusive programs with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.

With questions,  contact Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives.