Director, Center for Women and Gender Equity; Director, institute for Women
Alicia began her career at West Chester University in 2006 as a master's student in the Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs program and graduate assistant in the Wellness Center. Alicia was hired as the Coordinator of Wellness Education in 2008 and later moved to the Director of Wellness Education. After serving as the Interim Director of the Women's Center, Alicia was hired as the first 12 month director of the Women's Center. Prior to her work at West Chester University, Alicia was a counselor at the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders. Alicia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Lycoming College in 2005.
Coordinator, Healthy Masculinity and Violence Prevention Programs
Libby holds a B.S. in Political Science ('11) and a M.S. in Student Affairs Administration ('15) from The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Before graduate school, Libby worked at both an outdoor education center and reproductive health clinic that served Western Wisconsin. Today, Libby works with college students through the lens of healthy sexuality promotion, bystander empowerment, and sexual violence prevention, while promoting bodily autonomy and gender equity. She is also one of the Green Dot facilitators at WCU. When not working, Libby is a coffee lover, nature appreciator, and Wisconsinite at heart. She started her career at West Chester University July 2015.
Kaila S. Hamdani
Graduate Assistant, CWGE
Kaila is a second year graduate student in the Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs program. She is also an alumna of the university, having graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. During her time at WCU, Kaila has been a member of Sisters United, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and former graduate assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Kaila is eager to work in the CWGE to learn more about the gender aspect of diversity in order to accomplish her goal of becoming a diversity coordinator.
Graduate Assistant, Green Dot
Emily is a first-year graduate student at West Chester University in the Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs program. Prior to joining the WCU community, Emily worked as a Constituent Advocate in the U.S. Senate for two years. Emily is a 2014 graduate of Saint Joseph's University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. During her time at SJU, Emily was heavily involved with a cappella, College Democrats, and co-founded the university's first Women's Leadership Initiative.
Lee Ann McDermott