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Women's Center Staff

We have an enthusiastic staff who are eager to work with others on campus and in the community to support gender equity in Oshkosh. Come by and meet us!

Dr. Alicia Johnson, Director


Dr. Alicia J. Johnson started as the Director of the Women's Center in July 2016. She has a Ph.D. in Sport Studies with a specialization in Socio-Cultural Studies and cognate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Dr. Johnson also earned certificates in Women's Studies, Grant Writing and Proposal Development, and Graduate Teaching while at UTK. Formerly, she was a program assistant and social media manager for the U.S. Department of State's Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, managed by the University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, and a research intern for the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.

In 2012, Dr. Johnson earned a Master of Science degree in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College. While at Springfield College, she served with AmeriCorps as an academic coach for at-risk high school student-athletes. In 2010, she graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. 

Areas of Interest: Media representation of athletes, body image in sport, cultural and diversity issues in sport, global women in sport, postcolonial feminism, sexism in higher education and the workplace

Office: Center for Equity and Diversity, UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 W. Irving Ave
Phone: (920) 424-3247

Eliza Farrow, Program Assistant

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Eliza joined the Women’s Center staff in September 2014. She has a BA in Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a certificate in LGBTQ Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Topics of interest to her include: representations of women and LGBTQ in comic books, video games, and other nerd culture, masculinity as a construct, and media literacy.

Office: Center for Equity and Diversity, UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 W. Irving Ave
Phone: (920) 424-0963

Hannah Foley, 2017-2018 Intern


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Hello! My name is Hannah Foley and I am a fifth year (super senior!) from Fort Atkinson, WI.  I am currently studying Social Work and Women & Gender studies and intend to go to Graduate school next Fall. I am a strong advocate for survivors of sexual assault and aim to continue my career promoting self care, body image positivity, as well as being a support system for all of those in need. I hope to graduate in May, get my Masters degree, travel the world while learning about different cultures and the amazing people I meet, and have two cats named Huckleberry and Megatron! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, going to concerts, getting tattoos, writing, reading, and meeting new people!

Payton Metz, 2017-2018 Intern


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My name is Payton! I am a senior in the social work program at UW Oshkosh. I enjoy learning about the equality of others and lending a helping hand to our community. I hope to make a positive difference in other people's lives in the future of  my career. For my free time I enjoy listening to a variety of kinds of music, crochet, being outdoors and sometimes art projects. I also love spending time with family and friends.

MaryKathyrine Tran, Community and Engagement Specialist (STEP Position)


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MaryKathyrine Tran is the Communication and Engagement Specialist STEP Student for the 2017-2018 academic year. She will be focusing creating a communications plan to increase attendance at the Women’s Center and usage of the physical space.

MaryKathyrine is a graduate student in the Educational Leadership and Policy program with an emphasis in Post-secondary, Technical, and Adult Education with plans to serve as an academic advisor or in a diversity and inclusion-focused role after graduation. During undergrad, she was a double major in English and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Music (Trumpet) and the LGBTQ Studies Certificate at UWO. After undergrad, she served two years in AmeriCorps working on curriculum and training development at a feminist, girl-serving non-profit in Central Maine and in St. Paul, Minnesota at a youth leadership and service-learning organization.

Abby Lane, Spring 2018 Intern


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My name is Abby Lane. I’m from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  I currently am studying Psychology and Women’s and Gender studies here at UW-Oshkosh. I’ll graduate someday, just not entirely sure when! I plan to continue my education after graduation and attend grad school. My future plans are to work with those diagnosed with PTSD and hope to make a difference in the world of those affected. When I’m not studying or in class, I can be found playing with my 6 dogs, reading, online shopping, playing video games, or cooking! I also like to take random road trips, and am always craving travel. I’ve been to 22/50 states and plan to expand those numbers this summer! I am excited to continue learning and working with a multitude of people.

Charlene Dungan, Spring/Summer 2018 Intern


Charlene is a Master of Social Work student focusing on the clinical/mental health side. She has
a BS in Anthropology and Journalism with an emphasis on writing/editing and visual along with
a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. While earning her undergrad at the University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh, she was chosen to be a part of the National Society of Leadership and
Success, the Non-Traditional Student Honor Society, and she received the Outstanding
Returning Adult Student Award for her website on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Charlene strives to empower women and to help those suffering from PTSD.

Kim Schuh, Spring 2018 Intern

Hi, my name is Kim Schuh and I am a junior at UW-Oshkosh. I am a Women's and Gender Studies major with a Social Justice minor. I plan on making the most of my remaining time at UW-Oshkosh by taking classes that encompass race, class, gender, and sexuality. I appreciate listening to, and learning about, different cultural experiences. As an advocate for those who have encountered abuse, I would like to work for a non-profit domestic abuse shelter or crisis intervention center after graduation.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society and spending time with my four cats, aquatic turtle, and betta fish. My other hobbies include: listening to classic rock, watching movies, tending to my extensive collection of houseplants, advocating for wildlife conservation, and watching adorable animal videos on YouTube.

Sarah DeLaporte, Spring 2018 Intern


My name is Sarah DeLaporte and I am from Wausau, Wisconsin. I am studying Psychology, Social Justice and Spanish. I am anticipating to graduate in May 2019 and then continuing my education to grad school for school psychology. My goals are to continuously learn from others and to create a positive influence in communities. I volunteer with Girls on the Run which is a 5k that focuses on teaching elementary school girls about body positivity and empowerment. The activities I enjoy are spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy reading, hiking, swimming and attending concerts. I’m excited to take the knowledge that I have gained and will gain from working with the Women’s Center and apply it to my educational career and future endeavours.

Devin Matznick, Spring 2018 Intern

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Devin is a pre-med student who will be graduating Spring 2018 with a major in Biology, a biomedical/healthcare-science emphasis, minors in Chemistry, Women's and Genders Studies, and Microbiology, and certificates in American Sign Language and LGBTQ Studies. Vis long term plans involve medical school and becoming a surgeon focused in gender-affirming surgeries. 
Ve focuses vis activism on a variety of intersectional topics including race, gender, orientation, religion, ability, neurotype, class, and more. Ve is specifically working with the Level Up Feminist Gaming Initiative this semester, looking at how different identities and intersections affect gamers. 

Outside of vis education and activism (though often intertwined with it) ve likes travel, reading, spending time with animals and good friends, participating in Arts and Sciences, and game-playing of all sorts and mediums. 

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UW Oshkosh Women’s Center
717 W. Irving Ave. · Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0963
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Spring 2018 Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM -8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

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