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Women and Place Program Ambassadors



Michelle Badillo, an LMU alumni from the class of 2013, was Public Relations officer of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance and a SURP Participant.  To her, a women's center would create a safe space in which to develop a sense of community and well-being, and through that become a place to address the complex issues of women's health.

  Michelle resized




Chelsea Chenelle is a junior Art History major from San Diego, CA. She works as the Life+Arts editor at the Loyolan. She believes the inclusion of a women's center at the university would help to empower all young, academic women-identifying students at LMU. A women's center is critical to the success of LMU since the majority of enrolled undergraduates are women. By providing a safe resource for the promotion of women's overall health, we ensure brighter futures for our students.

  Chelsea Chenelle


Jenny Daugherty is a Women’s Studies major and currently a junior at Loyola Marymount University.  Some of her past projects include volunteering at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference (NWSA) in Oakland, California, and working for LifeWorks Mentoring Los Angeles as an organizer, facilitator, and promoting programs for LGBTQ youth.  To Jenny, a women’s center would be a great place for women to find their voice and feel empowered.

  Jenny Daugherty


Rebecca Liaw is a freshman Screenwriting major from Walnut, CA. She works at the Department of Ethnic and Intercultural Services and the Los Angeles Loyolan. She believes that a women's center is a vital component to the education of the whole self. To her, a women's center would not only foster a sense of unity within the university, it would also build bridges to local children, university alumni, and the women of the nearby community, all of which will lead to the development of leadership, education, and solidarity in the global world.

  Rebecca Liaw


Parisa Loftis is a freshman Theatre Arts major from San Jose, CA. She is a member of the theatre club, Del Rey Players. Parisa serves as Desmond RHA's Chair of Activities and as a member of CAC. For her, a women's center would help build a community that educates both women and men. It will also establish a secure place for women students on campus and promote female leadership.

  Paris Loftis


Aisha McKee is a Junior Mechanical Engineering Student from Seattle, WA. She is involved with Gryphon Circle Service Organization, the Committee on the Status of Women, and residence life as a Resident Advisor. She sees a women's center as a place that supports women more holistically than they might be supported currently at LMU. As one of the four women in her major, she sees everyday discrimination against women inside and outside of the classroom. A women's center would provide a form of support that would engage with the fact she is a women and how that has impacted her experience in a STEM field.


  Aisha McKee


Brittany Rosario-Gregory is a sophomore Political Science and Communication Studies major from Las Vegas, NV. She is involved on campus with activities such as the LMU Debate Team, Phi Delta Phi Pre-Law Honor Society, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, and works in Ethnic and Intercultural Services as an Intercultural Facilitator. The significance of a women's center to her concerns the rights and respect of women's issues on this campus. Women are the majority of the LMU student body, yet are seen as an accessory to men as opposed to their equals.  She believes a women's center will address critical needs and support women as an integral part of the LMU family.

  Brittany Rosario-Gregory




Jade Turner hails from Hawthorne, CA. She is currently working at LMU in the Ethnic and Intercultural Services Department as well as in University Outreach and School Relations at California State University, Long Beach. She is also a graduate student at CSULB who will be receiving her Master of Science degree in Counseling: Student Development in Higher Education this coming May. Jade feels a women's resource center at LMU would serve as a vital component to women students education and holistic development. She also feels a women's center would be a great resource and space for women students to engage in critical dialogue about women's issues, foster a sense of community, and provide support networks that are crucial to students engaging and persisting at the university. She has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Women and Place and is confident the concerted effort will continue to empower women on campus and beyond.

  Jade Turner


Cat Weiss is a first year Applied Mathematics major from Nashville, TN. She works as a barista at the Lion's Den, is an Intercultural Facilitator at the Department of Ethnic and Intercultural Services, and is a member of Belles service organization. A women's center to Cat means empowering and educating women to help them grow. It would create a centralized space for women to come to discuss, learn, help others, and lead. A women's center is a vital aspect of providing women on LMU's campus with what they need.

  Cat Weiss