Graduate Parent Coordinator
Gail Cohee holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Women's Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. Before becoming Director of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center in 2001, she taught courses in British literature, literature by women, and women's studies at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, and at Skidmore College, the College of Saint Rose, and Siena College in New York. She is a former member of the Governing Council of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), and is a co-editor of the journal Feminist Teacher. She teaches courses at Brown through the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Gail also coordinates the Sexual Assault Advocates at Brown.
Felicia Salinas-Moniz completed her Ph.D. in the Department of American Studies at Brown in 2013. Prior to her role as the Assistant Director for the Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Felicia worked as the Coordinator of the SDWC and LGBTQ Center and the Administrative Coordinator for the Student Activities Office. In her position at SDWC, Felicia handles the operational and fiscal responsibilities at the women's center and advises the student staff with center programming, such as women's history month.
Sara Matthiesen is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at Brown where she is working on a dissertation that examines women's reproduction in the decades following Roe v. Wade. As the Graduate Programmer for the SDWC, Sara attempts to meet the diverse needs of graduate students' lives through events, programs, and conversations with graduate students and administrators alike. She is excited to be working for the SDWC, which has been an important resource during her years in graduate school. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area, and enjoys exploring the New England coast.
Abigail is a second year Master's student in the Public Humanities program, which is a part of the American Studies department at Brown. The interdisciplinary field of the public humanities emphasizes public engagement in humanities work, including archives and museums. Abigail's primary academic work focuses on the ways that community memory is maintained (or not maintained), especially in the context of difficult or traumatic experiences. She is very excited about working on the archive at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center due to a long-standing interest in feminist theory and women's history.
Sarah is a second year Masters of Public Affairs student, and Mother to 6-year old Nicholas. With dual roles that couldn't be more opposite, she is thrilled to be working for SDWC, a place where both are supported. She hopes the events and gatherings she creates provide this same environment for parents in the graduate community. When not at school or at work, Sarah and Nicholas enjoy playing chess and spending time with their kitten, Penguin - aka, Miss Mischief.
Kyle Albert is a third year from Northbrook IL, likely concentrating in Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. As a programming coordinator at the center, he works to bring gender related events to the Brown community, often through the lenses of intersectionality and activism. In addition to his work here, he helps direct GSASS, a student group that works to provide outreach and support to local LGBTQ and allied students, and he also facilitates sex-ed workshops with BRUSHE at Roger Williams Middle School.
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Patricia Ekpo is a junior from Lawrenceville, GA and plans on concentrating in both Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the library coordinator of the center and hopes to spread the knowledge of the rich resource that is the SDWC library. She is a member of the Brown Women's Rugby Team and likes to ponder the effects that social media has on the accessibility of feminist thought.
Will is in his third year at Brown from Los Angeles, CA and is concentrating in Chemical Biology. He feels very fortunate to have been patiently introduced the importance of dialogue pertaining to different facets of identity by various institutions on campus, such as the Third World Center, the LGBTQ Center, and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center. He is excited to be working at the SDWC this year and hopes to continue fostering important conversations through Women's History Month.
Elisa Glubok is a senior concentrating in Classics from Los Angeles, California. A former Woman Peer Counselor and current Sexual Assault Peer Educator, Elisa is one of the three Women's History Month Coordinators at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, drinking tea, and contemplating life.
Liliana is a senior from Providence, Rhode Island concentrating in Education Studies. She has worked with feminist organizations in Providence, Kenya and Ireland and is fascinated by the broad range of approaches to activism and outreach globally, something she aims to bring in her work as the Women Students at Brown Coordinator at Sarah Doyle. A future high school English teacher, she is interested in bringing feminism to younger generations and making it accessible to all who choose to embrace it.
Krishnanand is a junior studying International Relations and Religious Studies. While his academic interests lie in the intersection of religion and politics, his personal interests lead him to explore the intersectionality of identity. He is one of two half Caucasian, half East Indian gay male twins who speaks Japanese and was baptized Catholic, but brought up by Protestant-turned-Buddhist local politician of a mother and a non-practicing Hindu engineer of a father – and loves it!
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Radhika Rajan is a junior Anthropology concentrator from Gainesville, Florida. She is interested in the intersections between race and gender, and global issues surrounding gender inequality. She has a particular interest in sexual health, and other healthcare issues affecting women, in developing countries. She is one of the Women's History Month Programming Coordinators, and is working on different events for March, and for the rest of the year.
Alexia Ramirez is a second year from Mahwah, NJ and plans on concentrating in Political Theory and History. She is interested in the evolution of government, particularly the role of the legal system, in defining and protecting the civil rights and the liberties of individuals. Alexia is very excited to be working on the archive at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center as well as photographing the Center’s various events throughout the semester.
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Mia Stange is a senior concentrating in Community Health. At the Sarah Doyle Center, she is the co-coordinator of CARA (Coalition Against Relationship Abuse), which serves as a resource to educate and empower students about relationship abuse. Mia’s interests include sexual and reproductive health advocacy, creative writing, and issues surrounding military and veteran health.
A fourth year from southern California, Yen loves volunteering and interacting with people. He has worked as a college mentor, field organizer, and event coordinator amongst others. His interests include food, languages, popular culture and community and self-empowerment.