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Name: Rachel Dadoo
Major: Economics- Pre Comm track
Year: Second

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

My first-year RA inspired me to apply to the Women's Center because she would always tell me about the amazing opportunities she had while being an intern. The women's Center is more than just a program, it's a family of incredible women who motivate and inspire each other to be the best versions of ourselves.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

| October 29, 2020 | engaged scholarship, interns

For much of the history of UVA, it was plausible to represent THE student with a single image. It’s time to (re)present what we mean when we say “UVA student” today. 

| October 28, 2020 | interns

Name: Evie Galvan
Major: Women and Gender Studies, dance minor
Year: Fourth

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

I wanted to be part of a supportive community of individuals with similar goals and passions to mine.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

The Aminé concert.

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

| October 22, 2020 | interns

Having just arrived a mere month ago on Grounds, you start to hear it everywhere: "you need to start signing leases for the next year, or you will be left out." In the rush to find that perfect spot, or perhaps out of fear of being left without choices, many students –especially first and second years—sign leases with people they do not know well, for apartments that may not be nearly as great as they sounded when their friends first told them about them.

Name: Abeba Amenshowa
Major: Global Development Studies and Foreign Affairs
Year: Third

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

I was attracted to the welcoming environment full of diverse women who I knew I'd be able to depend on and learn from.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

My favorite memories at UVA have all been nights I've spent kicking it at my crib with my friends and us just enjoying each other's company.

| October 15, 2020 | engaged scholarship, interns

As the Body Positive team settles into our new routine of virtual weekly meetings, we have been working hard to revamp our programing to make it online friendly and welcome more voices to the table. One of the coolest things (in my opinion) about our program is that we offer a two-session group-based intervention called the Body Project to female identifying women at UVA.

By: Aisha Saeed | October 14, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

I stare at the reminder on my calendar: draft due to Leigh Ann, and the only words that come to mind are “I have no more words.” It’s time to write my next column. But it’s also time to pause and absorb the fact that we are six months into living remotely in an effort to contain a global pandemic, and over 200,000 of my fellow citizens have died in those six months.

It has been a long six months. 

There is a very good reason I feel like I have no more words – an intertwined set of very good reasons, actually.

By: Abby Palko | October 08, 2020 | Palko POV

Name: Chloe Lyda
Major: Double Major in Government and English and Double Minor in Global Sustainability and Women, Gender, & Sexuality
Year: Third Year

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

I wanted to learn how to advocate more effectively and respectfully (in terms of not speaking over those that have experiences and identities that I do not).

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

| October 08, 2020 | interns

Name: Julia Paraiso
Year: Third
Major: Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

| October 07, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

Name: Jessie Meyers
Year: Fourth, first year MPP Student
Major: Economics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

| October 07, 2020 | Body Positive, interns