Student Staff

Our WGS Student Staff is made up of Graduate and Undergraduate students who are especially passionate about Women’s and Gender Studies. Our student workers have a multi-faceted role when it comes to the WGS program, from planning and staffing events, getting students more involved with WGS in and outside of the classroom, promoting the program via our website and social media, assisting WGS 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.

Student Worker 1Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson is a first year Graduate Assistant in the WGS MA program. He graduated from UNCG in May 2016 with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science. His current academic interests are the intersections between post-structuralist theory and queer activist practices, cultural policy studies, post-modern anarchism, and the applications of continental philosophy in social justice work. Zac is planning to pursue a PH.D in cultural studies after completing the MA program and aspires to become a college professor and researcher in the field.
Student Worker 1Jasmine Harcum

Jasmine Harcum is a first year Undergraduate Student Worker pursuing a double major in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. She enjoys the expression of art through writing and poetry, especially spoken word. She is passionate about feminism and women’s issues, social justice, activism for Native American tribes, LGBTQIA rights and queer issues, and advocacy for mental health. Jasmine strives to one day specialize in counselling and psychiatric treatment of mentally ill individuals who identify as members of queer community.

Kimberly is a first year Master's student in the WGS program. She received her B.A. of Psychology from Guilford College, and holds a double minor in Religious Studies and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, what she refers to as the "holy trinity of nuances"-- Physical body as represented by feminist/WGS issues, individual/collective mindsets as represented by psychology, and spirit as represented by religion/culture. Understanding how each inform one another is imperative, Kimberly feels, for optimal forward progress in the world.

Her passions include social justice (power/privilege), the mass incarceration in America, human trafficking/coercion, global ecology, women's health/empowerment and standards of masculinity (how they intersect with men's presence in the world, publicly and in privatized spheres).

Kimberly hopes to help build a bridge of understanding/acceptance between exclusive groups and imagined differences, while erasing the invisible, but very real, borders keeping certain groups of people in the margins. Her ultimate goal is to be in service to others, simply put.

Haillee Mason is a triple major in International and Global Studies with a concentration: Human Rights, Women’s and Gender Studies, and African and African Diaspora Studies.

When asked what brought her to WGS, she said:

“The interdiscplinary and intersectional framework on which Women’s and Gender Studies is established drew me to this program. WGS has helped me explore the the intersections of my identity: not as separate, static, monolithic pieces of being but as complicated, nuanced womanhood that is impacted by my blackness, queerness, class privilege, academic privilege, and so on.”

Earlier this year, Haillee was nationally selected, along with nine other young women, to become apart of the National Student Advisory Committee with the American Association for University Women.
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