University of Vermont

Office Staff

The Women's Center has five professional staff members and a variety of student staff opportunities. Read below to learn more about our staff. Click on any entry to read a full biography.

Maria TeixeiraInterim Director

Maria oversees all of the activities of the Women's Center, covering a diverse set of women's concerns and promoting opportunities and educational equity for women. Maria works with the staff to develop a vision and mission for the Center. Additionally, Maria works to consult with groups and individuals on personal and professional needs, and with administrators on women's concerns while serving as a liaison between the university and community women's organizations. Maria also works with groups and individuals on promoting an equitable, non-sexist and culturally pluralistic environment and helps to advise UVM administrators, trustees, faculty, staff, and students in regard to equity issues for women.


Maria also serves as our Coordinator for Programming & Leadership Development. In this role Maria is responsible for planning and implementing large and small-scale programs and events for the campus and community such as Women@Noon, Women of Color Leadership Retreat, Women's Awards Banquet, Sisterhood Circle, Welcome Back BBQ, Women's HerStory Month and our Women in Film Series, etc. Maria is also responsible for supervising student staff, interns and volunteers on each of their individual projects. Maria work centers around educating and promoting understanding of the intersections of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, ability/disability, and religion. Thus, in this position, Maria, fosters as much collaboration as possible with special focus on collaborations with the other centers in the Diversity and Equity Unit at UVM. Maria also supports the development and implementation of campus wide programs to increase opportunities for student, staff and faculty leadership development and increased awareness of a variety of intersecting issues. She also maintains the Women's Center blog and Social Media sites

Phone: 656-4637