Meet Our Staff

The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center

Staff

Advisors:

Dean of Students Alane VargaAlane Varga has been at Utica College for 33 years, working with the Womyn’s Resource Center since its beginnings. Alane first served as a counselor in Academic Support Services, and is currently the Dean for Diversity and Student Development. Her personal philosophy is: “It is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding…for it is not              difference which immobilizes us but silence.”-Audre Lorde


Jaime Evanoff
is a co-advisor at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She worked at the Center from 2007-2011, when she attended Utica College. Now a full time staff member, she joined us again in 2013 in a new role. Jaime believes in what the Center stands for and has a passion for our annual events. Her favorite quote is “It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Elinor Smith


Interns at the Womyn’s Resource Center:

Hermina GaricHermina Garic is the Administrative Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Gender Studies. She hopes to end with a career path that allows her to stand up for social justice. She started working at the Womyn’s Resource Center because she passionately believes in its principles and wishes to continue advocating for women’s rights like she did in high school. Her favorite quote is “The only cure for perpetual political wrongs are inalienable rights.”-Al Rocci

Erica AntoineErica L. Antoine
is a Programming Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a senior majoring in Psychology Child Life with a concentration in being a Child Life Specialist. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she enjoyed the programs and events that the Center brought to the campus as well as the strong leadership roles all the women played within the Center. Her favorite quote is “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.”-Siddhartha Gautama

Kendal Santiago is a Programming Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a junior majoring in Journalism. Kendal is aware that there are serious issues affecting women and minorities within America. Joining the K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center is her next step, it is her way of taking action to help bring awareness to these issues and potentially solve them. Her favorite quote is “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

Programming Assistants at the Womyn’s Resource Center:


Brittany ArensmanBrittany Arensman is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she believes in the mission of the Center and wants to help further spread that mission to the community. Her favorite quote is “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker


Marjorie Tetteh is a junior majoring in International Studies. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she was inspired by the Womyn’s Resource Center events that she attended during her first year at Utica College. Joining the Center to Marjorie meant that she was going to get out of her comfort zone as an international student from Ghana and meet new people on campus, while also making a difference in their daily lives through activism. Her favorite quote is “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Mikal Saxon is a junior majoring in Construction Management. He joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because he wanted to surround himself with empowering women that he knows will help him make a change in the Utica College community. He also wanted to join the Center because he wanted to shed light on the accomplishments that women make because he believes that these accomplishments are rarely recognized in society. His favorite quote is “The past is the past.”

Iman Sandoval is a senior majoring in Health Studies Management with a minor in Health Advocacy and Navigation. The reason why she chose to join the Womyn’s Resource Center was because she feels very passionate about being the voice of people that are afraid to speak up for themselves as well as being able to partake in changing the community. Her favorite quote is “Faith makes things possible, not easy!”

Maziel Baez is a senior at Utica College majoring in Psychology Child Life with a concentration of Child Studies. She would like to go to graduate school after Utica College back at home in New York City to pursue a career focusing on the well-being of children. Maziel works with the Womyn’s Resource Center because she wanted to broaden her knowledge of women’s activism, history, bond, and safety. She is going on four years strong with the Center! Her favorite quote is “There Will Be OBSTACLES. There Will Be DOUBTERS. There Will Be MISTAKES. But with Hard WORK, There Are No LIMITS.”


Our Volunteers include Sara Abdul-Aziz.  

Contact

Alane Varga, MA
Dean for Diversity & Student Development
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY, 13502 (Strebel 103)

(315) 792-3324
(315) 792-3181 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502