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Rebecca Williams

  Title: WGSE Programmer
  Email: Rebecca.Williams@sa.ucsb.edu
  Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Becca is a Santa Barbara native recently returned from obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Sussex in the UK. There, she studied Gender and International Development with a focus on the interaction between feminist organizations and minority groups. In the last 10 years Becca has lived, worked, and studied across five continents to promote gender equality.  She’s thrilled to be back in her beautiful hometown, and looks forward to contributing to the amazing work of the WGSE.

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Jeremy Chow

  Title: Graduate Student Assitant
  Email: Jeremy.Chow@sa.ucsb.edu

  Pronouns: He/Him/His

Jeremy is currently a doctoral student in the English Department; his research explores British literature in conjunction with gender and sexuality studies.

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Sophia Gimenez

 Title: Co-Graduate Student Advisor
  Email: Sophia.Gimenez@sa.ucsb.edu
  Pronouns: She/Her/hers

Sophia is a M.A./ Ph.D. student in History of Art and Architecture. She studies early  twentieth century French art  and visual culture. Her Interests include feminist theory, eroticism, sexuality, transgression, otherness, and the sacred. She is  dedicated to community building through applications of  feminist principles, activism, education, and empowerment. The Women's Center advocates for these goals and allows the opportunity for collaboration with like-minded members of the UCSB community.

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Eyra Dordi

Title: Student Programmer
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 Eyra Dordi is a fourth year, majoring in Ecology and Evolution. She is passionate about inclusive sexual and reproductive health education, and making UCSB a more accepting and inclusive campus community. She has been working at the Women's Center for 3 years, and is very excited to continue working on these issues after graduation.



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Alicia Nicole Green

Title: Student Programmer
Pronouns: She/Her/hers

 Alicia Nicole Green is a second year student majoring in Biopsychology. She is a programmer for the Women's Center who believes in intersectional feminism and complex identities. In the future, she would like to become a researcher who finds creative ways to diversify the STEM world. Alicia is working for the Women's Center, because she agrees with the core values of the department. She wants to work with a feminist organization that fights for all social groups and works toward gender equality.

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Gabby Felder

Title: Student Programmer
Pronouns: She/Her/hers

Gabby Felder is a third year student double majoring in Ecology and Evolution and Biological Anthropology. Her interests include working with underrepresented populations, especially women, in STEM fields. She works at the Women’s Center because she enjoys being surrounded by like-minded people who share similar interests and worldviews.


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Thao Nguyen

Title: Student Programmer
Pronouns: She/her/hers

 Thao Ngyuen is a third year, Feminist Studies major. Her studies/focus of interest is of
 intersectionality, specifically issues relating to how colonialism and imperialism has affected API women’s reproductive health and how that community is pushing back through reproductive justice. She developed an interest in working for the Women’s Center during her second year as a volunteer for the WGSE department. She tabled and attended events that were hosted by the resource centers housed under the department. Thao found a community which she connected with and wanted to also see herself represent on campus as an AAPI identified women.

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Paige Bradford

Title: Student Programmer
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Paige Bradford is a Sociology Major, Second Year. Paige is interested in how allies can be a better source of support in movements in the future, and how social justice issues effect people’s daily lives and relationships. She applied to work at the Women’s Center because their mission and vision intersect with her own views and opinions. Paige enjoys working here because she gets to work on programs that provide people with support and celebrate different identities.​

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Gabriela Alatorre

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her/They/Them

Gabriela Alatorre is a fourth year Global Studies and French double-major. Her study and focus is working with underrepresented populations, especially women of color in undeveloped countries. She developed an interest to work at the Women’s Center because she enjoyed having a safe space where she could interact with other like-minded individuals who share the same views and interests.

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Riane Torres

Title: Web Editor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Riane Torres is a fourth year Feminist Studies major. Her study is focused on studying women who are in the STEM field, researching, why they leave, and how the STEM field could improve in order to welcome more women and retain them. She is also interested of how women are represented in media. She developed an interest to work at the Women’s Center because she loves working in a place that is full of resources to educate oneself on Women's, Gender, and LGTBQ+ studies and has a mission that intersects with her own views.