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 daughter and 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, Newsletter Author
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: Jadah Bearden
Position: Office Assistant
Major/year: Law, 2022
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Fun Fact: Hugs and eating cereal at night time are my favorite forms of self-care.
Why the WGC is important to me: I'm passionate about the progression and advancement of all people, especially those who are marginalized. During Admitted Students Day, the WGC was the first space I visited. I'm really grateful to be a part of a place that does so much for the community.
Name: Nicole Glidden
Position: Ambassador Program Coordinator, Social Media Specialist
Major/year: Public Relations, 2019
Hometown: Cushing, ME
Fun Fact: I'm currently teaching myself how to block print!
Why the WGC is important to you: I preach self-care, and having a place to feel safe and comfortable in your own body and life is very important. People come to college to learn who they are and we here at the WGC are there to support them every step of the way.