Staff

Staff

Gail Cohee

Director
Gail_Cohee@brown.edu

Felicia Salinas-Moniz

Assistant Director
Felicia_Salinas@brown.edu

Brandeise Monk-Payton

Graduate Coordinator
Brandeise_Monk-Payton@brown.edu

Lydia Kelow-Bennett

Graduate Parent Coordinator
Lydia_Kelow_Bennett@brown.edu

Mary Nguyen

Women Students at Brown Coordinator
Mary_Nguyen@brown.edu

Sage Fanucchi-Funes

Library Coordinator
Sage_Fanucchi-Funes@brown.edu

Alexia Ramirez

Office Assistant
Alexia_Ramirez@brown.edu

Jieyi Cai

Graphic Designer
Jieyi_Cai@brown.edu

Adele Ruppert

Gallery Coordinator
Adele_Ruppert@brown.edu

Sarah Cheung

Gallery Coordinator
Sarah_Cheung@brown.edu

Bethlehem Desta

Gallery Coordinator
Bethlehem_Desta@brown.edu

Kristine Pelley

Gallery Coordinator
Kristine_Pelley@brown.edu

Ann Furuyama

Women's History Series Coordinator
Ann_Furuyama@brown.edu

Madison Shiver

Women's History Series Coordinator
Madison Shiver@brown.edu

Emma Hall

Sexual Violence Student Researcher and Advocate
Emma_Hall@brown.edu

Rachel Levy

Sexual Violence Student Researcher and Advocate
Rachel_Levy@brown.edu

Emma Phillips

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

Floripa Olguin

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

Phoebe Young

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

Aanchal Saraf

Digital Communications Coordinator
Aanchal_Saraf@brown.edu

Susannah Howe

Digital Communications Coordinator
Susannah_Howe@brown.edu

Nico Sedivy

Creative Arts Coordinator
Nico_Sedivy@brown.edu

Sana Teramoto

Masculinity Series Coordinator
Sana_Teramoto@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!

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. 

Brandeise Monk-Payton

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.

Jieyi Cai

Jieyi Cai is a junior from Dallas, TX studying History and Psychology. This year she is serving as the graphic designer for the SDWC, as well as one of the Asian American Heritage Series coordinators at the Brown Center for Students of Color. She is excited to be joining the SDWC staff this year so she can further explore issues of gender and identity and support the amazing and important work the Center does! 

Sarah Cheung 

Bio Coming Soon!

Bethlehem Desta

Bethlehem Desta is a second year at Brown originally from San Diego, CA, and is intending to study issues surrounding sustainable development. She is particularly interested in studying issues of access and also the exploration of the arts, and this year will be facilitating creative arts workshops with SPACE (Space in Prisons for Creative Arts and Expression). At the Sarah Doyle Women's Center Bethlehem will be working as a Gallery Coordinator. 

Sage Fanucchi-Funes

Sage is a junior 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 second-year from Los Angeles, CA and is the Sarah Doyle's Women's History Series co-coordinator! 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.

Emma Hall

Emma is an Education Studies concentrator who hails from Big Horn, Wyoming. She is passionate about sexual assault prevention and helping Brown be a place that cultivates healing and justice for those who have experienced sexual violence. Outside of school, she runs her own theatre production company for middle and high schoolers, where the primary focus is using the performing arts to foster positive learning communities. Her interests include frolicking in the mountains with her doggies, horseback riding, playing and attempting to play the violin and mandolin, respectively, and eating good food with good friends. She will be serving as a Sexual Violence Student Researcher and Advocate at SDWC.

Susannah Howe

Susannah is a sophomore from Newton, Massachusetts, concentrating in comparative literature, gender and sexuality studies, and/or public policy (probably). In addition to working as an SDWC Digital Communications Coordinator, Susannah is a SHAG peer educator and Health Leads advocate. Her interests include sexual health, queer liberation, and learning new ways to fight systems of oppression.

Rachel Levy

Rachel Levy is a senior from Washington, DC, studying biochemistry and public health. Through her position as a Sexual Violence Student Researcher and Advocate she hopes to continue studying how social determinants influence experiences of sexual violence and access to resources at Brown. She was recently given the honor of tending the SDWC garden, a responsibility that she does not take lightly. When not thinking about the SDWC garden, Rachel works for Brown EMS. 

Mary Nguyen

Mary is a junior who found herself concentrating in Health and Human Biology with a focus on Racial and Ethnic Disparities from the ever growing town of Chandler, Arizona. 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. She is also this year’s Women Students at Brown coordinator!

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 junior 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.

Alexia Ramirez

Alexia is a senior concentrating in Political Theory from Mahwah, NJ. She is interested in the evolution of government and laws, particularly with respect to their role in defining and safeguarding civil rights and liberties. In addition to her work at Sarah Doyle, she can be found facilitating dialogues as president of the Brown University Mediation Project, lecturing at the RISD Museum, and — far more likely—drinking copious amounts of coffee with her nose in a book. 

Adele Ruppert

Adele is a senior 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. 

Aanchal Saraf

Aanchal Saraf is a senior concentrating in Geography and Ethnic Studies. She identifies as a QWOC, a 1.5 generation immigrant, and as a proud Houstonian. Outside of being the Digital Communications Co-coordinator for Sarah Doyle, Aanchal works for the BCSC as a Social Justice Peer Educator Co-coordinator and is a Cogut and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She loves thinking about the links between gender, race, and ecological imperialism; singing; cats; and making meals with friends.

Nico Sedivy

Nico is a junior from good old Rhode Island, double concentrating in music and Africana studies. At the Center, ze serves as the Creative Arts Coordinator, planning events that encourage and facilitate creative expression in all media. Additionally, ze works as a teaching assistant in the American Sign Language program. In zer spare time, Nico plays and sings in various music ensembles, serves as a Sexual Assault Peer Educator, interviews student poets, and cooks a weekly vegan co-op (all eaters are welcome). Ze is a strong advocate for access to the arts for all and hopes to work effectively 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. This year, they are working as the Sarah Doyle Women’s History Series co-coordinator and the ADOCH co-coordinator for the class of 2020. 

Sana Teramoto

Sana is a senior studying an independent concentration in Educational Neuroscience. Sana is the Masculinity Series Coordinator, and is interested in the performance and embodiment of masculinity by people of all genders. They are particularly interested in the intersection between masculinity, race, and queerness. When they are not trying to fight the white cis-hetero-patriarchy, they are most likely watching (and often crying to) puppy videos and enjoying tea.

Phoebe Young

Phoebe Young is one third of the dream-team trio of CASARA coordinators this year. She is in her third 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.