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 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 sitesEmail: Maria.Teixeira@uvm.edu
Enmy SolerOffice Manager
Enmy is responsible for the maintenance of all of the Women's Center budgets, facilities, and logistics and helps to supervise the student staff at the center. She plans our annual One Billion Rising Event, coordinates our volunteers and serves as an advisor for Alianza Latina. She also maintains our general email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and social media.Email: email@example.com
Judy RickstadCoordinator of Advocacy
& Violence Prevention Services
Also known as the Victim's Advocate, Judy is responsible for providing direct services and coordinating services on campus for victims of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence and domestic violence. She serves as a confidential source to provide options, information and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, and to friends and family members. She also provides educational programs around issues of gender violence to students, staff, and faculty, and chairs the Sexual Violence Response Team. Advocate works closely with a variety of campus and community organizations to help prevent violence and to provide the best service possible to survivors.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Kaczka-ValliereEducation and Outreach Coordinator
Jeanne is responsible for coordinating and implementing the Campus Advocacy Program's education and training initiatives on sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking. The EOC also serves as the outreach coordinator for the Campus Advocacy Program, working closely with the Coordinator of Advocacy & Violence Prevention Services to create and foster campus-wide awareness about available services on campus and in the community. The EOC is the chair for the annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference which is held in April. They supervise our student staff, interns and volunteers and helps to maintain our blog and social media sites.