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While it warms our hearts to hear that alumna Hannah Lyons (CLAS 2018) misses the Women's Center as much as it misses her, it's rewarding to see her thriving at the Law School as she steps into her new role as Lead Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review this year. We recently had the pleasure of receiving this update from Hannah:
| February 13, 2020 | legal-clinic, interns

Year: 2nd
Major: Undecided 
Hometown: Amsterdam, NL

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

Year: 4th
Major: Foreign Affairs and Spanish 
Hometown: Richmond, VA 

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I heard about the legal clinic internship and knew that it was something I wanted to be involved with. It has been a great opportunity to support both the UVA and Charlottesville communities while also engaging with other student interns and leaders at the Women's Center. 

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
Alternative Spring Break and Tri Sigma sorority  

| February 06, 2020 | legal-clinic, interns

Year: 3rd Year

Major: Media Studies and Studio Art

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

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

I wanted to become more involved in the community of women at UVA and in the greater Charlottesville area.

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

Madison House, Arts Mentors for Kids

3.    If you could describe your intern team in 3 words, what would they be?

supportive, helpful, and compassionate

| January 30, 2020 | social-media-marketing, interns

When Toni Morrison passed away in August of 2019, the public mourning on social media platforms painted a vivid picture of her far-ranging influence and the many people she impacted through her writing – starting with herself: “She has always talked about her first novel with disarming simplicity: it was the book she wanted to read and that did not exist.”  

By: Abby Palko | January 27, 2020 | Palko POV, blog

With 9 different teams, there are lots of ways for you to get involved with the Women's Center next year. Our internship program gives you the chance to combine classroom study with the practical experience of working with staff members in a particular area of advocacy. Former interns give many reasons why they chose our internship program - and why they're glad they did!

By: Leigh Ann Carver | December 17, 2019 | interns, blog

I’m “that” aunt: 99 times out of 100, my gift to you is going to be a book… or two… or three. For the past few years, I’ve watched memes about jólabókaflóð circulate Facebook with curiosity and longing. If you’ve missed this new cultural phenomenon, jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic tradition of giving books (gifts are traditionally exchanged on Christmas Eve) and then spending the late hours of the evening reading.

By: Abby Palko | December 13, 2019 | Palko POV

1.    What brought you to the women’s center?

A good friend of mine at the university introduced me to the Men's Leadership Project in the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. He is involved in many important organizations, but he emphasized how special MLP was to him. 

2.    If you could describe MLP in three words, what would they be?

Special, Important, Impactful

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

| December 05, 2019 | mens-leadership-project

This fall, I’ve been visiting each of the center's eight different internship teams for one of their meetings, luxuriating in the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at their work. It’s unsurprising but still fascinating to see the personality of each team reflected in the interns, most of whom are new to me each year, just as it is in the staff members mentoring them, most of whom I know quite well by now. 

Year: 3rd
Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Media Studies
Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA

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

I initially found the Women's Center at Days on the Lawn when I was a prospective student and volunteered there throughout my first year. The people who work at the Women's Center are always so kind and welcoming and many of the women that I admire were past interns.

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