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Gender Equality Center Student Staff

 

 

  Graduate Assistant
Irebid Gilbert

Irebid Gilbert

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Second Year Graduate Student

Program in Public Policy

 

Irebid is the Graduate assistant for the Gender Equity Center. She is very passionate about achievement through education and giving back to her community. Irebid is committed to helping the migrant community through volunteer work. On her time off, She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and dancing.

 

  Student Assistant
Austine de los Santos

Austine de los Santos

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Senior in Theatre

 

This is Austine first year working for the Gender Equity Center. She was inspired to work for the program after being an actress in last year’s production of OWN. She is passionate about telling the stories of all marginalized people in a positive light in order to combat the societal stereotypes regarding sexuality, race, and more.

Vanaaisha Pamnani

Vanaaisha Pamnani

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Senior in History, Minor in Statistics and Ethics, Public Policy, Science, and Technology

 

Vanaaisha is passionate about raising awareness/giving a platform to issues/experiences pertaining to women of color within the CCCs. Her hobbies include listening to podcasts and singing occasionally.

Stephanie Ray

Stephanie Ray

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Senior in Pure Mathematics

 

As a student assistant of the Gender Equity Center, Stephanie is passionate about disrupting society's pre-existing notions of the gender binary and gender roles so that all are free to live as they are. Her favorite projects she has worked on include OWN: Original Women’s Narratives, WomenKind, and Queer Women Wednesdays.

Leilani Hemmings

Leilani Hemmings

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Sophomore in Comparative Ethnic Studies

 

Leilani is passionate about Radical Love, Decolonization, Black Power, Queer Radical Black Feminist. Beside of that, she also enjoy learning about Intercommunal relations, & Intersectionality.

Katie Ettl

Katie Ettl

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Junior in Political Science, Minor in Women's & Gender Studies and Media, Arts, Society, and Technology 

 

 

Katie is a student assistant for the Gender Equity Center who is passionate about pop culture, and advocating for the representation of strong women and queer folks in TV & film. Katie is also passionate about using her voice to amplify others and using creativity to influence social change. Katie's other involvements include being a student assistant for the Women's & Gender Studies department, campus activism, and social justice organizations (Triotia, Students for Quality Education, Original Women's Narratives, WomenSpeak and Queer Student Union). 

  Intern
Kristin Lee

Kristin Lee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Senior in Psychology, concentrated in Family & Clinical Counseling and Child Development Minor

 

Kristin passionate about focusing on the intersectional identities that enhance the beauty of the community around her as well as how these identities are marginalized within that same community. She strives to continue to learn about herself as a Black woman from a Low SES background and also the identities of the people around her so that she can be a support system for them.

Cassandra Smith

Cassandra Smith

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Senior in Anthropology/Geography, Concentration & Minor in Ethnic Studies

 

Cassandra is passionate about challenging the patriarchy and learning how to combat other systems of oppression. She is a student intern at the GEC, she have worked/volunteered for New Student and Transition Programs, and she is a member of the Cal Poly Club Field Hockey Team. She also love avocados and cats.

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