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Rachel is a second year undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, and one of the recipients of the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award for her work studying how macrophages control calcium within the MCU complex. Research on these processes could lead to new therapeutic treatments for Alzheimer's, autoimmune diseases, and more. Her passion for research continues to develop as she is given more responsibilities in her lab, and she is constantly inspired by one of her lab mentors, Taylor Downs, who will be starting at UVA’s medical school in the fall.

| March 08, 2019 | international-womens-month

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


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

| March 07, 2019 | interns

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 28, 2019 | legal-clinic, interns

We relish the opportunity for the Women’s Center to be part of the Community MLK Celebration each year but the lecture we hosted for the 2019 celebration of Women in the Movement was an especially fitting one as students and colleagues crowded Minor Hall to hear Brittney Cooper on January 22. January 22 was the third national day of racial healing as a part of the W.K.

By: Abby Palko | February 26, 2019 | Palko POV

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

By: Anne Bromley | February 25, 2019 | Awards

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 21, 2019 | social-media-marketing, interns

Tony Reyes studied Accounting and IT at UVA graduating from the McIntire School of Commerce in 2012. Tony was one of the pioneering Big Brothers in the early years of our Men's Leadership Project. We recently caught up with Tony to find out where life has taken him and what's stayed with him from his MLP days. 


Where do you work now?

I'm a Financial Accounting Advisory Services Manager at EY helping companies navigate business and accounting change or disruption with an integrated risk based perspective.


| February 21, 2019 | mens-leadership-project, Alum Spotlight

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?

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.

Name: Madeline Speirs

Year: Fourth Year

Major: Media Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Leesburg, VA


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

| February 14, 2019 | social-media-marketing, interns