Meet the WGC
Tanzania (Taz) Brown '18, Student Coordinator-Administration
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, Student 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, Student Coordinator-Outreach
Hi! I'm Jessica, a sophomore from North Grafton, Massachusetts. I'm currently undecided as far as majors go, but I should know soon. On campus I'm involved in club soccer, Girls Inc. tutoring, Ed Pros, CCE Front Desk Team, Engagement Fellows at the Alumni and Parent Programming Office, and Marsh as House President. 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, Student Coordinator-Programming
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, Student Coordinator-Administration
Hi! I’m Seewai and I’m a junior 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.