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Latest From The Blog

  • Student Spotlight: Holly Miller

Student Spotlight: Holly Miller

  • September 21st, 2016

Get to know Social Media Marketing Team intern, Holly Miller! Year: 2nd year Major: Sociology and hopefully Global Public Health Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I really enjoy my program a lot because I am very into social media. My friends know me as the girl that is always scrolling through a feed. The social media marketing team interested me because I could put my good skills to use in a way that helps the community around me. I get to broadcast events going on at the Women’s Center and […]

  • Support and Resources for an Inclusive University Community

Support and Resources for an Inclusive University Community

  • September 15th, 2016

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with students, faculty and staff who are mounting a positive response to recent racist graffiti written in UVA residence halls. An environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes the goals of a modern public institution of higher education. The Women’s Center works to promote this environment at UVA by actively engaging in discussions about social change and bias, challenging our assumptions, and perhaps most importantly, by supporting the many students whose leadership among their peers is essential to bringing about a truly inclusive University community.

  • Student Spotlight: Triston Smith

Student Spotlight: Triston Smith

  • September 14th, 2016

Get to know Gender Violence and Social Change intern, Triston Smith! Year: 2nd Major: WGS and either Neuroscience or Cognitive Science Hometown: Kesyville, VA 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I am passionate about the Gender Violence and Social Change program because I and many of my much-loved friends and family members are survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. I think that it is up to everybody to put in the work that it takes to make sure that these problems are something that we, as a society, no longer turn a blind […]

What Students Say

The social media marketing techniques I’ve learned are practical, not just in the college setting but for my future career as well. Being in an internship class enabled me to explore women’s issues, and helped me find my passion in global development.
Joie Zhang, Intern, 2012-13
I have learned more than I thought I would and I love the work I am doing spreading the word about the awesome resources the Women’s Center has to offer students around Grounds. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of helping, supporting, and empowering women in our community.
Erin Ennis, Intern, 2012-13
Interning at the UVa Women’s Center has broadened my knowledge of how social media can be used to promote events and raise awareness. I have learned how to communicate effectively across social media platforms; what works, and what does not.
Kaitlin Mackie, Volunteer
Interning with the Women’s Center this year has been a wonderful experience. It has helped me to improve my communication skills and my ability to work with a team of people.
Ashley Koos, Intern, 2012-13