Arrows Making an Impact: Bailey (Gallagher) Dick ’09

Bailey Dick ’09 has had the blessing of living out her life dream of writing about social justice. Bailey has had a wide range of writing assignments that include working alongside top federal government officials in Washington, D.C., and covering heartfelt grassroot stories in the metropolitan area of Toledo.

While a student at SUA, she played lacrosse and CYO volleyball, was on the yearbook and newspaper staffs, was a member of student council for three years, was involved with Campus Ministry, was a Kairos leader, and participated in the Y.E.S. Project. Bailey was also a member of the National Honor Society.

After graduating from SUA, Bailey attended Loyola University Chicago where she graduated from the Honors Program and majored in journalism and English with a social justice focus.

Bailey worked for the Chicago Sun-Times as a daily reporter, and she eventually came back to the Toledo area to report on the 2013 election cycle. Soon an opportunity presented itself to relocate to Washington, D.C., where she coordinated media events for social justice and advocacy campaigns, including the six-week Nuns on the Bus tour and the 2015 Papal Visit.

Eventually, Bailey decided to return to school to earn her Ph.D. She landed a position in teaching and instruction at Ohio University, where the administration allowed her to perform research and teach. She earned the position of Scripps Howard Teaching Fellow and Instructor.

Since obtaining her doctorate, Bailey has focused on turning her dissertation—which focuses on the history of media coverage of gender-based violence from 1840 through the #MeToo movement—into a book.

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