During this critical time in the pro-life movement, as the nation awaits the landmark Jackson v. Dobbs decision, well-educated, passionate voices are needed to make a stand for the rights of the unborn everywhere. Recent Christendom graduate Bridget Bennett ’22 recognized this need as she prepared for graduation this past May and began looking for a place where she could use her philosophy degree and her background in marketing to help advance the cause. She is doing that now as a member of the social media team for the March for Life, helping to promote the dignity of human life on the national stage.
Bennett, who hails from Wisconsin, began looking for ways to combine her artistic and visual skills with her liberal arts education early on in college. After working in the college’s Marketing Office during her freshman and sophomore years, Bennett founded her own thriving photography business, managing clients, social media, a website, and more during the rest of her college years. When it came to her work after college, marketing was the perfect fit — especially for an organization like the March for Life.
“During my time at Christendom, I was able to learn a lot about photography, marketing, and social media management through starting my own business,” says Bennett. “I had the goal of working with an organization whose mission I supported while integrating the skills that I learned through my photography business with my educational background, and I am thrilled to have found a job that fulfills all of these aspirations.”
The March for Life is one of the leading pro-life organizations in the United States, helping to organize the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., five state marches, numerous lectures, and more each year. When applying for the marketing job with the March for Life, Bennett was assisted by the faculty and staff of the college, including members of the Marketing Office who served as references for her. She landed the role shortly before graduation and has been serving in the office ever since, helping to create content for six different social media channels, editing photo and video content, tracking growth and engagement, and strategizing according to current social media trends.
In her role as assistant social media manager, Bennett is utilizing her philosophy degree to communicate and promote the pro-life cause to thousands. With abortion and the rights of the unborn being hotly debated across the country, nuanced, powerful pro-life messages are necessary to help advance the cause — messages that Bennett is putting out daily.
“As a philosophy major, I have come to appreciate how important philosophy is for effective communication,” says Bennett. “Being able to defend basic philosophical principles concerning morality and human rights is essential to constructive dialogue. Concerning the pro-life movement especially, I have found that a philosophical education is important in order to find a common ground with nonreligious people whom you do not see eye to eye with about the dignity of human life.
Bennett is the latest alumna to join in the pro-life movement following graduation, following in the footsteps of others fighting the legal battle in Washington D.C., including Live Action’s Vice President for Strategic Partnerships Lauren (Merz) Bielinski, or working with pregnancy centers in their local communities, like alumni who founded a center in Front Royal, Virginia.
The pro-life movement stands at one of the most important junctures in its history. With the message of the movement more necessary than ever, alumni like Bennett are truly making a positive difference in the culture, helping to bring the nation another step closer to being pro-life again.