Splash Biography

VERONICA ZIMMER, Yale sophomore studying American Studies.

Major: American Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Veronica is a sophomore in Yale College majoring in American Studies. Outside of Splash, she works as a Communication & Consent Educator, sings in the a cappella group Mixed Company, and directs marketing for the Opera Theatre of Yale College. She is thrilled to be involved with Splash and to meet her students!

Past Classes

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H4622: Girlbossing Since 69 BC: Can a Queen be a Feminist? in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
This course will explore the lives of powerful women across eras and the world. Guiding the course will be the contested question: can a queen be a feminist? We will study leaders including Cleopatra VII, Catherine II, Elizabeth II, Pocahontas, and Njinga of Angola to discover whether monarchial rule and female empowerment can coexist. To enrich discussion, we will be deconstructing the term "girlboss." Why do we associate queens with this label and what does that say about society's view of women today? The class may involve close-reading of primary sources, scene analysis of queens on TV, and friendly debate.