2018-2019

 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

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Amy Lin

Position: External Volunteer Coordinator

College: Hanszen

Class: 2021

Majors: Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Minors: Global Health Technologies; Spanish Certificate

Contact: asl9@rice.edu

Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Amy always brings the hype! She loves any and all desserts (especially when she bakes them from scratch!), boba tea, night drives, baseball, dogs, and her O-Week freshmen. She travels nationally to compete for Rice’s debate team and is passionate about volunteering in the greater Houston community. She is maybe pre-med, or maybe pre-law, but the one thing she isn’t unsure about is her love for the RWRC!

 
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Hannah Kim

Class of 2020, Brown College

Political Science and Social Policy Analysis

From sunny California, Hannah enjoys long walks on the beach (not the Galveston kind) and discovering new restaurants on Yelp. She spends most of her time on Netflix or at Fondren and is passionate about women empowerment and anything political. As a second-year volunteer coordinator, she is super excited to get to know new volunteers and can't wait to see what the future holds for the RWRC!

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Jannie Matar

Class of 2020, McMurtry College

Biochemistry


WELLNESS COORDINATORS

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Michelle Dai

Class of 20 Jones College

Chemistry Major

Michelle Dai

Michelle loves cuddling with her puppy, writing in her journal, and cooking with her friends. Mostly, however, Michelle loves surrounding herself with strong, loving women. Michelle is excited to work with the RWRC this year to make women feel more comfortable and supported on campus. (yay ladies!!!)

 

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Uma Ramesh

 
 

College: Baker

Major: CogSci

Class of 2019

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Uma is new to the RWRC, but she has spent much of her Rice career focused on advocacy in gender equity and reproductive justice. She hopes to expand the scope of RWRC’s Wellness activities in promoting sexual health and wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ community. Uma also enjoys singing - catch her on Basmati Beats, Rice’s South Asian fusion a cappella group!

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Neha Potlapelli

Class of 2019, Will Rice College

Sociology

Neha Potlapalli is originally from Minneapolis, MN and enjoys '90s movies, Raising Cane's, and cats. She became a Wellness Coordinate after learning more about the social determinants of health through coursework and interactions with diverse communities in Houston. This year, she hopes to promote mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing in an effort to create a more open dialogue about health. When she's not at the RWRC, you can find her at Coffehouse ordering the KOC Drink of the Month (try the Waterloo Sunset!) or running around campus to her next meeting/help session/event. Come talk to her about Wellness!


ADVOCACY COORDINATORS

INTERNAL

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Reagan Borick

English

Hailing from the Sunshine state, Reagan is a small but sassy English major who loves impromptu dance parties and a good workout session. This junior pre-law gal always has a supply of memes up her sleeve to make you laugh and good advice for literally any situation. She’s also a talented makeup guru and a great listener who is endlessly positive, so let her add some Florida sunshine to your life! -Karen Qi

 

EXTERNAL

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Maddy Scannell

Class of 2021, Martel College
Political Science, Social Policy Analysis

 
 
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Jennifer Fu

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Maryam Eugenia Elizondo

Maryam is a senior Bioengineering major at Brown College from McAllen, Texas, practically Mexico! She has been strongly involved in the cultural clubs around campus and is also a seasoned STRIVE liaison for Brown College. She loves to draw, make angsty indie girl playlists and go on hikes. Hit her up for ranting about intersectional feminism or joining her on her quest for Houston's best poke bowls!

Bioengineering, BS Rice University 2019

 

Class of 2020 , Duncan               

English & Sociology

Jennifer Fu is a Duncan junior studying English and Sociology. She joined RWRC because she wants to help create a vibrant intersectional feminist community and support system at Rice.   She is a big fan of bite size foods.


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

 
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Olivia Casimir

English, Medical Humanities

SENIOR, Hanszen College

                                 ZINE

EDITOR-IN-CHIEFS

 

Olivia is a pre-health professional with Caribbean heritage--born in White Plains, NY but adopted by Atlanta, GA.

In her spare time, she rewatches pre-2010 Disney movies, does lab research, co-directs Rice’s Alzheimer’s Buddies, and now does communications for RWRC! She appreciates Mac & cheese as well as chocolate x mint combos; her major love is The Lion King.

She’s immensely interested in public health topics like racial/socioeconomic health inequities and women’s health issues such as maternal & child health.

Contact: oac2@rice.edu

 
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Sarah Torresen

Class of 2019, Sid Richardson College

Sarah Torresen loves really huge rainstorms, podcasts (and also reading), compost, and every episode of The Office except Scott's Tots. She’s from Washington, DC and is a big supporter of DC voting rights/statehood (let’s talk about it). She works in the garden at Rice, through RUA and the community gardening class, and co-chairs the Granny Committee at Sid Rich college. She started volunteering for the Rice Women’s Resource Center her freshman year and look where she is now!

TEAM

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Allison Melton

Class of 2020, Will Rice College

Neuroscience major, Biochemistry & Cell Biology minor

When she's not at lab, Allison Melton is almost always either looking at surreal memes, compiling a surreal meme email digest, or cooking. She grew up in Austin before coming to Houston to go to Rice, and her favorite thing about both cities is the food. Allison started volunteering for the RWRC as a sophomore and is pumped to get more involved in the RWRC as a member of the zine team!


 
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Suzanne Zeller

Class of 2019, Lovett College

Art History and VADA

Suzanne Zeller can be seen around campus wearing mom jeans and crop tops, some of which she dyed and embroidered herself. A simple plant mother trying desperately not to kill her children, Suzanne spends her free time binge watching Netflix, drinking tea, and checking her emails. This year she is the director of Inferno Gallery, Rice's student run gallery and art space, and she's doing her best to continue bringing cool artsy vibes to Rice. She is passionate about the arts and their accessibility and plans to work in a museum after graduation (while doing art on the side, of course). Suzanne got interested in zines a few years ago and has made an experimental one of her own, and she's excited to be a part of the RWRC zine. Women + zines, could there possibly be a better combination?

 
 

OFFICE MANAGERS

  Aylin Diaz-Valladares   Aylin (eye-lean, it's important) was born and raised in Houston, TX and spends her free time napping, being in awe of dogs, binge drinking boba, and eating in Chinatown. This is her third year as a volunteer for RWRC. She enjoys conversations on social justice issues, the meaning of life, pets, and why she should have switched from biochemistry to sociology earlier. She is interested in the intersections of health, gender, and sexuality and hopes to study public health in grad school. After a successful career in nonprofit work she aspires to having a peaceful retired life raising chickens.

Aylin Diaz-Valladares

Aylin (eye-lean, it's important) was born and raised in Houston, TX and spends her free time napping, being in awe of dogs, binge drinking boba, and eating in Chinatown. This is her third year as a volunteer for RWRC. She enjoys conversations on social justice issues, the meaning of life, pets, and why she should have switched from biochemistry to sociology earlier. She is interested in the intersections of health, gender, and sexuality and hopes to study public health in grad school. After a successful career in nonprofit work she aspires to having a peaceful retired life raising chickens.

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Julia Fisher

Lovett CO 2021

Contact: jnf2@rice.edu

Majors: Art History, English

Minors: Museums & Cultural Heritage

Julia is a Maryland native who likes to claim she's from the D.C. area, but when pressed will admit she's from a small rural town 45 minutes outside of the nation's capital. She began volunteering at the RWRC during her freshman year last year, where she loved sharing her shift with her O-Week mom each week. When she's not busy interning at OpenStax or struggling through COMP 140 (woo distribution credit!), Julia likes to spend her time exploring the Houston food scene with her friends and going to concerts in the city.