Meet the CRCers

Peggy Chang, Director & Assistant Dean of the College for Engaged Learning

Office Hours: Wednesdays 9am-12pm, Thursdays 1-4pm (Campus Center 226)

At the Curricular Resource Center, Peggy works with the CRC student staffers and various deans, faculty and departments on the center's ten curricular and peer-advising programs. As one of the academic advising deans in the Dean of the College office, she specializes in advising about transitions from sophomore to upper class studies and on co-curricular opportunities. She also serves as an advisor for the Engaged Scholars Program in collaboration with the ESP team at the Swearer Center for Public Service. 

She has facilitated discussions and workshops about academic success, activism and leadership, and public interest/nonprofit careers. She co-authored Providence's Benefit Street (Arcadia Publishers, June 2013) and was a recipient of the Association of American Colleges & Universities Bridging Theory to Practice seminar grant. 

For twelve years she was the Executive Director of the Venture Consortium, a group of colleges committed to offering programs for students and resources for consortium faculty and staff about experiential learning for social responsibility. She started her career in higher education as Coordinator of Brown's then named Resource Center from 1994-1996. She graduated from Brown with an A.B. in American civilization in 1993 and completed her masters degree in Public Humanities (at Brown) in 2013. 

Originally from Long Island, New York, she lives in Warwick, RI with her husband and two sons.


Wayne Woo-Hyun Byun '16, Independent Studies Co-Coordinator

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Wayne is a junior from Seoul, South Korea. At Brown, he has been exploring the intersections between philosophy, history, and anthropology, and his own independent study in Historical Epistemology has shaped immensely his current academic concerns. He is excited to discuss with you your own educational interests and values and perhaps find a way to develop them through an independent study.


Manuel Contreras '16, DUGs and TiA Co-Coordinator

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Manuel is passionate about using social change frameworks to create a socially just world. He has worked in the Brown Center of Students of Color as a Minority Peer Counselor and coordinator of the Third World Transition Program. As a Social Innovation Fellow in the Swearer Center for Public Service, Manuel has launched 1vyG, the inter-Ivy, first-generation college student network. He's also involved in the Admissions Office as a Minority Recruitment Intern, and works in the CRC as the DUG and Theories in Action Conference Coordinator! He's also help light the braziers on the Woonasquatucket River during WaterFire!


Lauren Galvan '16, Independent Concentrations Co-Coordinator

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Lauren Galvan was born and raised deep in the heart of McAllen, Texas, and is now a junior concentrating in an IC called Mental Health and Healing. MH&H breaks down the topic into biological, psychological, social, and spiritual correlates in order to better understand mental health issues in a holistic and interdisciplinary way as well as to improve healing methods and gain more knowledge about them. Lauren enjoys spending quality time with her parents and family back home but also likes to explore Rhode Island's beautiful landscapes while school's in session. Stop by her open hours to chat about peace, love, and Independent Concentrations. She'd love to help you design your very own!









Anna Stacy '17, Digital Media and Archives Coordinator

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Anna Stacy is a sophomore from Bayville, New York, though she spent the last three years of high school in Andover, Massachusetts. Because she's interested in learning about how people work, she is pursuing a dual concentration in neuroscience and anthropology. She is currently performing research on the structure of extinct lemur brains. Outside of the classroom and the lab, she is on the board of Shakespeare on the Green and Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan, and she volunteers at Miriam Hospital. She can generally be found in rehearsal for an upcoming production. 




Gap year advising team:  Paul Cichocki '16 - orientation dinner; Danielle Handler '17 and Camila Ruiz '17 - email correspondence; Hannah Maier-Katkin '17 and Huda Massarueh '17 - planning other events

Our other 2015-2016 staffers will be posted soon!