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JKWC Staff Members

  The Jane Kopas Women's Center is currently staffed by a Director, work study students, and student interns.

Maria Marinucci, Director

Maria MarinucciMaria Marinucci serves as the Director of the Cross Cultural Centers, a role she initially held on an Interim basis for the 2017-2018 academic year, and one she has held permanently since May 2018.  Maria first joined the University of Scranton in June 2014 as the Assistant Director for Residence Education, overseeing Residential Learning Communities.  

Maria very much enjoys connecting with students and helping them explore who they are, who they wish to become, and their place within the world, and tries to do so both individually and by offering students the opportunity to engage in praxis.  Her overall goal is to promote inclusion and work for justice for all on campus and beyond.  She deeply appreciates being able to dialogue with students and others in the community about feminism, gender equity, advocacy, and inclusion, and consistently seeks ways to expand the Centers' outreach and work on campus.

Feel free to stop in and see Maria in the JKWC, or contact her at maria.marinucci@scranton.edu.  

Megan Barr, Graduate Assistant

meganbarr.jpgArea of Study: Occupational Therapy, Class of 2019 (Occupational Therapy/Women's Studies undergrad, 2018)

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center: I am passionate about starting conversations on identity and lived experience to work towards better understanding each other.   

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: Ecofeminism

Marguerite Cummings, Intern

Area of Study: Counseling and Human Services, Class of 2021

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center: I have always been interested in the CCC. I am interested in this kind of work because my goal in life is to have acceptance for everyone around. No matter what race, gender, or sexuality.

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: I am interested in the #MeToo movement and movements involving sex trafficking.

Amiee Goldy, Student Staff

Areas of Study: Public Relations, Strategic Communication, and Psychology, Class of 2018 

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center:  I am motivated by the injustice women face around the world

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: I am interested in the #MeToo movement.

Eileen Monahan, Intern

Areas of Study: Occupational Therapy and Women's Studies, Class of 2020

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center: I have always been interested in feminism and equality for all people. I felt the best way to help me learn more as well as learning to educate others was to work with the Cross Cultural Center and I could not be happier to be a part of this amazing team.

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: I am very passionate about the #MeToo movement and I have always been an advocate for those who have experienced assault.

Kyra Nyholm, Student Staff

Area of Study: Marketing, Class of 2019

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center: I believe to put it in the most simple terms, I am passionate about awareness. Awareness for issues that have history and we are still striving to fix, along with issues that are still arising. I believe we are the voice for these issues. I am also interested in learning more about these issues, what it means to be a feminist, and how to help spread equality day to day.

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: The #MeToo Movement, along with the awareness of stopping sex trafficking. 

Zoe Rodriguez, Student Staff

Areas of Study: Criminal Justice, with minors in Criminology and Communication, Class of 2020

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center: I wanted to work in the Jane Kopas Women’s Center and the Cross Cultural Centers because I wanted to learn more about the issues that the JKWC and CCC address. I also want to be an advocate for others.

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: I want to learn more about the #MeToo movement and I believe that it is important to hold everyone accountable of their actions and show that no one, of any gender, is an object.

Aubri Rice, Student Staff

aubri-rice.jpgAreas of Study: Physiology and Women's Studies, Class of 2020

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center: I do this work to help create a more inclusive community on campus. Also to raise awareness about issues that affect people of all genders, races, sexualities and identifications.

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about: A movement I am passionate about is ending sex trafficking in the United States and abroad. Last year we launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about this important topic. I think it is very important to think about the issues at home and abroad to understand these important issues fully.

Domonique Thompson, Student Staff

Areas of Study: Neuroscience with a minor in Japanese, Class of 2020

Why I work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Jane Kopas Women's Center:  I am working at the Jane Kopas Women's Center to broaden my horizons and my knowledge in social justice. I understand what it means to be a minority in America, but I have yet to understand what it means to be a woman in America and in the world. Therefore i wanted to leave my comfort zone and further shape my awareness.

 The social movement I am passionate about and/or would like to learn more about:  I am passionate about the BLM movement and the black consciousness movement.

 

 

If you are interested in working toward furthering the mission of the Jane Kopas Women's Center and you qualify for Federal Work Study or you want to volunteer, please contact us about possible positions by emailing jkwc@scranton.edu!