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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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Queena received her Bachelor degree in Women's Studies at SDSU and is proud to be working towards a Master of Postsecondary Educational Leadership. Queena is dedicated to sexual violence prevention and education. She cares deeply about creating social change and promoting equity for underrepresented communities. Queena spends her free time exploring new places, trying different foods, and enjoying outdoor activities. 

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Liz was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She spent over a year working with Sexual Assault Support Services in Lane County Oregon before graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's in Psychology and moving to San Diego. Inspirational, Pro-Black, artistic, feminist, currently earning her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with career goals of becoming a couple's intimacy therapist. Liz spends her downtime painting, drawing, reading and dancing.
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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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Bianca is a third-year sociology major from the Bay Area, California. She is a Xicana feminist, writer, and thinker. In her free time, she enjoys reading, discovering new art, and falling in love with every dog she meets. She is excited to dedicate her time at the WRC to promoting social change and providing an inclusive, empowering space for queer women of color to grow and thrive.
Marlene is a third year Social Work major. She is a brown Xicana feminist looking to inspire and mobilize communities around her. Marlene aims to create intersectional spaces for womyn of color in SDSU. She enjoys doing community organizing to advocate for underrepresented groups in San Diego and Los Angeles. She loves spending time at the beach and discovering new places to go.
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Sarah is a senior majoring in Rhetoric and Writing Studies and minoring in Women’s Studies. She identifies as a Chicanx feminist and an open heart. Sarah is passionate about building a space that is intersectional, transformative, and radically loving. As a writer, she enjoys creating zines and typing feverously in her IPhone notes. Sarah is grateful for the individuals that enter the space each day and the experiences they bring to every interaction at WRC. 
Marisol (she/her) is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. She was raised in Denver, Colorado and enjoys going on hikes or snowboarding when she visits home. Marisol just returned from a semester abroad in Seville, Spain. Marisol is a firm believer in the power of feminist friendships, and that is why she is responsible for the femtorship program at the WRC. If you see her around, feel free to ask her about the program or her study abroad experience!
Andrea is a first year ISCOR major from Puerto Rico. Her hobbies include gardening, watching C-Span, and reading. Andrea is passionate about social justice issues, specifically relating to human rights violations within the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. Andrea hopes to create a campus environment that celebrates the diversity of thoughts within its student body. 

Priscilla is a Latina who loves hot-Cheetos with lemon and makeup. She is currently working on her B.A. in English and is a member of the Association of Chicana Activists. Priscilla is an advocate for women's empowerment, especially women of color. Priscilla's biggest inspiration is Frida Kahlo, who has inspired her to be genuine to herself, and see herself as art, regardless of the gendered norms imposed by family, partners, and mainstream media. 

WRC Fellows

Sara is a second year Criminal Justice major from Oxnard, California. In her free time she enjoys reading cheesy young adult novels, visiting museums, and eating her way through San Diego. Sara is honored to be a Fellow at the WRC, and is looking forward to contributing her time to help provide an inclusive, empowering space for the women of the SDSU community.
Angie is a second year International Security and Conflict Resolution major. Originally from San Diego, Angie is a first generation college student. She is passionate about social justice, environmental sustainability, and politics. Angie is excited to work at the WRC to further empower, encourage, and support women. She aspires to have a career where she can write and implement legislation that gives women equality and more resources to be safe, successful, and happy. 
A Chicana dog-lover, coffee nut, Diana is in her third year at SDSU, plans to graduate with a B.A in Woman Studies and minor in Spanish. Her feminist inspirations include Sonia Sotomayor, Audre Lorde and Roxane Gay. Diana is honored to work at the WRC to foster her education in community-centered resources. She aspires to create a campus that embraces diversity. 
A sports enthusiast, Jennifer is an Undergrad pursuing a B.A. In Business Management. Originally from Chicago she migrated to San Diego to raise her younger sister.  She volunteers at the Challenge Athletes Foundation and helps manage a high school wrestling team. Her Feminist inspirations are Charlotte Cooper, Billie Jean King, and Emma Pooley. Jennifer is delighted to work at the WRC and learn more about the different waves of feminism. 

Cheri is a tattooed, blue haired, Lego loving, coffee fiend and mother of three. She is a Public Health major with a double minor in Counseling and Social Change and LGBT Studies. She is inspired by all the strong women and activists that came before me and walk beside me. Cheri is passionate about creating a space that honors the intersectionality of the human experience and fosters growth. She is excited for the opportunity to work with and advocate for other student parents on campus.
Destiny Ortiz is in her last semester at SDSU. Destiny will be receiving her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in LGBT Studies this upcoming May. During her free time, she enjoys reading the memoirs of empowering young women around the world to inspire her to see the world in an intersectional lens. Destiny is looking forward to taking part in the social justice and raising awareness that the WRC partakes in.
A returning student working on finishing up my bachelors degree, Bonnie is an English Major and a Women’s Studies minor. Bonnie has been working with women and body image for over a decade now and hopes to continue that work as well as branch out to other education and outreach work in the field of women’s and gender issues. Bonnie has two kids, ages 15 and 12, and is really excited to share these next few teen years with them.
A sophomore at San Diego State who is originally from a small town in Eastern Oregon. Her major is Political Science with a minor in Women's Studies. She hopes to gain knowledge from others in this fellowship and be a part of intersectional feminist activism. 

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!