Meet the Women's and Gender Center Staff

Maggie Melvin

Name: Maggie Melvin

Pronouns: She/Her

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!

Email: mmelvin@champlain.edu

Call: (802) 383-6632 


Name: Maddie Braz

Pronouns: She/Her

Maddie Braz, AmeriCorps Vista employee in Champlain's Women's and Gender Center

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.

Email: mbraz@champlain.edu

Call: (802) 865-5443


Rose Marshall, Event Programming Employee in Champlain's Women's and Gender Center

 Name: Rose Marshall

Pronouns: She/Her

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.


Amethyst Flores, Event Programming Employee in Champlain's Women's and Gender CenterName: Amethyst Flores

Pronouns: She/Her

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!


Hannah Warren, Office Assistant in Champlain's Women's and Gender CenterName: Hannah Warren

Pronouns: She/Her

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.


Alayna Masker, Event Programming Employee in Champlain's Women's and Gender CenterName: Alayna Masker

Pronouns: She/Her

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.


Name: EllieEllie Koonce, Office Assistant and Artist in Champlain's Women's and Gender Center

Pronouns: She/Her

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.