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Student Spotlight: Talley Snow

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Talley Snow! Year: Second year Major: Undeclared Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I was very lucky to attend private school my entire life, eventually going to an all-girls private school from sixth grade on. At my all-girls school, I was able to learn in an environment where I was surrounded by only girls and was encouraged to speak up. While in high school we had some co-ed classes, I think that an all-girls school really made a difference during my middle school development, because that […]
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Student Spotlight: Carrie Bohmer

Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change intern, Carrie Bohmer! Year: 4th Major: Psychology and Women, Gender, and , Sexuality Hometown: Richmond, VA 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? ​​I think that gender based violence is 100% preventable and so it’s really important for me to try to end it. Too many people are hurt by it and I wanna be a part of fixing this. I want to be a sexual assault therapist after college and so I think also working in prevention and awareness will help me to have a well-rounded […]

Student Spotlight: Meghan Grumbling-McKenna

Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change intern, Meghan Grumbling-McKenna! Year: 3rd Major: American Government and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Hometown: Smithfield, Virginia 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? For years, I have been fighting against sexual and gender-based violence. Last year, I was an intern for the Women’s Center Legal Clinic, and it was incredibly moving to see the impact these free clinics had within the Charlottesville community. However I wanted to engage more with the community and fight for an issue for which I care deeply. So I applied to the […]

Student Spotlight: Nick Rupert

Get to know Men’s Leadership Project Big Brother, Nick Rupert! Year: Second Year Major: Pre-Comm, and Music Hometown: Clifton, VA 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? The Men’s Leadership Project (MLP) gives me hope for the future. As a big brother in MLP I get to work with my little brother and the other seventh graders in MLP in order for all of us to grow and become better leaders. A lot of these kids have never had a consistent male role model in their lives and it’s been such a rewarding experience being […]

Student Spotlight: Nicole Baker

Get to know YWLP Big, Nicole Baker! Year: First Year Major: I plan to major in Communications Disorders Hometown: Woodstock, Va 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I am involved in the YWLP program at UVA where I am a Big sister to a middle school girl. This program is important to me because it helps to begin empowering young girls, teaching them leadership skills, respect, and self development at a crucial point in adolescent development. I love helping and watching the girls grow in their confidence! 2. What made you choose UVA over […]

Student Spotlight: Golda Houndoh

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Golda Houndoh! Name: Golda Houndoh Major: Hopefully Global Development Studies and Anthropology Hometown: Born in Togo, West Africa but Hometown is Leesburg, Virginia 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I’m passionate about the YWLP program at the Women’s Center because my Little Sister has already showed me so much in the most subtle ways and I feel so lucky to have her and YWLP in my life. 2. What made you choose UVA over other schools you applied to? I felt like I was at home the second […]

Student Spotlight: Catherine Toro

Get to know YWLP intern, Catherine Toro! Year: 3rd Major: Psychology and African American Studies, (AAS undeclared) Hometown: Baltimore, MD 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I didn’t really know what mentorship meant until I came to college. My first year here I went out of my way to become friends with people who inspired me, but also people I could relate to and go to for advice. In myself, I quickly saw how having role models so close to you, mentors that could relate to what I knew and where I came from, […]

Student Spotlight: Courtney Morgan

Get to know Women, Girls, and Global Justice intern, Courtney Morgan! Year: 4th Major: Leadership & Public Policy Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I love the Women, Girls, & Global Justice program because I get to work with people who are doing awesome things both right here in Charlottesville and in other countries! Though time differences make Skype meeting logistics interesting, I love the fact the world is connected enough for me to work on projects here at UVA that connect me to the incredible work that people are […]
By |November 30th, 2016|Blog, Interns|0 Comments

Student Spotlight: Chinyere Okoro

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Chinyere Okoro! Year: 3rd Major: Speech Communication Disorders; Youth and Social Innovation Hometown: Brookfield, WI 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? As a UVA student it is important for me to connect with the Charlottesville community and build relationships with my neighbors. I am passionate about YWLP because because it provides a unique opportunity to connect with a middle school girl in Charlottesville and invest in her academic and leadership development. Amidst the stress of UVA, YWLP grounds me and motivates me to continue studying and working towards […]
By |November 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Student Spotlight: Taylor Lamb

Get to know Iris Magazine intern, Taylor Lamb! Year: Third Major: English with a minor in Drama Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I am passionate about Iris Magazine because I fully believe in the power of art to impact social change, and writing is most certainly an art. It’s so important for women to have a magazine that is just for them- both for reading and for expression. Iris has given me an amazing platform to express my ideas, even if at times they are controversial. I really appreciate […]
By |November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Interns|0 Comments