Staff

Staff

Gail Cohee

Director
Gail_Cohee@brown.edu

Felicia Salinas-Moniz

Assistant Director
Felicia_Salinas@brown.edu

Amy Chin

Graduate Coordinator
Amy_Chin@brown.edu

Lydia Kelow-Bennett

Graduate Parent Coordinator
Lydia_Kelow_Bennett@brown.edu

Jieyi Cai

Graphic Designer
Jieyi_Cai@brown.edu

Sarah Cheung

Gallery Coordinator
Sarah_Cheung@brown.edu

Bethlehem Desta

Gallery Coordinator
Bethlehem_Desta@brown.edu

Sage Fanucchi-Funes

Library Coordinator
Sage_Fanucchi-Funes@brown.edu

Ann Furuyama

Ann_Furuyama@brown.edu

Susannah Howe

Digital Communications Coordinator
Susannah_Howe@brown.edu

Mary Nguyen

Mary_Nguyen@brown.edu

Floripa Olguin

Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA) Coordinator
Floripa_Olguin@brown.edu

Kristine Pelley

Gallery Coordinator
Kristine_Pelley@brown.edu

Emma Phillips

Emma_Phillips@brown.edu

Nico Sedivy

Creative Arts Coordinator
Nico_Sedivy@brown.edu

Madison Shiver

Madison_Shiver@brown.edu

Phoebe Young

Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA) Coordinator
Phoebe_Young@brown.edu

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 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

Bio Coming Soon!

Amy Chin

Bio Coming Soon! 

Lydia Kelow-Bennett

Lydia Kelow-Bennett is a mom, partner, a self-care advocate, and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Africana Studies, where her research focuses on the convergence and divergence between Black feminist radicalism, Black radical thought, and individual liberalism. She holds an M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and has 5 years of experience working in student affairs. Lydia cultivates resources and coordinates programs for a diverse community of graduate students, RUE students, and post-doctoral fellows who find themselves in the exciting and challenging role of parent-academics. She preaches and imperfectly practices radical self-care for all academics, especially graduate students. Lydia loves people in all their glorious intersectional being, and cares deeply about holistic forms of social justice. Lydia approaches most everything with a strong sense of humor and is thrilled to be working at the SDWC. She originally hails from Colorado, but considers Washington D.C. her spirit home. 

Jieyi Cai

Jieyi Cai is a fourth-year double concentrating in History and Psychology. She serves as a graphic designer for the SDWC as well as for the Brown Center for Students of Color. This semester she is also excited to be helping to teach a First Year Seminar called Asian Americans and Third World Solidarity and to continue her research on intergenerational trauma and mental health in Asian American immigrant families. She is so happy to be on the SDWC staff again and looking forward to working on great projects with a great team! 

Sarah Cheung 

Bio Coming Soon!

Bethlehem Desta

Bethlehem is a third-year undergraduate student studying Ethnic Studies, from San Diego, CA, and with family coming from Ethiopia. At the center, Bethlehem is one of the gallery coordinators, and when not scurrying about the center covered in paint, Bethlehem enjoys thinking about things like gender and sexuality in the African diaspora, prison abolition, and how it is that the photographic arts can be engaged with from a critical Black perspective.

Sage Fanucchi-Funes

Sage is a senior from Arcata, California, concentrating in Gender and Sexuality Studies. As well as being the Library 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. 

Ann Furuyama

Annie Furuyama is a third-year from Los Angeles, CA. She is probably concentrating in American Studies, works as a Minority Peer Counselor for the Brown Center for Students of Color, and likes thinking about race, gender, and community accountability.

Susannah Howe

Susannah is a junior from Newton, Massachusetts, and the SDWC's Digital Communications Coordinator. As a public policy concentrator, she is interested in the intersections of patriarchy, capitalism, and welfare policy, as well as many other social policy issues. When she's not at the SDWC, Susannah is a Connect for Health Campus Coordinator, Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) Coordinator, and intern for the think tank New America's Better Life Lab. Her interests include sexual health education as radical practice, fighting systems of oppression from within & without, queer femme resistance, and dyeing her hair.

Mary Nguyen

Mary is a senior from Chandler, Arizona concentrating in Health and Human Biology with a focus on Racial and Ethnic Disparities. She is passionate about global health, and how race, class and gender operate on a global scale to deprive certain groups of resources and access. This year, she’ll be working on general programming for the center and community-building!

Floripa Olguin

Floripa is in her senior year at Brown from the Pueblo of Isleta in New Mexico. She is concentrating in Public Policy though has strong interests in Indigenous studies. In addition to co-coordinating the Coalition Against Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault, Floripa also works with the Native Americans at Brown student organization and can be found often at the Brown Center for Students of Color. Other interests include talking about music, income inequality, first generation college students, and the intersection between gender, queerness, and race. 

Kristine Pelley

Bio Coming Soon!

Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips is a senior from San Luis Obispo CA, concentrating in urban studies. She is a 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.

Nico Sedivy

Nico is a senior from good old Rhode Island, double concentrating in music and Africana studies. At the Center, ze works to plan events that encourage and facilitate creative expression in all media. Additionally, ze works as a Sexual Assault Peer Educator. In zer spare time, Nico plays and sings in various music ensembles and makes playlists. Ze is a staunch advocate for access to the arts for all and hopes to work for improved mental health care and against the prison-industrial complex.

Madison Shiver

Madison Shiver is from Boynton Beach, FL concentrating in History and Africana Studies. They are particularly interested in the intersections of gender, race, and class and are passionate about the ways these identities are formed and manipulated by political economy. 

Phoebe Young

Phoebe Young is in her fourth year at Brown and is concentrating in History and Ethnic Studies. In her ever-diminishing amounts of spare time, Phoebe is an active member of Natives at Brown (NAB) and a Mellon Mays Fellow. When she’s not answering e-mails or speed walking to a class she’s late to, you’ll probably find her beading, reading, or doing a Muppets impersonation. Sometimes all at once.