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WRC Staff

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Jessica is a proud SDSU alumna and has been a lecturer in the Department of Women's Studies since 2010. Previously, she worked at Jewish Family Service as the Director of Leadership Programs. Jessica is inspired each day by the spirit and passion of the students who spend time in the WRC. In addition to social justice, Jessica is deeply passionate about high-brow fiction, B-horror films, and Halloween. 
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A Chicana hamster-lover, Elzbeth graduated from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies. Her feminist inspirations include Audre Lorde, Alicia Garza, Gloria Anzaldúa and the collective Latina Rebels. Elzbeth is honored to work at the WRC to foster activism that is intersectional, accessible and community-centered. She aspires to bring mental health and mental illness awareness through programming and mentorship.

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Lori is a first year graduate student in Women’s Studies originally from Tampa, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Mathematics. She also worked at the WRC at UMaine, and is excited to bring what she learned from that experience with her to the WRC at SDSU. In her free time, Lori enjoys learning about astrology, cooking, and watching vampire movies.
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Bianca is a 4th year sociology major from the Bay Area, CA. Her interests include QTPOC liberation, sexual violence prevention and economic justice. She constantly strives to decolonize her activist framework and make space for new ways of being and knowing. Outside of academia, Bianca enjoys slam poetry, forest hikes, and falling in love with every dog she meets. 
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Marlene is a forth year social work major from Inglewood, CA. Marlene enjoys spending time at the beach and discovering new places to eat. She is passionate about protecing communities from the affects of gentrifcation. She's interested in pursing a career in education or policy. She aims to create safe, intentional intersectional spaces for underrepresetned groups in SDSU. 
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Cassy is a second year Interdisciplinary Studies major: Women’s Studies, Chicanx Studies, and Sociology, and minoring in Cultural Proficiency. Cassy enjoys connecting with multicultural organizations in effort to build community and solidarity. Cassy aims to help cultivate an environment where people feel comfortable exploring themselves. Her inspirations include; Assata Shakur, Berta Caceres, and all Femmes who resist oppression internationally. Cassy appreciates skateboarding, reading.
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Andrea is a 2nd yr ISCOR major & Webers Honors College minor from Puerto Rico. She is Vice President of Model UN and works as a RA. Andrea is passionate about social justice issues, specifically relating to the colonial status of Puerto Rico and the injustices suffered by American citizens. Andrea hopes to create a campus environment that celebrates the diversity of thoughts within its student body.
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Sahra Artan is a third-year psychology major with an interdisciplinary honors minor. She identifies as an immigrant Muslim Somali woman of color. Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, her experiences as a first-generation college student has shaped her interest in intersectional identity, creating spaces for dialogue, and social justice. She is passionate about redefining cultural forms of oral storytelling into poetry to better reflect her lived experiences as a Somali diaspora youth. 
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Doreen Hemmati is a second year Marketing major from the Bay Area. She is involved in the Weber Honors College, Womyn’s Outreach Association, and Alpha Kappa Psi. Doreen has a passion for social justice, intersectionality within feminism and people of color. Doreen’s family is from Iran and she loves to share her Persian culture and Bay Area culture as well. One day, Doreen wants to be able to create a nonprofit organization that funds after school mentor programs for at risk youth.

WRC Fellows

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Paige is a 4th yr student from La Cañada, CA double majoring in Political Science and Spanish and minoring in Women’s Studies. She hopes to attend law school and eventually work with underrepresented communities. She is passionate about culture, language, human rights, and women’s empowerment. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, baking, hiking, and traveling.  

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Kapri is a 1st generation college student, born and raised in San Diego. She is a 3rd yr criminal justice major, double minoring in Africana Studies and sociology. After starting as a volunteer at the WRC, she wanted to take what she learned and share it with others and take on more responsibility. As a Black and Filipino woman of color, she wants to promote giving underrepresented identities a platform and a voice. 
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Keely is originally from Huntington Beach and is a 3rd yr Communication major and interdisciplinary minor in the Weber’s Honors College. She hopes to get her masters in higher education and student affairs. As a 1st generation college student, she aspires to one day take on a job role that allows her to create better access to education and a more enriched college experience for those of all walks of life. 
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Samantha is a 2nd yr Political Science major, Women Studies minor at SDSU. She was born and raised here in San Diego, in a very political family. Politics are an absolute love and infatuation of hers. She has a passion for feminism as well. She loves reading, writing and being creative, and stay very connected with her loving family. She is especially passionate about human rights transgressions or violations and social justice issues. 
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Fernanda is a graduate student in Women Studies, a research graduate assistant in SDSU Spanish department focused on sociolinguistics & the co-chair of SDSU Selach (grad student Spanish organization). Derived from her upbringing in Guadalajara, she holds an intense interest in transnational/women of color/decolonial feminisms, & bilingual/bicultural development, education & interactions. She works as feminist translator and interpreter in the SD-Tijuana borderlands. 
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Emma is a 2nd yr Microbiology major, minoring in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Studies with the Honors College. Emma is a first generation American. She was a volunteer at the WRC and is exicted to be a fellow. She is an officer for the Red Cross Club on campus. She hopes to be involved with humanitarian work within the US and abroad before becoming a Physician’s Assistant. She does hand embroidery, reads whenever she finds the time and takes pictures of dogs that she sees on the street.
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Katie is a 3rd yr Social Science major from Angels Camp, CA. She works as an Academic Mentor and as an officer for Teatro Azteca. In her free time, she enjoys making music and hiking. Katie plans to earn her Master in higher education and someday hopes to work with students as an advisor or career counselor. She is passionate about finding strength in intersectional community and exploring new ideas that can help to create a better future regarding a variety of issues.
For more information contact:
Women's Resource Center
5121 Campanile Drive (Next to the Pride Center on the corner of Lindo Paseo and Campanile)
wrc@mail.sdsu.edu  |  (619) 594-2304

If you are interested in more information about the WRC or want to be added to our email list, please be in touch with Jessica Nare, WRC Coordinator, or stop by our new location!