Meet the Women's and Gender Center Staff

Starr Cobb

Name: 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!


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: Hannah Warren

Pronouns: She/HerHannah Warren

Position: Office Assistant

Major/year: Management & Innovation, 2020

Hometown: Montpelier, VT

Fun fact: I've spent more time in my life on camelback than horseback.

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

Pronouns: She/Her

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: Rose Marshall Rose Marshall

Pronouns: She/Her 

Position: Office Assistant

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 you: After working here for more than two years, I have seen first hand the positive effects the WGC has on individual students and the school as a whole. Being able to witness the good this center does only reinforces its importance to me and to the students who look at the WGC for guidance and support.

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.