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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

Name: Jess Sommerville

Year: Second

Major: English (Area Program in Poetry Writing)

Hometown: Mason, OH

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

I admire the Women’s Center as a hub of positivity, and I am eager to collaborate with and learn from activist women. I was especially interested to join the Social Media Marketing team because I wanted to use my love for words and interest in multimedia to amplify important voices.

 

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

| February 07, 2019 | social-media-marketing, interns

Name: Jessica Meyers

Year: Second Year

Major: Economics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Yorktown, VA

 

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

| February 04, 2019 | interns

Name: Linea Fuller

Year: 2020

Major: Biology

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

 

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

I want to pursue a career in the medical field with an emphasis on women's mental and physical health. I felt like the Women's Center offered an unique opportunity for me to pursue my passion and work with other people who share similar interests.

 

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

| January 31, 2019 | interns

Name: Caroline Peters

Year: Fourth

Major: Political Philosophy Policy and Law (PPL) and Government with a minor in Religious Studies

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

 

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

I was drawn to the Women's Center because this is a space that prioritizes inclusion, compassion, and kindness, and those kind of spaces at UVA are so important for students that want to take a break from competitive or stressful spaces.

 

| January 28, 2019 | interns

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.

| January 24, 2019 | iris, interns

Feb 12, 2019 Update: Today the Department of Education notified the public that, in an abundance of caution and due to technical difficulties, they are re-opening the comment period for the proposed Title IX regulations for one day only on February 15, 2019. 

We encourage anyone who was unable to submit their input on the proposed regulations during the comment period that ended on January 28 to do so on February 15. 

By: Leigh Ann Carver | January 04, 2019 | blog

Sketching out the premise of Perfect Peace’s plot gives nothing away: when the seventh child of Emma Jean and Gus Peace is born a boy, like the preceding six, Emma Jean refuses to give up her dream of having a daughter to raise. She tells her midwife, “This is my daughter […] I know what it is, but it’s gon’ be a girl. From now on.” And so Perfect Peace is born in May 1940’s Swamp Creek, Arkansas. 

By: Abby Palko | January 02, 2019 | Palko POV

"Eat healthier." "Get more organized." "Exercise more."

These may sound familiar as resolutions we have all made many times. And then…the change doesn’t last. Changing habits is hard work but it can be done. Here are some TIPS that can help you make your resolution and stick with it!

By: Counseling Staff | December 26, 2018 | Tips, counseling

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