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September 12, 2019

Jordan Smithson

Fourth Year
Major: History
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


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

September 06, 2019

Alex Dizon

Name : Alex Dizon

Year: 3rd year

Major: Cognitive Science

Hometown: Midlothian, VA

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

There are many areas that need to see improvement in society, and with the Women's Center I can help facilitate some of the change that needs to be made.

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
Madison House MedServices, Rotaract, HooThinks, Transfer Advisory Board, Women in STEM.

May 10, 2019

As we posted Iris’s last issue for the 2018-2019 school year, we could not have been happier to have spent the last several months sharing our thoughts, ideas, and passions with the Iris readership. For many of us, the closing of this year means the closing of our chapters at both Iris and at UVA. On one hand, we all love a good transition. We love the opportunity to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.

April 25, 2019

Komal Kamdar

Name: Komal Kamdar

Year: 2nd

Major: Leadership & Public Policy and Spanish

Hometown: Virginia Beach

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

March 28, 2019

Diana Sanchez

Name: Diana Sanchez

Year: Fourth Year

Major: Spanish and French double major

Hometown: Danville, Va


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

I was a Big Sister for YWLP last year and fell in love with the program. I decided to become an intern because I wanted to continue to be a part of the program but also was interested to learn how YWLP functions behind the scenes.


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

March 07, 2019

Olivia Phillips

Name: Olivia Phillips
Year: Third
Major: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Ashland, VA


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

February 28, 2019

Nadia Camperlengo

Name: Nadia Camperlengo

Year: Fourth Year

Major: American Studies (concentration in Popular & Visual Culture)

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA


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

February 21, 2019

Leah Taylor

Name: Leah Taylor

Year: Third

Major: American Studies/Media Studies

Hometown: Stamford, CT


What brought you to the Women's Center?

My first year at UVA, I struggled to find a place where I felt like I fit in. When I walked into the Women's Center, I immediately felt like I was at home. My internship at the Women's Center has introduced me to so many strong, empowered women who have encouraged me to be more confident in myself and I couldn't be more grateful.

February 19, 2019

James Allman-Gulino

Our series on alumni who served as Big Brothers in the earliest years of our Men's Leadership Project continues this week with James Allman-Gulino. James graduated from the College with a Foreign Affairs major in 2008 and earned his Masters in Public Policy from the Batten School in 2009. Today, as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, James handles Political Affairs and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. 


Whose work inspires you to aim higher or think differently?

February 15, 2019

Claire Buckholz

Our YWLP Big Sisters are the face of the program, but it takes a village to bring dozens of UVA women in to the local community to mentor middle school girls every year! The interns who help with program operations for YWLP have created a series of posts to introduce you to the students serving as YWLP mentoring group facilitators.