Meet the WGC
Tanzania (Taz) Brown '18, Program Coordinator
Taz Brown is a first year from Charleston, South Carolina. I intend to be a Political Science and Religion major. I got involved with the Women's and Gender Center because I want to teach younger generations in the community how to combat our gender normative society through their own gender expression and their understanding of women and gender issues.
Olivia Rosenfeld '18, Outreach Coordinator
Hi I'm Olivia and I am a first year from Ridgewood, New Jersey. I plan on being either a Mathematics or Economics major. Along with working at the WGC, I am on the lacrosse team and the Outing Club here at Amherst. As a WGC staff member I would like to encourage dialogue and expression concerning gender identity and individuality. I believe the WGC has the ability to positively influence the Amherst College community.
Jessica Maposa '17, Outreach Coordinator
Hi! I'm Jessica, a junior from North Grafton, Massachusetts. I'm a Architecture and Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought double major. On campus I'm involved in Center for Community Engagement, Engagement Fellows at the Alumni and Parent Programming Office, and the Human Rights Commission for the Town of Amherst. I wanted to join the WGC because I believe that the work that we do here is important. Working for the WGC is the perfect opportunity to help Amherst students start talking about the issues surround women and gender. I want to have an active roles in confronting these issues.
Bonnie Drake '17, Programming Coordinator
Bonnie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and Boulder, CO. She is a Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought major, with a possible double major in Sociology. For the last few years, her activism work has focused on LGBTQ rights, sexual respect, and reproductive justice. On campus she is a Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect and the Sexual Respect Officer for the president's cabinet. She is also on the Sexual Respect Task Force, is a Resident Counselor, and most recently is a programming coordinator for the Women's and Gender Center! In the future she hopes to be involved in policy work.
Seewai Hui '16, Library Coordinator
Hi! I’m Seewai and I’m a senior English major from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided to get involved with the WGC because when I came to Amherst I slowly became more and more aware of the women’s and gender issues on campus as well as in the broader world. I felt a need to get involved with talking about and confronting these issues.
Sam O'Brien '18, Office Coordinator
Hi I’m Sam! I am a sophomore, undeclared but prospective SWAGS and LJST double major. I am from Chatham, New Jersey. In addition to working at the WGC, I write and edit for The Indicator, Circus (literary magazine) and Gaia (environmental publication). I will be receiving training for Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in January. I am very fascinated by the various institutions that support sexism and the way in which language creates/ informs a sexist culture; I believe that by picking apart these things we can get closer to “equality” (whatever that means).