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Staff

 Juli Parker, Ph.D.

 Director

 

Since 1995, Juli Parker has been the Director of the Women's Resource Center, now the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.  She has a B.A. in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine and an M.A. 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.   She writes a weekly blog called The Feminist Critic (thefeministcritic.com). She lives in Swansea, MA with her bluetick coonhound, her bernese mountain dog, two cats and her partner of 21 years.  In her free time she likes to act and direct at local theatres. Email her at jparker@umassd.edu.

  Mitch Berube

 Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 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 spouse of 25 years and 3 cats.  Email Mitch at mberube@umassd.edu

Kendra Pereira

Coordinator of Programming

 

 

Kendra Pereira is Alum of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She graduated in May 2012 with a B.A. 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 entering a Higher Education Administration program at Northeastern University.  Kendra is absolutely thrilled to be working at the CWGS as Coordinator of Programming and Bystander Intervention Assistant.  She lives in Raynham with her fiance, Lauren, her daughter Madison and their cat Dexter. Email her at kpereira@umassd.edu.

Rola Hassoun

 

 

 

 

Rola is a civil and environmental engineering major.  This is her fourth year working at the CWGS.  She is focused on the water crisis as a women's issue.  She has interests in gender equality, violence prevention and anti-racism.  She is an active member of Society of Women Engineers and MSA.  She likes playing Sudoku on buses.  Contact her at rhassoun@umassd.edu.

Natalie Allen

 

 

 

 

Natalie is a senior 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 they are, will have the same opportunities as a white male.  This is her fourth year working at the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality. Contact her at nallen1@umassd.edu

India Brown

 

 

 

 

My name is India Brown and I am a Junior photography major. My life is mostly comprised of reading, yoga, the CVPA, the Star Store, and makeup. My all time favorite food is pizza, like most people and I love most music. My favorite seasons are Fall and Winter mainly because the variety of fashion to choose from and I love being comfortable, it's key. Contact her at ibrown@umassd.edu.

                     

Emmanuella Wagnac

 

 

 

 

Emma is a Senior Psychology major. This is her second year working at th e Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality and she loves it. Contact her at ewagnac@umassd.edu.

Merlande Perry 

 

 

 

 

Merlande is a fourth year Medical Laboratory Science major .  She has been working at the center for three years! Her main goal is to speak up and advocate for equality in human rights. Contact her at mperry5@umassd.edu.

Donald Dow

 

 

 

Donald is in his fourth year working at the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.  He is a Senior History major and Religious Studies minor.  This year he is the Programming Assistant on Center's grant, from Miss-Representation to Mass-Representation: Educating for Change.  Donald is also on the eboard of Zeta Lambda Chi, The Religious Studies Club.  This past two summers he served as a First Year Student Orientation Leader.  He loves working at the CWGS because he gets to make a difference.  He wants to continue working in Higher Education after graduation.  Contact Donald at ddow@umassd.edu.

Mabel Tejada

 

 

 

 

Mabel is a frist year student majoring in Psychology. She is a firm believer in equality in all aspects of human life. One of the many reasons why she decided to work for STEPUP is to educate herself and others as much as possible, which is also the reason why she loves it. Contact her at mtejada@umassd.edu.

Ashley Gooley

 

 

 

 

Ashely is a recent transfer, this is her first year at CWGS as a staff member. She is looking forward to spending the next year concentrating on her history program and becoming more involved in campus activities through the center. Her goals are to advocate for equal rights, put an end to violence against woman and to finally get her degree in maritime studies. Contact her at agooley@umassd.edu.

Katherine Nagle

 

 

 

 

Katie is a junior Sociology major. This is her first year working at the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is focused on LGBT rights and equality for all. She is also a sister of Iota Delta Nu. Contact her at knagle@umassd.edu.

 

Cassie Gonsalves

Cassie is a Women's and Gender Studies major and she hopes to go to law school and eventually practice family law. This is her first year working for CWGS and she is very excited to be here. Contact her at cgonsalves1@umassd.edu.

 

Matthew Cicero

 

 

 

Matt is in his fifth year at UMD studying sculpture, and has previously completed his BFA in Art Education. He has been involved with the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality and originally Pride Alliance every year of his enrollment.  As a genderqueer drag queen, he finds the environment not only supportive but also important to educating students about current issues. Contact him at mcicero@umassd.edu.

 

 

Rachael Corbitt


Rachael Corbitt is a junior, Psychology major. This is her second year working for the Center; she enjoys making a difference and volunteering. Rachael is excited about becoming involved with the Center and the various outreach opportunities. She hopes to one day become a special education teacher!  Rachael is involved on campus in many ways, she is a sister of Iota Delta Nu, and attends various meetings for student organizations. Here are some of her fun facts: her favorite color is green, she enjoys making others laugh and she can say the alphabet backwards! Contact her at rcorbitt@umassd.edu.

 

 

 

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 Juli Parker, Ph.D.

 Director

 

Since 1995, Juli Parker has been the Director of the Women's Resource Center, now the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.  She has a B.A. in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine and an M.A. 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.   She writes a weekly blog called The Feminist Critic (thefeministcritic.com). She lives in Swansea, MA with her bluetick coonhound, her bernese mountain dog, two cats and her partner of 21 years.  In her free time she likes to act and direct at local theatres. Email her at jparker@umassd.edu.

  Mitch Berube

 Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 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 spouse of 25 years and 3 cats.  Email Mitch at mberube@umassd.edu

Kendra Pereira

Coordinator of Programming

 

 

Kendra Pereira is Alum of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She graduated in May 2012 with a B.A. 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 entering a Higher Education Administration program at Northeastern University.  Kendra is absolutely thrilled to be working at the CWGS as Coordinator of Programming and Bystander Intervention Assistant.  She lives in Raynham with her fiance, Lauren, her daughter Madison and their cat Dexter. Email her at kpereira@umassd.edu.

Rola Hassoun

 

 

 

 

Rola is a civil and environmental engineering major.  This is her fourth year working at the CWGS.  She is focused on the water crisis as a women's issue.  She has interests in gender equality, violence prevention and anti-racism.  She is an active member of Society of Women Engineers and MSA.  She likes playing Sudoku on buses.  Contact her at rhassoun@umassd.edu.

Natalie Allen

 

 

 

 

Natalie is a senior 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 they are, will have the same opportunities as a white male.  This is her fourth year working at the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality. Contact her at nallen1@umassd.edu

India Brown

 

 

 

 

My name is India Brown and I am a Junior photography major. My life is mostly comprised of reading, yoga, the CVPA, the Star Store, and makeup. My all time favorite food is pizza, like most people and I love most music. My favorite seasons are Fall and Winter mainly because the variety of fashion to choose from and I love being comfortable, it's key. Contact her at ibrown@umassd.edu.

                     

Emmanuella Wagnac

 

 

 

 

Emma is a Senior Psychology major. This is her second year working at th e Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality and she loves it. Contact her at ewagnac@umassd.edu.

Merlande Perry 

 

 

 

 

Merlande is a fourth year Medical Laboratory Science major .  She has been working at the center for three years! Her main goal is to speak up and advocate for equality in human rights. Contact her at mperry5@umassd.edu.

Donald Dow

 

 

 

Donald is in his fourth year working at the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.  He is a Senior History major and Religious Studies minor.  This year he is the Programming Assistant on Center's grant, from Miss-Representation to Mass-Representation: Educating for Change.  Donald is also on the eboard of Zeta Lambda Chi, The Religious Studies Club.  This past two summers he served as a First Year Student Orientation Leader.  He loves working at the CWGS because he gets to make a difference.  He wants to continue working in Higher Education after graduation.  Contact Donald at ddow@umassd.edu.

Mabel Tejada

 

 

 

 

Mabel is a frist year student majoring in Psychology. She is a firm believer in equality in all aspects of human life. One of the many reasons why she decided to work for STEPUP is to educate herself and others as much as possible, which is also the reason why she loves it. Contact her at mtejada@umassd.edu.

Ashley Gooley

 

 

 

 

Ashely is a recent transfer, this is her first year at CWGS as a staff member. She is looking forward to spending the next year concentrating on her history program and becoming more involved in campus activities through the center. Her goals are to advocate for equal rights, put an end to violence against woman and to finally get her degree in maritime studies. Contact her at agooley@umassd.edu.

Katherine Nagle

 

 

 

 

Katie is a junior Sociology major. This is her first year working at the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is focused on LGBT rights and equality for all. She is also a sister of Iota Delta Nu. Contact her at knagle@umassd.edu.

 

Cassie Gonsalves

 

 

 

 

Cassie is a Women's and Gender Studies major and she hopes to go to law school and eventually practice family law. This is her first year working for CWGS and she is very excited to be here. Contact her at cgonsalves1@umassd.edu.

Matthew Cicero

 

 

 

Matt is in his fifth year at UMD studying sculpture, and has previously completed his BFA in Art Education. He has been involved with the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality and originally Pride Alliance every year of his enrollment.  As a genderqueer drag queen, he finds the environment not only supportive but also important to educating students about current issues. Contact him at mcicero@umassd.edu.

Rachael Corbitt


Rachael Corbitt is a junior, Psychology major. This is her second year working for the Center; she enjoys making a difference and volunteering. Rachael is excited about becoming involved with the Center and the various outreach opportunities. She hopes to one day become a special education teacher!  Rachael is involved on campus in many ways, she is a sister of Iota Delta Nu, and attends various meetings for student organizations. Here are some of her fun facts: her favorite color is green, she enjoys making others laugh and she can say the alphabet backwards! Contact her at rcorbitt@umassd.edu.

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