Michelle joined the Center for Gender and Student Engagement in July 2013. Through her work for the CGSE, Michelle has overseen large-scale campus campaigns including the White Ribbon Campaign, V-Day Dartmouth, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and PRIDE. She provides individual student support, identity-based co-curricular education, and advises gender-related student organizations. Prior to joining the CGSE, Michelle served as the Community Director of the Russell Sage Cluster within the Office of Residential Life. During that time, she worked closely with the CGSE as co-advisor to the Gender Neutral Programming Floor. Michelle has been part of the Dartmouth community since 2011. Michelle holds a B.A. in Mass Communication and English with a concentration in Journalism and a M.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware. Her graduate work is in interpersonal communication with a research focus on mindfulness, appraisal, and attribution of responsibility within the comforting process.
Sebastian X. Muñoz-Medina is a recent graduate from the Student Personnel in Higher Education Graduate Program at the University of Florida (UF), obtaining a Master's in Education. At UF, Sebastian worked as the Community Engagement Graduate Assistant for the Center for Leadership and Service and graduate advisor for Florida Alternative Breaks. Sebastian served as a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Life Coach and a University Minority Mentor. Sebastian collaborated as co-facilitator for Trans at UF, a social, support, and discussion group for trans* identified students and community members. Sebastian volunteered as a Graduate Peer Advisor for STRIVE (sexual trauma/interpersonal violence education) through GatorWell Health Promotion Services, presenting on topics of sexual health, by-stander intervention education, and resources to student groups on campus. Sebastian holds a B.A. in Women's Studies and Gender Research with a minor concentration in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. Within the Gainesville community, Sebastian is the treasurer for Spectrum, a trans*-community outreach and awareness group, and is one of the founders of Heavyweights, a queer, fat boxing club, promoting body image empowerment.
Karen joined the CGSE in 2009, and now serves as Office Manager. She is responsible for oversight of the center, including reservations, managing budgets, coordinating and supporting programmatic events and is the scheduler for Cutter Shabazz Affinity House. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Karen spent 7 years at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, working as an Administrative Officer in the Children with Disabilities Team and before that for 13 years a Secretary for an engineering company, covering a wide range of administrative tasks.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Studying: History, WGST
Projects: V-February, Voices: The Production, Campaigns
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Projects: V-February, Voices: The Production, Promotions & Marketing
Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Studying: Government, Spanish
Last Updated: 7/16/15