Meet the Women's and Gender Center Staff

Starr Cobb

Name: Christie Beveridge Howell

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Position: Program Manager

Hometown: Avon, CT

Fun fact: I went to college in Maine, and was on my school’s Woodsmen’s Team. The main event I participated in was axe-throwing!

Why the WGC is important to me: I have been impressed by the friendly atmosphere of the WGC since my first visit. Its three areas of education and support—empowerment and leadership development for female-identified students, resources around gender identity and sexual orientation, and sexual violence awareness and prevention—are vital elements for any college community. I look forward to working with the students, staff, and faculty at Champlain to ensure that the Center remains an innovative, vibrant, and welcoming space.

Phone: (802) 383-6632 

Email: chowell@champlain.edu


Women's & Gender Center at Champlain College, Yesenia BandooName: Yesenia Bandoo 

Pronouns: she / her

Position at the WGC: Office Assistant

Major: Social Work 

Hometown: Lynn, MA 

Fun Fact: I love watching old cartoons. 

Why the WGC is important to me: It creates a safe space and judgment free zone to be whoever you are <3


Starr CobbName: Starrkeisha Cobb

Pronouns: They/Them

Position: AmeriCorps VISTA

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Fun fact: I've had most animals as pets before.

Why the WGC is important to me: This center is important to me because I share a passion for helping my community grow and helping others find their place. WGC will give me an opportunity to get more involved in Burlington aside from my UVM family. This center is a welcoming space for all people to feel seen, heard, and cared for!

Email: scobb@champlain.edu

Call: (802) 865-5443


Name: Jayy Covert

Pronouns: They/Them

Position: Office Assistant

Major/year: Psychology and Elementary Education, 2021

Hometown: DeLand, Florida

Fun fact: I do drag sometimes! I've walked in Orlando Pride 2016 and Burlington Pride 2018 in full drag!

Why the WGC is important to me: The Women's and Gender Center has given me a space on campus where my identity feels validated and where I know I can find other queer folx to befriend. I'm thankful to be part of providing that space for students to feel comfortable and supported.


Name: Gail Lewis 

Pronouns: She/her

Position: Office Assistant

Major/year: Professional Writing, 2021

Hometown: Brookline, NH

Fun Fact: To unwind, I make papercuttings while listening to The Lumineers!

Why the WGC is important to you: The WGC is a place where people can gather and share their experiences, as well as learn from each other; it's an environment that encourages growth. Having a place on campus that does these things and supports the students is incredibly important, and I'm so glad to be a part of it.


Maggi Maloney

Name: Maggi Maloney 

Pronouns: She/her

Position: Office Assistant

Major/year: Law, 2021

Hometown: Trumbull, Connecticut

Fun Fact: Watching Jenna Marbles and doing other people’s makeup are some of my favorite things to do in my free time.

Why the WGC is important to you: The Women’s and Gender Center gives me a chance to become more involved with students on campus. I am excited to be in a space where students feel welcomed and accepted. I’m excited to learn more myself and connect with my community!