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October 21, 2015

Get to know Gender Violence and Social Change intern, Amber Wang!

Year: Second Year
Major: Undeclared (interested in Psychology and Women, Gender, Sexuality studies)
Hometown: Manassas, VA

October 14, 2015

Get to know Marketing Communications intern, Maggie Mascarenhas!

Year: 3rd
Major: Government and History
Hometown: Falls Church City, VA

October 07, 2015

Get to know our Marketing Communications intern, Erin Falk!

Year: 3rd
Major: Media Studies and American Studies
Hometown: Springfield, VA

What do you miss the most about your hometown when you’re at U.Va.?
I miss watching Jeopardy with my family and making up new nicknames for our dog, Hoot, together!

September 30, 2015

Get to know our Marketing Communications intern, Maggie Whalen!

Year: 4th
Major: English
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA

What do you miss the most about your hometown when you’re at U.Va.?
The beach! My pup. My family. San Francisco fog!

September 16, 2015

Get to know senior Body Positive intern and Volunteer Corps Coordinator, Tricia O'Donnell!

Year: 3rd
Major: Media Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

September 10, 2015

Get to know senior Body Positive intern, Laura Widener!

Year: Fourth
Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Hometown: Richmond, VA

 

1. What do you miss the most about your hometown when you’re at U.Va.?
When I am at U.Va., I miss my family and their laughter the most.

2. What drew you to the Women’s Center and your program?

April 29, 2015

In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.

February 17, 2015

When I was 10 years old, I wanted to be a gymnast. At 15 years old, I wanted to be a journalist. At 20 years old, I wanted to be a teacher. And at 25 years old, I just wanted to be happy…

At almost 30 years old - on the verge of yet another major career change and international move with my husband, the goal is … to at least be able to finally afford buying a real couch for my living room – one of those L-shaped sectionals that I could just sink into after a long day of work.

February 17, 2015

What began at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center as a project to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has now evolved into a year-long partnership with the local non-profit Monticello Area Community Action Agency’s (MACAA) Hope House program.

January 13, 2015

With the help of their Bigs, Littles recently conquered “the biggest fear most people have,” according to U.Va. Drama Associate Professor Kate Burke: Speaking in public.

On Dec. 6, the Young Women Leaders Program gathered in the afternoon for its annual Fall Finale at Newcomb Hall that kicked off with lunch and a special motivational talk from Burke for the Bigs and Littles, prior to performing choreographed and rehearsed musical presentations to families and peers.

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