Digital Communications Coordinator
Front Desk Staffer
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.
Brandy Monk-Payton is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown where she is working on a dissertation that examines post-civil rights era racialized fame in screen culture. As a Graduate Student Coordinator for the SDWC, Brandy develops and maintains programming for graduate students around issues of gender, with particular emphasis on women of color in academia. She is excited to provide support and resources around self-care, and to cultivate community between graduate students, post-docs, junior, and senior faculty of color in the form of presentations and discussions. In the past, she has volunteered at Planned Parenthood as well as the Painted Bride Art Center and the Black Lily organization for women’s art in Philadelphia. She is also a former teaching artist at the Harlem Children’s Zone and is passionate about youth media literacy. Although she has lived on the east coast for over 10 years, she is a Texas girl at heart.
Maura Pavalow is a visiting PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Exeter. She is working on a dissertation that examines subtle put-downs, or microaggressions, based on race, gender, and sexuality in spaces of higher education. As a Graduate Intern for the SDWC, Maura provides interim administrative support in supervising the Sarah Doyle Gallery. As an artist, educator and Brown alum (BA '11), she is excited to support the work of the SDWC.
Kyle is a senior from Northbrook, IL, concentrating in Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. In addition to his work at Sarah Doyle as Digital Communications Coordinator, he is a Senior Blog Editor of Bluestockings Magazine, where his writing centers on the intersection of LGBTQ+ and feminist issues. He is passionate about issues affecting queer youth, digital organizing, and the power of a well written blog post.
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Patricia Ekpo is a senior from Lawrenceville, GA concentrating in American Studies 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 also an editor for Bluestockings Magazine, Brown's feminist minded publication, and is interested in the intersections of social media, marginalized identities, and self creation.
Sage is a sophomore from Arcata, California, concentrating in Gender and Sexuality Studies. As well as being a Women's History Month Coordinator for the center, she is a Campus Action Intern for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Sage is passionate about reproductive justice and women's health. In her spare time, you can find her riding her bike around Providence or reading in the SDWC.
Will is in his senior 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. This year, he will be co-coordinating the Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA) and is excited about the opportunity to further such important conversations on campus.
Hannah Gribetz is a senior Classics concentrator from New York City. Her interests include media representations of women as well as education and prevention efforts around sexual assault and harassment. She is a Sexual Assault Peer Educator and is the SDWC graphic designer. When she's not pursuing her passion for graphic design in classes or on her own, she's probably swing dancing, reading Latin poetry, or thinking about ways to dismantle the patriarchy - and on rare occasion, all three at once.
Krishnanand is a senior 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!
Mary Nguyen is from the quaint desert city that is Chandler, AZ, possibly concentrating in biology and education. In addition to her interest in the intersections between race and gender, she is passionate about access to education and resources. This year, she is working as the Sarah Doyle Women’s History Month co-coordinator.
Emma Phillips is a sophomore from San Luis Obispo CA, concentrating in urban studies. She is the co-coordinator for the Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse, and can be found planning for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the SDWC at all hours while sipping tea and trying not to fall asleep in the comfiest chairs around. Emma is especially interested in the intersection between gender and environmentalism, specifically the role that women in Latin America play in combatting climate change through sustainable subsistence farming. She gets really jazzed about public transit, combatting sexual assault, seed packets, and street art.
Radhika Rajan is a senior Anthropology and Ethnic Studies 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.
Alexia Ramirez is a third 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.
Irene Rojas-Carroll is a senior Africana Studies concentrator from the San Francisco Bay Area. She coordinates events for the center to share Sarah Doyle's resources and beautiful community with diverse students. She is passionate about school desegregation, Afro-Latinx culture and politics, and the funding and organization of intersectional people of color movements.
Adele is a junior double concentrating in Visual Arts and Business, Entrepreneurship, Organizations who often has trouble concentrating at all. She is the Gallery Coordinator of the Sarah Doyle Gallery and usually can be seen painting walls white yet again. She enjoys long walks on the beach, systematically destroying the patriarchy, and writing in third person. When she is not coordinating future gallery exhibits, Adele can be found designing posters, walking for safewalk, and riding horses.