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Year: 3rd
Major: Batten (Leadership & Public Policy) & Spanish
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

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

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.

| September 26, 2019 | social-media-marketing, interns

Year: Third

Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Newport News, VA


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

I came to the Women’s Center because of my desire to get more involved in the Charlottesville community and my concern for social issues.


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

Planned Parenthood Generation Action and Madison House.


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

| September 19, 2019 | engaged scholarship, Speaking in Hues, interns

Fourth Year
Major: History
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


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

| September 12, 2019 | engaged scholarship, interns

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.

| September 06, 2019 | engaged scholarship, interns

Name: Christie McDaniel

Hometown: Dumfries, VA

| August 29, 2019 | young-women-leaders-program

In July of 2017, we were in the early stages of planning the event that the Women’s Center would host for the 2018 Community MLK Celebration. I knew that I wanted to bring Loretta Ross to UVA for a public lecture, and she and I were in conversation about the theme and goals for her talk. After August 11th and 12th, we pivoted directions.

By: Abby Palko | August 29, 2019 | Palko POV

This piece has been reprinted from UVA Today. You can find the original article here.

If there is one word that captures Dorrie Fontaine’s contributions to the University of Virginia, its School of Nursing and her leadership, it would be “compassion.”

By: Anne Bromley | August 29, 2019 | Awards, blog

Taylor Thompson (Arch '21) is this year's recipient of our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grant. Taylor's involvement with housing policy came through his long-standing work with Habitat for Humanity International as a volunteer and through his training to follow in his mother's footsteps as an architect.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | June 20, 2019 | Awards

Black feminist philosophy holds us to a high standard of solidarity. When we breach a barrier or achieve a success, we are obligated to turn back to help someone behind us. Michelle Obama articulates this responsibility as “when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of do not slam it shut behind reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” 

By: Abby Palko | June 06, 2019 | Palko POV