Who We Are

Women’s Center Staff

Jess Myers, Director

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Amelia Meman, Assistant Director

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Bri Gumbs, Program Coordinator

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Scheduling Meetings on Staff Calendars

Students are encouraged to schedule meetings and appointments with Women’s Center staff during their open office hours. Please see our calendars for easy online scheduling. If our appointment slots do not work for your needs, email staff members directly or request a meeting through our shared email account (womenscenter@umbc.edu). We are able to offer in-person or virtual meetings.

Student Staff

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Women’s Center Spring 2020 Staff

The Women’s Center is proud to hire undergraduate students in both for-credit internships and paid staff positions. Our student staff are at the heart of our work and have the opportunity to apply their learning in a challenging but highly supportive environment.

We offer internships in collaboration with several departments on campus, including the Honors College, Social Work, Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Psychology. Interns must attend staff training and generally are hired in the late spring for the following full academic year.

The Women’s Center offers paid staff positions through the UMBC Federal Work Study program. If you meet the requirements for work study and wish to join the Women’s Center team, send us an email at womenscenter@umbc.edu. Please note, student staff must attend staff training and generally are hired in the late spring for the following academic year.

Women’s Center Advisory Board

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The Women’s Center Advisory Board is a collective of graduate students, classified staff, associate staff, and faculty with an interest in participating in the processes associated with developing and maintaining the UMBC Women’s Center.

Board members are appointed for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal. The Women’s Center seeks to serve a diverse population of women, gender minorities, as well as men interested in gender equity. As a result, a diverse board is sought to assure that varying needs and interests are represented. Recruitment takes place each spring semester and interested community members are encouraged to apply.

The Friends of the Women’s Center is an affiliate program of the board designed for UMBC faculty members. If you would like to serve as a Friend of the Women’s Center, please email us at womenscenter@umbc.edu.

Current Advisory Board Members:

Amanda Sharp, Academic Success Center
Antoinette Newsome, McNair Scholars
Beatriz Gutiérrez-Malagón, Campus Life
Cynthia Wagner, Biological Sciences
Davina Orieukwu, Athletics (Track and Field)
Dinah Winnick, Office of Institutional Advancement
Jennifer Harrison, Faculty Development Center
Jessica Wyatt, Office of Institutional Advancement
Kasey Venn, The Shriver Center
Joanna Gadsby, Albin O Kuhn Library
Kristen Anchor, Media and Communication Studies
Lindsay DiCuirci, English
Lucie Blauvelt, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Lindsay DiCuirci, English
Marcela Mellinger, Social Work
Maria Celleri, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
Maria Sanchez, College of Engineering and Information Technology
Melissa Lundberg, University Health Services
Michael Stone, Honors College
Narges Ershad, Residential Life
Sharon Tran, English
Sunny Swift, Counseling Center
Vickie Williams, Education

Advisory Board Student Affiliates: Allison French, Meghan Mette