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May 27, 2020

I remember when I first came to the University of Virginia back in the Spring of 2016. Immediately, something clicked that this place, ranging from the rotunda to the lawn and down to the corner, was special. And, though I could not define it at the time, it was a place of laughs, smiles, motivated people and special places dedicated to giving back to the community. But, more important than any single attribute, this University was a HOME. 

April 23, 2020

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 16, 2020

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 09, 2020

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 02, 2020

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 

August 29, 2019

Christie McDaniel

Name: Christie McDaniel

Hometown: Dumfries, VA

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.

November 01, 2018

YWLP Big Sister Ariel Harris

Name: Ariel Harris
Year: Third Year
Major: Double in WGS & political theory

1. What brought you to the Women's Center?
Outside of my major, their resources and safe space helped me a lot with the experiences I've had my first two years of college. It's a wonderful place!

2. If you could describe YWLP or MLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?
Rewarding, humbling, and fun

October 18, 2018

YWLP Big Sister Maya Link

Name: Maya Link
Year: Second year
Major: Biology
Hometown: Richmond, VA

1. What brought you to the Women's Center?
One of my good friends had just participated in YWLP and told me what a great experience she had.

2. If you could describe YWLP or MLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?
supportive, enlightening, powerful

3. What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
Pi Beta Phi, FPAS

October 03, 2018

Student Spotlight: Nicole Baker

Get to know YWLP intern, Nicole Baker!

Year: 3rd Year
Major: Speech Pathology
Hometown: Woodstock

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