Our WGSS Student Staff is made up of Graduate students who are especially passionate about Women’s , Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Our student workers have a multi-faceted role when it comes to the WGSS program, from planning and staffing events, getting students more involved with WGSS in and outside of the classroom, promoting the program via our website and social media, assisting WGSS faculty, and more. Our student workers bring us the unique perspective of helping to shape the program inside the office, and being shaped by the program inside their classes.
Aries Powell is a non-binary first-generation student from Wilmington, DE. Aries moved to NC to attend Wake Forest University and is continuing their education at UNCG, with hopes to enter a Ph.D. program afterward. An intersectional understanding of gender-based oppression is Aries’s focus. They hope to meet the needs of students living at those intersections in their Graduate Assistant Position and serve the community to the best of their ability. Aries has been a community organizer with the Greensboro chapter of SONG for a little over a year and hopes to bridge the gap between the campus and the local community. Aries is also a photographer and an amateur astrologer.
Rosa, is a first-year Masters student in the WGSS program. In the spring semester of 2020, she received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology with minors in Gender Studies and Psychology at East Carolina University. Rosa has professional interest in global studies, intersectionality, and activism. In the future she hopes to get a Ph.D. and work in women’s research, global activism, or a teaching career. In other areas she likes to study the influence of women, gender, and sexuality in the trends of culture. Rosa’s other interests include playing video games, watching shows and movies, listening to music, and other forms of media.