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Seshi Konu graduated from the School of Architecture in 2020 after serving as a Women’s Center intern during her second year at UVA. 

This piece has been reprinted from UVA Today. You can find the original article here.

Nancy Howell Agee and Marion Weiss each experienced an early and strong affinity for their respective fields. From opposite coasts, each chose the University of Virginia as the place they would build the foundation for rewarding careers, reaching levels of leadership where few women are found even now, 45 years after they arrived on Grounds.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | May 21, 2020 | Awards

After graduating from UVA in 2014 with a degree in History and African-American and African Studies, Dejah Carter returned to UVA for her Masters in Higher Ed in Student Affairs and joined the Women’s Center as a Greer Fellow. The impact of her work with the center’s Women, Girls & Global Justice team that year is still felt today with the programs she helped build like the Black Womanhood in College Workshop. She is currently the Assistant Director at the Women’s Community Center at Stanford University.

Like everyone else who is currently teaching, I needed to revise the syllabus for my course mid-semester. As I did that, I inserted this graphic at the top as a visual reminder for my students. If we focus on the “moon,” its light can help us see the meaning and good we can find in this moment. But, we need a sustainable schedule to do that.

By: Abby Palko | April 28, 2020 | Palko POV

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Name: Reva Joshi
Year: 2
Major: Political and Social Thought
Hometown: Vienna, VA

1.   What brought you to the Women's Center?
Mentorship is always something I have been passionate about, and I knew I wanted to pursue that in college. I also think the Women’s Center is such a unique and phenomenal space for students of all backgrounds and ideas to come together. A girl in my sorority told me about YWLP, which seemed like the perfect way for me to get involved in both. She encouraged me to apply, and it was the best decision I ever made!

| April 23, 2020 | young-women-leaders-program, interns

Name: Molly Cardenas

Year: 4th Year

Major: Youth & Social Innovation

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
Initially for the counseling resources, but I am interested in entering a profession after graduation that helps specifically adolescents (possibly social work or school counselor), so the Women’s Center was a great way for me to get introduced to the field of helping young women explore who they are!

| April 16, 2020 | young-women-leaders-program, interns

Name: Kaitlyn Hyun
Year: Third year
Major: Public Policy & Leadership
Hometown: Fairfax, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I found out about YWLP and, as a result, the Women's Center as well!

2.    If you could describe YWLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?

Opportunities to grow

3.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

Grace Christian Fellowship, Bearings Journal, Batten Undergraduate Council Internal Committee

| April 09, 2020 | young-women-leaders-program, interns

Name: Alexis Deschamps 
Year: Second 
Major: Commerce
Hometown: Ashburn, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I love the positive environment it creates that is so supportive and encouraging to women! 

2.    If you could describe YWLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?

rewarding, special, inspiring

3.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

HASS and the Women’s Business Forum in McIntire 

| April 02, 2020 |

Some of you know that my husband is disabled. I usually say he “has mobility challenges” or “health issues.” He says he’s crippled. The medical reality is that he has a C4-level spinal cord injury that he incurred in a swimming accident at the Jersey Shore eight years ago. In the immediate aftermath, he spent 8 weeks in the hospital. We sought a “new normal” and, silver lining to that experience, I learned some things that I’d like to share with you.

By: Abby Palko | March 31, 2020 | Palko POV

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