Anastasia Golovashkina AB’15 passed away after a battle with cancer on July 18, 2022. An immigrant whose family left Russia when she was five, Anastasia was a fierce, energetic, and powerful friend, colleague, and daughter. She was an active and valued member of the UChicago community, becoming involved in many aspects of campus life, including as a columnist for the Chicago Maroon and as a highly involved student at the Institute of Politics.
During her time at UChicago, Anastasia was drawn to connecting to people in an interpersonal and compassionate way in the political and digital sphere. She continued her passion to connect with others virtually and to fight for the underprivileged on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. She believed passionately in the value of digital spaces as a way to meet as many voters as possible and create a true connection to voters.
She joined Trilogy Interactive in 2015 and then again in 2021 after serving as the Social Media Director for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign.
Anastasia dedicated her life to digital strategy for causes and candidates lifting up marginalized communities, with the goal of creating authentic connections to people to make the world a better place. She took on righteous fights her entire life and shared her journey with glioblastoma to advocate for a more just health care system. We encourage you to read about her journey in her own words in this Elle article.
The Friends of Anastasia Internship Fund will be an opportunity for Anastasia’s friends around the world to honor her exceptional legacy of digital advocacy and connection by supporting internships in this field.
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The gift you make here will go directly to the Friends of Anastasia Internship fund to support an internship in her honor for a current UChicago student.
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Anastasia Golovashkina was a beloved alumni of the College Class of 2015 whose life was tragically lost due to glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Join Anastasia’s family and friends in an effort to establish an internship at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago that will serve as a symbol and celebration of her contributions to our community.