The experience of being a WomenNC Student Scholar 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 Scholars stay connected with WomenNC either actively (if local), or virtually from other states or abroad. Even virtual alumni find ways to be mentors, join us at CSW in New York, share their outreach endeavors, and speak about WomenNC in their own communities.
WomenNC Alumni Speaker Bureau: Our Alumniare doing great things locally, nationally and on the global stage! If interested in having a local Alumni and/or WomenNC 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 54 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 click: WomenNC Fellowship Alumni_Status Report 2010 to 2014
’10 CSW Research: 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
Schree (Greene) Chavdarov
’10 CSW Research: 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
Courtney (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
’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.
’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
’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
’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
’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
WNC Alumni: WomenNC Board, Public Relations Co-Chair, previously shared outreach from Indonesia & Newsletter Contributor.
’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
’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
’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
’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.
Community: Videographer, UNC-CH 1st Years, Technology Recycling (KY), Malnourished Youth in Uganda Documentaries
WNC Alumni: Volunteer, Video Advisor
’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
Masters: 2016 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
’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
’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
’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
’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
’13 CSW Research: Rape Culture in Society & the Media
(Model – The Girls Inc.)
Grad: 2013 UNC-Greensboro
Current: Pursuing Law Degree in New York
’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
’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
’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
’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
’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)