People

Betsy Kaminski

Director of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity

kaminski@ucsb.edu

 

Betsy is the Director of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity, which encompasses the Women's Center and the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center. She came to UCSB after spending eleven years as a faculty member at a public university in Connecticut. She enjoyed teaching courses on subjects such as social movements, LGBTQ communities, research methods, and the sociology of music, but decided that she preferred working with students outside of the classroom on programs that reach across the university community. Influenced by her academic background in social movements, Betsy’s approach in mentoring students is to support them in identifying their strengths, envisioning their goals, and building coalitions in pursuit of social justice.

Aishwarya Harinath

Digital Media Specialist

aishwaryaharinath@ucsb.edu

 

Aishwarya is a 3rd year student majoring in sociology and minoring in educational studies. She plans to pursue a career in user experience design, passionate about making digital products more accessible. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new cafés, going to the beach, or binge-watching a TV show. She's excited to be joining the WGSE team and contribute towards providing a safe and inclusive community at UCSB!

Administrative Coordinators

People

Reianna Williams

Administrative Coordinator/Wellness Vending Machine Coordinator

reianna@ucsb.edu

 

Reianna is a third year undergraduate Feminist Studies major. She is pursuing a career in Library Science, with a long term goal of earning her Ph.D in Feminist Studies. In her free time she volunteers with campus organizations and enjoys cooking family dinners for her friends. She's excited to join the Women's Center team and facilitate safe spaces for underrepresented UCSB students!

Lily Niven

Administrative Coordinator/Department Scheduler and Newsletter Editor

lilyniven@ucsb.edu

 

Lily is a second year student majoring in Political Science who hopes to pursue a career as a lawyer campaigning for women's rights. She has spent years surrounding by women spearheading community programs through the Girl Scouts, and is ecstatic to once more be working in such a welcoming and empowering environment. In her free time, Lily loves to read, cook, bake, and sing in UCSB's only all-women acapella group!

Ranjana Raghavan

Administrative Coordinator/Social Media Specialist

ranjanaraghavan@ucsb.edu

 

Ranjana is a second year undergraduate majoring in Biopsychology. She's excited to work at the Women's Center and help create a space where everyone can feel safe and supported. She is passionate about women's issues and hopes to aid in empowerment on campus this year. In her free time she enjoys dancing, working out, and spending time in nature.

Catie Parker

Administrative Coordinator/Wellness Product Distribution Specialist

cjparker@ucsb.edu

 

Catie (she/her) is a fourth year political science and communication double major. Catie is proud to have been a volunteer with the Women's Center for the last two years, and she is excited to expand her passion for establishing gender equality and building safe community spaces at UCSB as an administrative coordinator this year. In her free time she enjoys reading, practicing aerial, traveling, drinking coffee, and petting dogs.

Student Programmers 

People

Looloo Al-Soufi

Student Programmer

lal-soufi@ucsb.edu

 

Loolwa, (Looloo), is a third-year Biology major in the college of creative studies as well as a French minor, who is excited to fulfill a bigger role as a student programmer after volunteering in the women's center last year! Looloo is on the pre-medical track and aspires to be a neurosurgeon, and she wants to use her education to advocate for health justice for underserved communities around the world. She hopes to create a welcoming space that allows for great support, discussion, and education for everyone on campus! Looloo also enjoys volunteering with an NGO in Lebanon that offers healthcare for, and aims to break the stigma against those in the LGBTQ+ community and migrant workers as well. In her free time, Looloo enjoys traveling, cooking, and learning new languages.

 

Naina Relan

Student Programmer with a Focus on Body Image

srelan@ucsb.edu

 

Naina is a 4th year psych and brain sciences major with an education minor. She is planning on pursuing a career in therapy or social work and is excited to join the WGSE team and help create a welcoming, supportive space for the UCSB community!

Bri Reddick

Graduate Student Programmer

bri@umail.ucsb.edu

 

Bri Reddick is from Orlando, FL and a second year PhD student in the Feminist Studies Department. Her research explores swamps via Black ecofeminist praxis and radical ecology. In her free time she loves super hot yoga classes and listening to audio books! She is really excited to develop programming for graduate students this upcoming year!

Alexis Jade Crisostomo

Student Programmer

alexisjade@ucsb.edu

 

Alexis is a third-year Communication and Sociology double major who is excited to return to the Women's Center as her new role of Student Programmer! She aspired to be a Communication professor and do research in cultural and interpersonal communication. Alexis also works at The Bottom Line Newspaper, with a keen interest in represented Women's and other marginalized communities' issues in media.

Viviana Valle

Graduate Student Assistant/Programs and Operations Coordinator

vallegomez@umail.ucsb.edu

 

Viviana is a PhD student in the Department of Feminist Studies at UCSB. Their research focuses on movement building within the sex worker movement to decriminalize sex work, specifically via digital spaces and mutual aid. Their research interests broadly span through queer studies, performance studies, Chicane Studies, and social movements. On their time off, Viviana likes to sew, roller skate, and figure out if her cat actually likes her.