Our WGSS Student Staff is made up of Graduate and Undergraduate 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.
Staci is a second-year Master’s student in the WGSS Program, also pursuing a Certificate in Historical Musicology. She received her B.A. in Critical and Cultural Studies in Music with a minor in French from Bucknell University. Her current research interest centers women composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. She would like to explore the ways in which societal attitudes towards female composers of this era have affected their musical output. Staci has a background in Music Education and hopes to eventually teach music at the university level. Besides being an avid music lover, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her German Shepherds, Melody and King.
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.
Cameron is a second-year student here at UNCG. He is studying Speech Pathology with a minor in Social Work. Cameron is passionate about helping people and making people laugh with his outgoing personality. Cameron loves music and singing as well and also loves poetry. Poetry and music have helped him through difficult times in life and they both play a big factor in his life today. He loves to read books, hang out with friends, listening to music, and eat food, which is probably his favorite thing to do.
Gloria is a senior undergraduate Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Major with a Minor in Information Technology. She aspires to continue her studies in her major after graduation to pursue a Master’s and PhD. She hopes to visit every continent at least once in her lifetime. Self-care and self-advocacy have become cornerstones in her life, which is what drew her to WGSS. As a form of self-care, Gloria enjoys taking great naps, eating her favorite foods, styling herself, and organizing her thoughts through Pinterest.