Since 1995, Juli Parker has been the Director of the Women's Resource Center, now the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality and Affiliate Faculty for the Women's Studies Program at UMass Dartmouth. She has a BA in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine and an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences with a focus in Theatre and Women's Studies from the Union Institute & University in 2006. She is the recent recipient of the UMASS President's Office Roy J. Zuckerberg $100,000 Leadership Prize and 2012 YMCA of Southeastern Massachusetts Women of Distinction Award. In July 2011 she became a Certified Yoga Teacher. She lives in Swansea, MA with her bluetick coonhound, her bernese mountain dog, two cats and her partner of 20 years. In her free time she likes to act and direct at local theatres.
Michele "Mitch" Berube
Mitch joined the Center Spring 2012 after more than 14 years at the UMass Dartmouth Human Resources office. Once upon a time she worked at UMass Amherst in their Honors Program – now a College – and is very happy to be back among students. She lives in Fall River with her partner of 24 years and 3 cats.
Email Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendra Pereira is Alum of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She graduated in May 2012 with her bachelors of art in Art History & Women’s and Gender Studies. She was a work-study student for the CWGS throughout her time as an undergraduate. She is currently looking into graduate schools and is hoping to study Higher Education Administration for her master’s degree. Kendra is absolutely thrilled to be working at the CWGS as Coordinator of Programming and Bystander Intervention Assistant. She lives in Raynham with her girlfriend Lauren, her daughter Madison and their cat Dexter.
Amanda is a Sr. Human Resource Management major. This is her third year working at the center and is in charge of running and maintaining the CWGS website! She loves kittens.
Rola is a civil and environmental engineering major. This is her second year working at the CWGS. She is focused on the water crisis as a women's issue. She has interests in gender equality, violence proevtion and a range of women's issues. She holds an Engineering senator seat in SGA, also the vice president of EWB, and she is an active member of Society of Women Engineers and MSA. She likes playing Sudoku on buses.
Gregory Allen is a Senior majoring in English and Philosophy, and has an associates degree in Liberal Arts. He has worked at the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality for three years as their staff writer. He has published work in the UMass Dartmouth Torch newspaper, as well as well as a film reviews for "Prevailing Wind Literary Journal".
Natalie is a sophomore in the Liberal Arts Program. Children, sexual health and equality are important to her. She wants to make sure that any of her future children no matter what race, gender and sexual orientation have the same opportunities as a white male. This is her third year working at the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality.
India Brown is a sophomore in photography. This is her first year working the in CWGS office as a staff member. She's passionate about LGBT issues and also equal rights for the general public. Her hobbies include music, running, science, and photography.
Charris is a Senior Crime and Justice major. This is her third year at Umass Dartmouth. She is a transfer student from Unity College in Maine where she was discriminated against for her gender, major, and sexuality. She came to UMD to be part of a judgement free community. She started the Gay/Straight Alliance in her High School. Her goals are to advocate for equal rights for gender, and sexuality, as well as Lupus awareness.
Stepfanie is a Marine Biology major. This is her fourth year working at the Center as an office assistant. She helps out around the office, and enjoys raising fund for women's causes. Cows make her smile! :)
Emma is a Junior Psychology major. This is her first year working at the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality and she is excited about being part of the staff! :)
Samy is a senior marketing major. This is his first year working at the CWGS. He is interested in gender equality, women's issues, issues of race and tearing down social stereotypes. He is on the E-board for Operation Help Now. He has worked for MassPirg and Green Navigators sustainability. He likes long walks on the beach and community service.
Merlande is a third year Medical Laboratory Science major. She has been working at the center for 2 years! Her main goal is to speak up and advocate for equality in human rights.
Shontay is an undeclared liberal arts Sohpomore, but hopes to soon declare a Criminal and Justice studies major. She became interested in the center because her sister is a lesbian and she is her role model. Her sister has inspired her to become more involved in lesbain and gay issues. Last year Shontay volunteered at the CWGS and is now a staff member. She is also a sister of Iota Delta Nu.
Chelsea is a senior Biology major. This is her first year working at the CWGS. She is looking forward in participating in the events and the outreach the center offers to students and the community. She advocates for equality for all. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and bright sunny days!
Stephanie is a Senior Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Sociology and History. She is hoping to get into a career in the Social work field. Her passion is helping people that otherwise cannot help themselves, such as finding resources that can help them advance to change their life. Her dream position would be a Social Worker at a woman's correctional facility, so that I can help woman transition back into society by helping them cope with their past in order to be successful in their future.
Donald Dow is in his second year working at the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality. He is a Junior History major. This year he is excited to be working on the Center's grant, from Miss-Representation to Mass-Representation: Educating for Change as the Programming Assistant. Donald is also the Resident Representative of SGA, the President of Zeta Lambda Chi, and the Founder and President of the UMD Color Guard. This past summer he served as a First Year Student Orientation Leader. He loves working at the CWGS because he gets to make a difference.