WNC Alumni Fellows

The experience of being a WomenNC Student Fellow often propels them into new avenues of career focus and/or community service; the impact of WNC evolves over time and for some, it is omnipresent.  The one constant is, that WomenNC Alumni Fellows stay connected with WomenNC either actively (if local), or virtually from other states or abroad.  Even virtual alumni find ways to be a Fellowship mentors, join us at CSW in New York, share their outreach endeavors, and speak about WomenNC in their own communities.

WomenNC Alumni Speaker Bureau:
  Most Fellows Alumni are doing great things locally, nationally and on the global stage!  If interested in having a local Alumni and/or WNC Board members speak to your organization about WomenNC and to share the impressive impact of our signature Fellowship Program, please contact us at info@WomenNC.org or call 919-744-4778 for more details.

Below please find a snapshot of our 23 ALUMNI Fellows (since 2010) and see what they’re engaged in professionally, their community outreach, and continued link to WomenNC . . .
For a detailed printable pdf clickWomenNC Fellowship Alumni_Status Report 2010 to 2014

2010 Fellows:

2010 csw Amanda eubanks 2013 103X149Amanda Eubanks
’10 CSW R
esearch
:  Domestic Violence in North Carolina (Model – InterAct of Wake County)
Grad: 2010 Meredith

Majors: International Studies & Women Studies

Current:  North Carolina Political Fundraiser & Strategist, managed U.S. Congressional campaign (Greensboro, NC)
Community:  Encourage political candidates supporting feminism
WNC Alumni: Fund Development Co-Chair 2014-16, Speaker

 

2010 csw Shree Greene _2014 146X150Schree (Greene) Chavdarov 
’10 CSW R
esearch:  N.C. Laws Concerning Women-Domestic Violence, Employment, & the Economy
Grad: 2011 Bennett College

Major: Africana Women’s Studies, Entrepreneurship Minor

Current: Gathering Place Project, Outreach Coordinator, Durham, NC
Community: Children’s Place, NC League of Conservation Voters & Louisiana Bucket Brigade
WNC Alumni: Volunteer

 

2010 csw Courtney Scott Peterson _2011 UNA dinner 126X150Courtney (Scott) Peterson

10 CSW Research: Women & Health (Model – Pretty in Pink Foundation)
Grad: 2009 Shaw University,
Major: Political Science
Masters: ’14 National Louis University, Education – Learning Behavior Specialist

Current: Teach for America, Chicago, IL
Community:  Wake County Literacy Council, Common Cause
WNC Alumni: Emcee, Event Speaker

 

2010 csw Anita Sivakumar 2012 117X150Anita Sivakumar
’10 CSW Research:  Why the U.S. has not ratified CEDAW…Yet?
Grad: 2009 NC State University, 2012 Savannah College of Art & Design

Majors: Computer Science & International Politics, SCAD – Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Current: Lenovo, eCommerce Project Manager Think Business Group, Morrisville, NC
WNC Alumni: Advisory, IT & Design Chair 2013, President 2010-12.

 

 

2011 Fellows

2011 Kristin Brugh

Kristen Brugh
’11 CSW Research:
  Child Labor in North Carolina Agriculture: Human Rights Frameworks for the Girl Child
Grad:  2011 Masters, 2016 PhD – UNC Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Major Concentration: Public Health Masters & pursuing PhD in the Dept. of Maternal & Child Health

Current: PhD & Research Assist.- Carolina Population Center (evaluate health & social welfare programs)
Community: Triangle Global Health Consortium’s Gender Working Group
WNC Alumni: Fellowship Advisory Committee, Speaker

 

2010 csw Annie Clark Alumn  2014 154X154Annie Clark
’11 CSW Research:
  Interpersonal Violence Prevention & US Higher Education Policy
Grad: 2011 UNC-Chapel Hill
Major: Political Science & Psychology, Women’s Studies Minor

Current: Co-Founder of EndRapeOnCampus.org, Contributor to 2015 Documentary, The Hunting Ground (Premier 2015 Sundance Film Festival), Media Contributor (Huffington Post, etc.), documentary production & initiator for KnowYourIX.org, Los Angeles, CA
Community: Bring awareness of student rights & school accountability via Title IX, regarding sexual violence on campus
WNC Alumni: Keynote Speaker at WNC Events (Feb. 2015 Forum), Joins WomenNC at CSW in NYC

 

csw 11 Kimmie Garner 98X160Kimmie Garner
’11 CSW Research:
  Sex Education Policies & Adolescent Pregnancy (Model – El Pueblo & Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign)
Grad: 2011 UNC-Chapel Hill
Majors: UNC Women’s & Intl. Studies (Social & Economic Justice, Minor), Masters: 2015 University of Montana, Social Work

Current: Master’s Student; 2011-13 Colgate University, Women’s Studies Program Assistant
Community: Practicum Placement – 2014-15 Western Montana Clinic’s OB/GYN Office; ’13-14 Women Opportunity & Resource Development (WORD)
WNC Alumni:  Coordinated Colgate’s 1st Delegation to 2012 56th U.N. CSW

 

2011 CSW KatieStarr Indo 100X150Katie Starr
’11 CSW Research:  Sex Trafficking in North Carolina
Grad: 2011 NC State University
Major: Intl Studies & French, Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Park Scholar
Masters: 2016 UNC-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health, Maternal & Child Health

Current: Master’s Student; 2012-14 Peace Corp Indonesia, youth development & educational programs
Community: Co-Founder w/Peace Corps & Camp Director: Indonesian Girls Leading Our World (iGLOW), East Java, Indonesia
Blog: shiftchangego.wordpress.com
WNC Alumni: WomenNC Board, Public Relations Co-Chair, previously shared outreach from Indonesia &  Newsletter Contributor.

 

2012 Fellows

2012 csw Anuja Acharya_WkWAttny 148  X223 HRAnuja Acharya
’12 CSW Research: Political Participation of Rural NC Women (Model – Lillian’s List)
Grad: 2012 NC State University
Majors: Political Science and English

Current:  Cisco Systems, Data Science & Analytics
Community: Read & Feed – Elementary Students (Dinner & Books)
WNC Alumni: Speaker, 2014 & 15 Fellowship Mentor, Strategic Planning

 

2012 csw Becca Bishopric Feb13 MR web

Becca Bishopric
’12 CSW Research: Eliminating Sex Trafficking: Solutions for Global & Local Crime, N.C. Status
Grad: 2011 NC State University
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Global Public Health, Biological & Animal Science Minors

Current: Elon University Coordinator for Violence Prevention & Response
WNC Alumni: Speaker, CSW Fellowship Committee, Strategic Planning Team

 

2012 csw Abby Bouchon 1014 152X159Abby Bouchon
’12 CSW Research: Importance of Community Health Systems for Rural NC Women
(Model – Hope Circles & N.C. Breast Cancer Screening Program)
Grad: 2013 UNC Chapel Hill
Major: Biology, Chemistry and Entrepreneurship Minors

Current: 2014 Relocated with Google from NYC to CA, joining K-12 Education Outreach team – Computer Science for girls & underrepresented groups.
Community: in process – (Prior – Lower Eastside Manhattan Girls Club, Community Gardening)
WNC Alumni: Advocate, CSW 2013 Workshops

 

2012 csw Hannah Nemer 131X160web gradHannah Nemer
’12 CSW Research: Closing the Gap – Women & Technology through Education
(Model- The Girls Inc. – Media Literacy & Operation SMART)
Grad: 2014 UNC Chapel Hill, Morehead Cain Scholar
Major: Peace, War, & Defense and Intl. American Studies, Study Abroad Ireland
Masters: 2015 University of Manchester, U.K., Visual Anthropology

Current: Master’s Student; ’14 Summer Intern NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts & Lectures Dept.
CommunityVideographer, UNC-CH 1st Years, Technology Recycling (KY), Malnourished Youth in Uganda Documentaries
WNC Alumni: Volunteer,  Video Advisor

 

2012 csw Mariamawit Tadesse Nov13  125X155

Mariamawit Tadesse
’12 CSW Research: Local Farmers Living in the Shadow of Monopolies (Model – The Produce Box)
1st WNC Carolyn King Scholarship Award, April 2012
Grad: 2012 Meredith
Majors: Business Admin. & Economics, French & Intl. Business Minors
Masters2016 Bard College, NY

Current: Master’s Student 2016; 2012-14- USAID, DELIVER Project, John Snow Inc., Program Officer, Ethiopia.
Community: (Ethiopia) NGO’s Rotary Intl. for Youth & Timret Lehiwot (women’s empowerment & lifestyle change program)
WNC Alumni: Email Updates & Women’s Advocacy, Join WNC at CSW 2015

2013 Fellows

2013 csw Yolanda Fair Aprl13 148X180 webYolanda Fair
’13 CSW Research: Human Trafficking Policy & Legislation (Model – Justice Matters & Legal Aid of NC)
Grad: 2013 UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, 2009 Tufts University (undergrad.)
Majors:
Law Degree, B.A. International Relations

Current:  Assistant Public Defender, Buncombe County Public Defender’s Office, NC
Community: Previous – Non-Profit Justice Matters, Global Freedom Center
WNC Alumni:  Advocacy Committee – Prior Chair, Current Member,  2014 Fellowship Mentor

 

2013 csw Brian Min 0213  149X89 webBrian Min
’13 CSW Research:  Men’s Role in the Prevention of Violence Against Women (Model – NCCASA & Men Can Stop Rape)
2nd WNC Carolyn King Scholarship Award April 2013
Grad: 2013 UNC-Chapel Hill
Majors: Psychology & Women/Gender Studies,
Masters: 2015 Indiana University, Higher Education & Student Affairs

Current: Master’s Student, Assistantship, Advising Students & Multi-Cultural Fraternity
WNC Alumni:  2014 Fellowship Mentor, Initiated WomenNC / UNC-Chapel Hill Partnership

 


2013 csw Marzai Nawrozi feb14Marzia Nawrozi
’13 CSW Research:  Violence Against Immigrants & Refugee Women (Model – Interact & Kiran)
Grad: 2013 Meredith College
Major: International Studies, Political Science minor

Current:  Intern Feminist Majority, Prior – Women’s Campaign Fund, Programs & Political Fellow
Community Afghan Women’s Writing Project
WNC Alumni: Media Fellowship Program Endorsement, Volunteer

 


2013 csw Molly Williams Picture_nov13 95X150Molly Williams
’13 CSW Research:
  Domestic Violence: Education & Empowerment for NC Victims (Model – The MOVE Program – Mothers Overcome Violence via Education & Empowerment)
Grad:  2015 UNC-Chapel Hill
Majors: Public Policy & Sociology, Education minor

Current:  Undergrad, SHARE Women’s Health & Safety Board student rep
Community: Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South, Durham, NC, Orange County Rape Crisis Center, Program Assist. InStepp, Inc.(domestic violence); Scholarship – Sept ‘ 14 Women & Girls Rising Conference, Ford Foundation, NY;  Summer ’14 – Delhi, India – Research intimate partner violence (Lawyers Collective & Breakthrough agencies)
WNC Alumni: 2014 & 2015 Fellowship Mentor, Speaker

 

2013 CSW Elizabeth Wise_feb13_130X187 webElisabeth Wise
’13 CSW Research:  Rape Culture in Society & the Media
(Model – The Girls Inc.)
Grad: 2013 UNC-Greensboro
Major: Sociology

Current: Pursuing Law Degree in New York

 


2014 Fellows

2014 csw IsabellaHiggins 137X165Isabella Higgins
’14 CSW Research
: Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 – Reduce Child Mortality & Improve Maternal Health (NC Model: Durham Connects)  3rd Recipient of Carolyn King WNC Scholarship Award, April 2014
Grad:  Dec. 2014 UNC-Chapel Hill
Majors: Women’s & Gender Studies, Sociology; Hispanic Studies minor.

Current: WNC Board (see below), SMART Mentor, & NC Assoc. Educ. Young Children, NCWU – Intern 
Community:  Orange County Rape Crisis Center and Volunteers for Youth
WNC Alumni:  WomenNC Board, CSW Fellowship Co-Chair, ’15 CSW Mentor

 

2014 csw Alex Polk UN 165X144Alex Polk
’14 CSW Research: Women’s Empowerment Through Education – Advancing in STEM (Model:  The PURPOSE Institute
)
Grad:  2016 NC State University
Major: International Studies, Economics & History minors

Current: Undergrad (Fall ’14 Study Abroad Florence, IT), Natl. Society for Collegiate Scholars & Pi Beta Phi.
Community: Dance instructor – Shining Stars Program (children with special needs), Relay for Life assistant.
WNC Alumni:  Speaker, Liaison WNC-NCSU Departments

 

Sarah Scriven 0314 152X187 lrSarah Scriven
’14 CSW
Research: Young Adult Involvement in Social Justice – Local, National & Intl. (Model:  WomenNC Student Fellowship Program)
Grad:  2015 Duke University, Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholar
Major:  Women’s Studies ma­jor, Religion and African/African-American Studies minors.

Current: Undergrad, President Omicron chapter Omega Phi Beta Sorority, ’14 Summer Intern –San Francisco Dept on the Status of Women (Cities for CEDAW project)
Community: Grace Homeless Shelter volunteer, tutors at Emily K Center & Interfaith Hospitality Network.
WNC Alumni: Advocacy & Outreach Committee Co-Chair, Speaker

 

2014 csw Max Seunik 150X160 webMax Seunik
’14 CSW Research: U.N. Post-2015 Agenda – Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment & Gender-Based Violence (Model: NCWU – NC Women United)
Grad:  2015 UNC-Chapel Hill
Majors:  Public Health Pol­icy/Mgmt & Global Studies, Middle East & Islamic Studies minor.

Current:  Post-Graduate, pursuing Development Consulting in
Sub-Saharan Africa, focus on Gender & Public Health; Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series T.A., Honor Court Web & Student Govt. Vice-Chair,
 ‘14 Summer Intern, Rwanda with Minister of Health; attended kick-off UNWomen HeforShe, NY
Community:  Serves Legal Aid NC, Witness for Justice World Vision Canada.
WNC Alumni: WNC Partnership Committee, Speaker

 

2014 csw Amy Watson webAmy Watson
’14 CSW Research:  Role of Healthy Relationship Messages in Fighting ViolenceAgainst Women (NC Model: The Compass Center
)
Grad: 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill
Major: Sociology, Social & Economic Justice minors.
Masters:  2017 UNC-Berkeley, CA, Social Welfare

Current: Post-Graduate Work Sept. 2015, current writer for the UNC-Daily Tar Heel, writing & ESL tutor.
Community
:  Continued passion to assist at-risk youth and bring awareness to human trafficking

WNC Alumni: CSW Fellowship ’15 Mentor, Graphics Contributor (Intern) 

 

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