Class of 2019, Sid Richardson College
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Sarah Torresen loves really huge rainstorms, reading Broadly (and reading, more broadly), compost, and every episode of The Office. She’s from Washington, DC and is an ardent supporter of DC voting rights/statehood (let’s talk about it). She started volunteering for the Rice Women’s Resource Center her freshman year and look where she is now! This could be you too!
Class of 2017, Duncan College
Political Science and Sociology
Emily Jacobson is an aspiring policy wonk from San Antonio, TX. As a wellness coordinator, she loves promoting self-care, which for her often entails brunch, wine, and naps. She is passionate about women's political representation, reproductive healthcare, and sustainable urban development, and she loves to travel (after triple-checking that she packed everything). Emily strives every day to live her life as Leslie Knope would, and thinks you should, too.
Class of 2019, Jones College
Cognitive Science and Sociology
Sarah Tseggay enjoys watching videos of old SNL skits, eating endless amounts of candy, and squealing whenever she sees a puppy. If an opportunity to dance presents itself, she is certain to show off some ballet moves to the tune of any song, classical or not. An avid reader of black feminist literature, Sarah is always down to have a conversation about her sheroes Audre Lorde and Patricia Hill Collins. Feel free to talk to this wellness coordinator about anything anytime!
Class of 2019, Lovett College
Jewish Studies Minor
Chloe Wilson's wide range of oddly specific interests range from Mizrahim feminism in Israel to ridiculousness of anti-choice legislation to wondering why Corgi butts are just so freaking adorable. She aspires to be a magical combination of Lorelai Gilmore, Leslie Knope, and CJ Cregg, and hopes to one day master the art of not overcommitting herself. Come talk to the Advocacy Coord whenever about the serious, the silly, and everything in between.
Zulfa "Zulfa" Zulfa
Class of 2018, McMurtry College
Biochemistry and Cell Biology Minor
When Zulfa's not being super premed or doing neuropsychology research, you can find her chilling at Coffeehouse with her 4th cup of coffee, dancing awkwardly to fiercely feminist music (Beyonce ftw), or watching episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Rec, or Game of Thrones with friends. Sometimes she does all of those things at once. True story. Her other hobbies include eating, reading, painting, writing melodramatic poetry, obsessing over figure skating, and telling the same nerdy jokes over and over again. The one about Isaac Newton never gets old! After her women's empowerment Alternative Spring Break during her sophomore year, Zulfa became very passionate about intersectional feminism, especially how it impacts Muslim women and hijabis in the America. She hopes that her role as Advocacy Coordinator will foster dialogue and collaboration between the Women's Resource Center and other clubs at Rice.
Class of 2018, Hanszen College
Political Science and Policy Studies
Melody Lin was unofficially voted "Most Likely To Respond to Someone Waving At The Person Behind Her" in high school and continues to validate her legacy once a week. Hailing from the land of boba, aka Taiwan, she loves to talk about anything Harry Potter, social issues, or Parks & Rec-related. Preferably all three topics at the same time. She is immensely proud of being a leftie, and always loves it when people visit her at the Rice Women’s Resource Center so please stop by!
Class of 2019, McMurtry College
Mathematics and Mathematical Economic Analysis
As a lover of music and desserts, Agnes fills her life with singing, ballroom dancing, and, of course, indulging in sweets. With a camera and a backpack, she loves traveling by herself. So far, she has left her footprints in Taiwan, Toronto, Seattle, etc. Along the way, she talks with new people, tries delicious local food, and thinks about whatever pops up in her mind — those, in her view, are what an authentic journey is about. She has a passion for mental health and gender equality, and is thankful that RWRC gives her a chance to explore more about these issues.
Class of 2018, Baker College
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Minor
Although she grew up in North Georgia, Julian now spends her time home in North Carolina when she’s not at Rice. She enjoys drinking tea, viewing/creating art, watching sunsets, and having compelling in-depth discussions about intersectional feminism. Julian also has a passion for plants, and enjoys impulse-buying seeds and plants to grow out on her balcony at Baker. If you ever want to discuss the portrayal of gender, sex, and/or sexuality in scientific theory and literature, she's definitely the person to talk to as that lies as the perfect intersection of her majors. This is her third year at Rice and volunteering at the RWRC, and her second year as a zine editor-in-chief. Anything involving puppies (or dogs of any age) will also potentially make her cry tears of happiness.
Class of 2017, Hanszen College
Politics, Law, and Social Thought Minor
Anna enjoys science fiction books, the woke study of US History, and films older than she is. She started volunteering in the office her freshman year and is now delighted to enter her second year as coordinator! When Anna grows up, she wants to be either an attorney or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She's always down to talk about sexual health and gender issues in the context of literature, movies, politics, and daily life. Stop by the office or shoot her an email if you want to chat about anything or have a particularly cute elephant picture to share.