Staff

Staff

 

Gail Cohee

Director
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Felicia Salinas-Moniz

Assistant Director
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Amy Chin

Graduate Student Coordinator
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Shanelle Haile

Graduate Student Parent Coordinator
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Teresa Conchas

Sarah Doyle Center Program Coordinator
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Sofie Jimenez

Graphic Designer and Publicity Coordinator
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Jennifer Katz

Gender, Health, and Wellness Coordinator
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Mariana La Puente

Librarian/Archivist
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Billie McKelvie

Zine Librarian
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Alexis Newell

Community Engagement Coordinator
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Katherine Sang

Graphic Designer and Publicity Coordinator
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Zenab Youssef

Special Projects Coordinator
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Bios

Gail Cohee

Gail Cohee holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Women's Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. Before becoming Director of the Sarah Doyle 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 for Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brown and also teaches at RISD.

Felicia Salinas-Moniz

Felicia earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and has worked as an administrator at the university since 2010. She is an Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown and is an Adjunct Lecturer for the History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences Department at Rhode Island School of Design. Her scholarly interests include Chicana/Latinx Studies, popular culture, girlhood, and women of color feminisms. An avid food lover, she enjoys creating new recipes and sharing a meal with family and friends.

Amy Chin

Amy is a grad coordinator at the SDC. She holds a BS in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University and a MSc in Migration Studies from Oxford University. Before coming to Brown, she spent time working at National Domestic Workers Alliance in New York and later in the labor movement in Guangzhou. Amy leads the Feminist Pedagogy Series and plans self-care and mental health events at the Sarah Doyle Center. Most days she is trying to live life like it’s golden.

Shanelle Haile

Shanelle is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department. Her interests include social policy, social inequality, international organizations, and political processes. Her regional focus areas include the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.

Teresa Conchas

Teresa is the Program Coordinator for the SDC. She is a sophomore considering concentrating in Public Health and Latin American Studies. A native of South Texas who was nurtured by strong Mexican American women, she is eager to share her culture and feminism with the Brown community. She is especially interested in immigrant rights and justice, and supporting the reproductive and mental health of migrant women.

Sofie Jimenez

Sofie is currently a junior concentrating in Modern Culture and Media. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and has left her tropical home to pursue her passion for media studies and to explore the rich cultural melting pot of Brown University. She has been a passionate graphic artist for years and is excited to share her passion with the SDC community.

Jennifer Katz

Jennifer is the Gender, Health, and Wellness coordinator at the SDC. She is a senior concentrating in Science, Technology, and Society with focuses in biology and feminist gender & sexuality studies. Her goal is to create inclusive spaces where people can feel comfortable, safe, and supported and can learn more about health, wellness and healing practices. She is looking forward to enjoying many cups of delicious tea in the SDC.

Mariana La Puente

Mariana is a Librarian/Archivist at the SDC. She is currently a junior studying Social Analysis and Research and Ethnic Studies. As a Latina raised by two immigrant parents in Miami, she has always been intrigued by the topic of immigration, activism, and decolonization. In her spare time, Mariana is either doing her euphoria makeup, reading astrology posts, or listening to reggaeton. Mariana looks forward to meeting new people in the SDC community.

Billie McKelvie

Billie is a current junior concentrating in American Studies and Visual Art. At school, they are a member of Railroad, Brown's Prison Justice group, and Brown's Student Labor Alliance. While at home, they work at a radical farm project in Virginia and part time as a media assistant at community organization in the city. They are passionate about alternative media, creative expression, and democratizing power all important elements of their side passion of making, reading, and distributing zines. This year at the SDC, Billie hopes the zine library and workshops will foster community and emergent beauty.

Alexis Newell

Hi! My name is Alexis and I'm a senior concentrating in Africana Studies and Public Policy. Facts that I think are fun about me include that I'm originally from Indiana where carbonated drinks are known as pop, not soda; the Beyhive is my second home; and I am a firm believer that Living Single is better than Friends. I'm excited to be this year's Community Engagement Coordinator and look forward to working with everyone at the SDC and our community partners!

Katherine Sang

Katherine is a graphic designer at the SDC. She is a junior concentrating in computer science who loves working on interdisciplinary projects that involve visual art, history/literature, and tech. In her free time, you can probably find her curled up with a good book or sketching in the RISD nature lab!

Zenab Youssef

Zenab is the Special Projects Coordinator at the SDC. She is a senior concentrating in Middle East Studies. As the daughter of Arab-Muslim immigrants, she has always had a passion for women’s rights and an interest in identity, particularly within the intersections of faith, gender, and sexuality. She was a Women’s Peer Counselor and in the past has worked for non-profits that stand for gender equity, women’s empowerment and education, and immigrant/refugee rights.