Meet the Women's and Gender Center Staff
Name: Maggie Melvin
Position: Associate Director
Hometown: Norwich, VT, but I currently live in Starksboro, VT
Fun fact: One of my favorite pastimes is snuggling with my two black kitties.
Why the WGC is important to me: I love that my work allows me the opportunity to empower and support our students to be the best version of themselves. And, it's extra fun to hang out in the WGC with students having conversations, working on puzzles and eating snacks!
Call: (802) 383-6632
Name: Maddie Braz
Position: AmeriCorps VISTA, Aug. 2017–Aug. 2019
Hometown: Plymouth, MA, but I currently live in Burlington, VT
Fun fact: I have a bachelor's degree in gender studies; the WGC is the perfect place for me!
Why the WGC is important to me: Feminism, sexuality, gender, and sexual violence prevention are my main areas of expertise; working in a space that values these topics is extremely fulfilling. As a staff member at the WGC, I hope to support students, staff and faculty surrounding these issues and more.
Call: (802) 865-5443
Name: Rose Marshall
Position: Event Programming - Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Major/year: Professional Writing, 2020
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Fun fact: I have a weakness for Gaku Ramen (if you bring me some, I'll be your friend forever).
Why the WGC is important to me: After working here for a year, I have seen first-hand the positive effect the WGC has on individual students and the school as a whole. Being able to witness the good the Center does only reinforces its importance to me.
Name: Amethyst Flores
Position: Event Programming - Sexual Violence, Awareness & Prevention
Major/year: Early Education, 2020
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Fun fact: I'm a published poet :]
Why the WGC is important to me: I know what it feels like to be marginalized. To be given the freedom to have a voice is an invaluable gift that I believe we should all celebrate—and we can, at the Women's and Gender Center!
Name: Hannah Warren
Position: Office Assistant
Major/year: Management & Innovation, 2020
Hometown: Randolph, VT
Fun fact: I own over 60 pairs of unique socks, and I love socks.
Why the WGC is important to me: It's important for everyone to have a place on campus where they can relax, decompress, and be themselves, and we provide that here.
Name: Alayna Masker
Position: Event Programming - Empowerment and Leadership Development
Major/year: Public Relations, 2019
Hometown: Milford, PA
Fun fact: When I'm not busy running two clubs on campus, I'm watching the sunset.
Why the WGC is important to me: It's a place where everyone can come hang out, receive support and get a confidence boost.
Position: Office Assistant/Artist
Major/year: Law, 2020
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Fun fact: I know how to sew.
Why the WGC is important to me: The WGC gives people the opportunity to be in a space where they can feel comfortable to express themselves and embrace who they are.