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Faith Kazmi, Ed.D

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Associate Dean/Director                                              
Hello and welcome!  I’ve had the privilege of working with incredibly smart and talented students at the WCC who care about making a difference and making the world a better place for women since 2005.  In 2011, I became the Director and my work involves overseeing the function and mission of the WCC, in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Stanford community.  I am constantly inspired by conversations that take place in our space or during our programs where we explore the intersections of feminism and identity, leadership, and contemporary issues related to gender equity and social justice.  The WCC is an open and welcoming space where students are invited to explore issues, gain relevant academic and professional skills, and find a sense of community with others who care about making positive change.  I believe in embracing innovative ways of addressing issues and promoting an inclusive space where conversations and action can emerge. My academic journey began at UC Irvine where I earned my BA in Psychology with a Management Minor, and then I ventured to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to earn my MA in Higher Education Administration. I later earned my Doctor of Education degree from the University of San Francisco in Organization & Leadership within their School of Education. Outside of the office I enjoy traveling, creative endeavors, reading, cooking/baking, personal development, exploring the great things the bay has to offer, and enjoying quality time with family and friends.

Marta Hanson

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Assistant Dean/Associate Director
Hello! I’m thrilled to be back at Stanford and working with the dynamic, thoughtful, incredibly committed community at the WCC. As Associate Director, I support our awesome student staff as they develop and implement programming, serve as a resource for WVSOs (Women's Voluntary Student Organizations), and work with partners across campus to advance our common goals. My commitment to gender equity and social justice blossomed when I was a student at Stanford myself, majoring in American Studies (thematic focus: "Perspectives on Justice") and Feminist Studies. In recent years I've pursued this commitment in various professional capacities, most recently serving as the Deputy Finance Director for the 2014 re-election campaign of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and, prior to that, working in both the DC and SF offices of NARAL Pro-Choice America to protect and expand reproductive freedom. I serve on the SF board of New Leaders Council, which trains and supports innovative progressive leaders, and I also chair the board of the Stanford Alumni Women's Impact Network, which I helped launch in 2012. Outside of professional and volunteer work, you'll find me dancing, hiking, crafting, traveling, or spending way too much time perusing used bookstores. 

2015-16 WCC Student Coordinators

Annie Kaufman

Annie Kaufman, Women at Work Coordinator (

Hello! I'm Annie, and I'm a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Public Health of Women and Children. As the Women at Work Coordinator, I look forward to working with great people to broaden the narratives at Stanford surrounding post-grad options and expose students to new possibilities. I'm passionate about women's health, midwifery, public education, environmental justice, and grass trees (my favorite Australian plant!). I'm from Portland, OR and I love being in nature, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends. At Stanford, I am also on the Club Rock Climbing Team, an RA in Crothers, and a volunteer at Pacific Free Clinic.

Celina Malave, Women in STEM Coordinator (

Celina Malave

I am Celina Malavé and I’m a senior majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in Religious Studies, with the hopes of going to law school and doing something related to Reproductive Justice/ethics/medicine/policy. I hail from the (not everything is) great state of Texas. One of my favorite things to do is redefine! I am constantly seeking ways to redefine myself, words in my life dictionary, and what things mean to me. How sweet it is to continuously be learning and allowing others to shape and change the way I view the world. I love people, love, and finding better ways to make others (and myself) feel more loved.


Divya Siddarth, Women’s Leadership Conference Coordinator (

Divya Siddarth

i’m divya, and i’m a sophomore from LA majoring in symbolic systems (or something else, who knows). i’m super excited about working at the WCC this year, because it’s such an awesome space to talk about feminist issues and actually do something about them. i’m also really involved at the bridge peer counseling center on campus (talk to me about that anytime!), i’ll be the wellness week coordinator this year (and hopefully get so many puppies on campus somehow), i’m a birth control educator with vaden, and i’ve just joined thai boxing, which is cool. um, what else. I really like the show brooklyn nine-nine, chai lattes, climbing things, and the color lime green. that’s pretty much everything relevant - i promise i’m a fun person and come talk to me!

Lillian Bornstein, Publicity Coordinator (

Lillian Bornstein

I’m a sophomore studying [probably] some combination of theatre and performance studies, psychology, and creative writing. I’m really interested in reproductive justice, the intersection between the arts and social change, and mitigating systematic oppression (based on gender/gender conformity, race, sexuality, ability, etc.). I spend most of my time on campus acting in plays, people-watching, and procrastinating by making lists or reading emails. I’m super into velvet, cats, sleep, and intersectional feminism.


Maggie Cremin, Campus Outreach Coordinator (       

Maggie Cremin

Hi! I’m Maggie Cremin. I am a senior majoring in human biology with a concentration in health and health policy. I am interested in preventive health care that addresses someone’s health holistically, thereby addressing the individual’s physical, psychological, and social needs. This is my second year working at the Stanford Women’s Community Center. Growing up I was always interested in science, math, and sports, all traditionally male fields. I truly appreciate spaces like the WCC that work to support and empower people on campus. I also have a love for Stanford sports and I am at every home football game. Go Card!          


Maya Odei, Herstory Coordinator (

Maya Odei

Hi, I'm Maya Okyerewaa Odei (MOO), a senior studying bioengineering. One women's issue that particularly concerns me is wage inequality. Ultimately I want to spend my life combining my various concerns, interests, and creativity to collaborate with amazing people to create 10x technology that will have a positive impact. Some other tid-bits about me: I love to dance; I like to keep the big picture in mind; and one of my favorite quotes is “I am what biology, environment, circumstance, have made of me”.


Pooja Varman, Intern Program Coordinator (

Pooja Varman

I’m a junior from Omaha, Nebraska and studying Human Biology. I care about mental health, reproductive justice, typography, white cheddar popcorn, and my Snuggie. This is my second year at the Women’s Community Center, and I’m excited to fill it with intersectionality, laughter, and feminism.



Sarah Roberts, Social Media Coordinator (

Sarah Roberts

Hey all!  My name is Sarah and I’m this year’s Social Media coordinator.  I am a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Sexuality and Women’s Health, hoping to eventually work in reproductive health.  When not dismantling the patriarchy, I enjoy cooking, hard femmes, and spending time with dogs. 



Taylor Litchfield, Social Justice Outreach Coordinator (

Taylor Litchfield

I’m a queer intersectional feminist who reads and listens to audre lorde, zora howard, & nicki minaj like a religion, and wears purple lipstick like battle gear. I try to do one thing a day to bring down the patriarchy. I hope that through the power and radical love of colorful vibrant communities, we can dismantle systems of oppression and at the very least support each other's self care and healing.



Valerie Troutman, Graduate Program Coordinator (

Valerie Troutman

I'm Valerie Troutman, a third year PhD student in the mechanical engineering department. My favorite things include my family, my home state (Minnesota), rescuing dogs and supporting fellow women in the engineering field. I’m thrilled to be a part of the WCC this year.



Vanessa Seals, Graduate Program Coordinator (

Vanessa Seals

I am a PhD candidate in the English department at Stanford, and I am working to create and facilitate conversations about intersectional feminisms at Stanford. I also love talking about feminism in the context of popular culture—films, television, literature, art, politics, and social media. I’m originally from Utah, and I hope to become a college professor teaching literature and/or ethnic studies courses and working with undergraduates to pursue their own passions and career paths.



Yifan Huang, Women’s Leadership Conference Coordinator (

Yifan Huang

I am a senior studying Economics with a minor in Art History. I was born in Shanghai, China, and moved to San Diego, California when I was 4. Some things that I care a lot about are women in leadership, women in the workplace, the intersection of race and gender, 20th century art, and architecture (I like buildings). On campus I am also involved with my sorority alpha Kappa Delta Phi. I studied abroad in Berlin and since then have had a desire to get out of the United States more often. In my spare time I am probably napping, but I also enjoy training for half-marathons and have recently taken up boxing. I also love to eat and try new foods and restaurants, and I have probably never turned down free food. 

2015-16 Men's Outreach Coordinators

Alejandro Schuler:

I am a second-year biomedical informatics PhD student who develops algorithms to understand and learn from electronic health records. I grew up in the Bay Area and attended UC Berkeley, where I participated in the movement against tuition hikes and majored in mechanical engineering. I focus on translating the theoretical language of social justice to a form that is relatable, anecdotal, and accessible to diverse groups. I strongly believe that gender equality depends on a commitment to redefining both femininity and masculinity and their traditional relationship.


Daniel Álvarez-Gavela:

I grew up between Switzerland and Spain, attended the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Boston University for a degree in mathematics. While in Madrid, the 'indignados' 15M movement ignited, carrying along political activism of all sorts: from intellectual discussions to direct action. I became deeply involved, protesting for a more participatory democracy, denouncing corruption, striking against cuts in public health and education, stopping evictions through non-violent resistance, etc. In that context I became a militant feminist. After a year at Cambridge University, I moved to the Bay Area to pursue a PhD in mathematics at Stanford. Here, I have found in the feminist and racial struggles plenty of food for thought and plenty of room to be useful, which keeps me busy.

2015-16 WCC Interns

Angela Gu:

I'm a freshman from the Bay Area, currently living in Eucalipto. I'm interested in technology and its applications towards social change; I also like dogs, The New Yorker, and Netflix (which has recommended the categories "TV Comedies Featuring a Strong Female Lead" and "Emotional Inxdependent Dramas for Hopeless Romantics"). I spend a lot of time in the WCC and the LGBT-CRC, and I'm frequently wearing pajamas, so if you spot me, please come over and say hi!



Audrey Huynh:

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be interning for the WCC this year!! I'm originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and plan to major in International Relations here at Stanford. I am very passionate about women's rights and the feminist movement for gender equality, both here in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in regards to girls' education and women's access to quality healthcare. For the last three years, I ran a student-led, non-profit organization based in Charlotte, NC called Clothes for Change, which works to empower women and girls to create positive change in their communities through local fashion fundraisers and social awareness events. At Stanford, I'm looking forward to contributing to a community of intersectional feminism, in which we address the many diverse aspects of identity which interact with gender in our society. When I'm not hanging out at the WCC, I love to read, write, dance, eat dark chocolate, and explore the world with my family and friends.

Belce Dogru:

Belce is passionate about the application of conflict resolution and therapeutical theater, which form the basis of her non-profit organization’s work. Having lived in Turkey and Hong Kong, Belce aspires to provide an international perspective to the community-wide dialogue about gender equality. Particularly interested in women's empowerment in Asia and Middle East, she has practical knowledge relating to legal, economic and social problems of the migrant and ethnic minority women. As the Women at Work Intern, Belce is looking forward to sharpening the professional fortes of the women at Stanford.


Claire Robinson:

My name is Claire Robinson, and I am the Intern Program Intern. As a feminist, I am particularly passionate about understanding how societal attitudes about sex affect women and about promoting female empowerment and self-confidence. I also love to dance, to laugh, and to smile!



Daryth Gayles:

My name is Daryth, and I’m extremely excited to be part of the WCC intern team! I am passionate about women’s health and women’s issues, and I’m looking forward to learning more about feminism and social justice. I was born in London, but grew up in Merritt Island, Florida. I’m the oldest of four girls; my twin sister Gaby and I are both sophomores and members of the Stanford track and field team. I love sculpting, playing the piano, running, traveling, and trying new foods. My Stanford journey has been incredible so far, and I can’t wait to see where these next few years take me.


Irene Jeon:

My name is Irene and I’m a sophomore majoring in MCS. Back in high school, I was involved with Planned Parenthood, working as a peer educator and social justice advocate, promoting healthy-decision making and advocating for women’s reproductive rights. I felt empowered to be empowering my peers with accurate knowledge and I decided to come back to a similar, safe environment in which inclusivity is a must not an option. As an intern for the Women in STEM department, I hope to get closer to the goal of empowering fellow female engineers and establishing a sense of community that helps us grow altogether.


Katarina van Alebeek:

Hello! I’m Katarina and I am so excited to be a part of the WCC’s team this year. I am in my freshman year at Stanford and currently still undecided between Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology majors. This year I’m the publicity intern, working with Lillian Bornstein. I first became actively involved with the feminist movement in high school, when I helped gather signatures for the Equal Rights Amendment. From then on, gender equity has been a key component in my studies. My goal is to have a career centered on legally ensuring that all women have an equal opportunity to live the life they choose.       

Kevin Garcia:

Hey! I'm Kevin, a senior undergraduate majoring in Classics (Greek/Latin track) and minoring in French. As someone passionate about academia and social advocacy, I have aspirations of one day working in higher education and using my position to empower and support students from marginalized communities. Outside of intersectional feminism and classical scholarship, my interests include tasty vegan desserts, musical theatre, and the work of Zadie Smith. I am so excited to be the Men's Outreach Intern at the WCC this year and I hope to continue effecting positive change, both here at Stanford and beyond!

Natalie Gable:

Hello! I am beyond excited to be a WCC intern this year in the Women in STEM program. Through the program, I’m looking forward to expanding my definition of feminism and learning about the wonderful opportunities and programs at the WCC. I’m currently a freshman, living in Soto, interesting in studying some type of engineering. I’m a native San Franciscan, born and raised; over the past couple years, I’ve enjoyed getting more involved in the active feminist community in the Bay Area! In my free time, you can find me drinking excessive amounts of tea, hiking, cooking, or singing.

Samina Dunbar:

Originally from New Orleans, I moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. I recently started my Stanford journey as a freshman and am thinking of majoring in international relations and minoring in feminist, gender and sexuality studies. I am very passionate about issues involving the empowerment of black women as well as the empowerment of women in third-world countries. I see my time at the WCC (Herstory Intern) as a time to learn and grow and be able to not only fight for women but be able to communicate my passion to others. I love watching 90's cartoons, laughing, meeting new people and forming new friendships so please stop by and say hello!

Semilore Sobande

Shanta Katipamula:

I’m from Richland, WA where it actually rains very little and is never green (as opposed to being evergreen on the west side of the state). Some of my favorite topics of discussion include equality, education reform, and energy technology and policy. In my spare time, you can find my either engaging in a heated political debate, hanging out with friends or watching my favorite movie, The Avengers. (My favorite Avenger is Iron Man as played by Robert Downey Jr.) I am interested in majoring in either Atmosphere/Energy or Earth Systems with a minor in anything from Public Policy to Computer Science. (I really enjoy straddling the line between a techie and a fuzzy.)


WCC 2015-16 student staff, student interns, and professional staff.
2015-2016 WCC student staff & interns and professional staff

2014-15 WCC Student Coordinators

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