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December 02, 2021

Class Year: 2022

Major: Anthropology

Hometown: Lorton, VA

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

Last year, I was training and working as a PHE (Peer Health Educator) on Grounds, and got a chance to do a collaboration with the Women's Center for the Iris Magazine. I enjoyed the process so much that I wanted to return as an intern.

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

November 17, 2021

Class Year: 2023

Major: Media Studies

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

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

I heard about it from a friend, and loved reading Iris Magazine.

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

I would actually say it was helping put on the first in-person open mic of this semester with the other executive members of Flux Poetry and Spoken Word. It was so amazing to see everyone and listen to some amazing work.

October 29, 2021

Class Year: 2022

Major: Government and English

Hometown: Goochland, VA

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

I have always loved the Women's Center's support of all students, and I wanted to be a part of that support system in a more involved way.

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

I loved rushing The Corner after we won the Men's Basketball National Championship in 2019. The energy and excitement was amazing.

October 31, 2019

Caroline Bohra

Year: Fourth

Major: English

Hometown: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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

To be empowered and empower others. I’ve always admired the organization and in my last year I wanted to dedicate my time to leaving UVA better than I found it. Even if it was in the smallest ways.

 

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

English Students Association, Take Back the Night, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, College Council

 

October 10, 2019

Name: Cady Romach
Year: 2nd
Major: Media Studies

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

I was given a flyer at the fall activities fair about the Women’s Center, and I think it mentioned something about the internships they offer. I was really interested because I was looking for a way to get involved with something related to my potential career interests. Once I learned about it, I scanned the website and found myself admiring the services they provide.

 

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.

January 24, 2019

Maeve Hayden

Name: Maeve Hayden

Year: 4th

Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Afton, Virginia

 

What brought you to the Women's Center?

After transferring my second year, I struggled to find my place and voice at UVA. The Women's Center and Iris give me a place to talk to like-minded, passionate people.

 

What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

In the past I served on the Transfer Student Advisory Board, as well as working as a Transfer Student Peer Advisor.

September 27, 2018

Elizabeth Bangura

Major: Area Program in Literary Prose
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New York
Year: Third

1. What brought you to the Women's Center?
I came to the Women's Center in hopes of not being a single voice for black women on Grounds, but becoming a medium that allows ALL our differing and intersectional voices to be heard. 

September 21, 2018

Kirsten Hemrich

Tell us a bit about what you’re doing now and how you got to where you are:
I currently am on fellowship at UVA for visual art. I also work part-time for Iris Magazineas an illustrator. My illustrations often address identity, feminism, and political issues. My paintings however are more abstract and address the nuances of memory and my own personal experiences. 

February 01, 2018

While’s no great surprise that our Iris editor, Mary Esselman, has not one but four “favorite” fictional heroines, there’s one real-life feminist she loves to sing along with that you’ll have to read to believe.
 
1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.

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