Staff

Staff

 

Gail Cohee

Director
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Felicia Salinas-Moniz

Senior 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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Savannah Bridges

Women Peer Counselor Coordinator
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Donessa Colley

Women Peer Counselor Coordinator
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Teresa Conchas

Community Engagement Coordinator
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Billie McKelvie

Zine Librarian
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Opeyemi Olagunju

Women Peer Counselor Coordinator
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Katherine Sang

Graphic Designer and Publicity 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 also an Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies. 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 research interests include transnational organizations and diaspora communities. Prior to her arrival at Brown, Shanelle worked in the international development field, managing programs and providing strategic guidance on a US-African diaspora engagement policy. In her free time, she enjoys watching indie films and gardening at home with her family.

Savannah Bridges

Savannah is a Women Peer Counselor Coordinator (WPCC) and a senior concentrating in History with a focus on gender, race, and power in North America. Her professional and scholarly interests include body liberation, healing trauma, food and land sovereignty, feminist historical theory and method, and cultivating feminist community. She also loves to read tarot cards, garden, spend time with animals, and eat fresh bread. She adores the work she does with the WPC cohort and can be found drinking tea in the SDC library. 

Donessa Colley

Helloooo everyone! My name is Donessa, and I am one of the WPC coordinators for this school year!  I am a rising junior concentrating in Health & Human Biology. Outside of the Sarah Doyle Center, I'm also a member of Brown's one and only step team, Divine Rhythm (hoping we can perform for y'all again one day!), and SHAG, Brown's Sexual Health Advocacy Group. I'm super excited to start my second year working at the SDC and to continue to be apart of this (temporarily virtual) community.

Teresa Conchas

Teresa is the Program Coordinator for the SDC. She is a junior 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.

Billie McKelvie

Billie is a current senior 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.

Opeyemi Olagunju

Ope is one of the Women Peer Counselor Coordinators for this school year. She is a junior concentrating in Africana Studies with interests in African and Black women literature. She is especially interested in the transformative and healing powers of literature as it relates to under and misrepresented marginalized identities. In her free time, you will most likely find her on Zoom with friends, reading a book, or experimenting (and failing) with random recipes!

Katherine Sang

Katherine is a graphic designer at the SDC. She is a senior 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!