IFC Steering Committee

The IFC Steering Committee consists of the Coordinator, who chairs the committee; faculty representatives from the individual Claremont Colleges; and the Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian at Honnold-Mudd Library.

2020-2021 Committee Members

Director: Sue Castagnetto

Claremont Graduate University: Linda Perkins

Claremont McKenna College: Ellen Rentz

Harvey Mudd College: Isabel Balseiro

Pitzer College: Sarah Gilbert

Pomona College: Treva Ellison

Scripps College: Piya Chatterjee 

Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian: Nazia Islam

Student Reps

Abigail Lawlor (She/Her), IFC Student Assistant, CGU ’21, Applied Gender Studies & Community Engaged Education & Social Change (abigail.lawlor@cgu.edu)
Abby is a current dual degree masters student in Applied Gender Studies and Community Engaged Education and Social Change at Claremont Graduate University. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster PA where she was a double major in Government and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Before starting at CGU she was a college adviser with the College Advising Corps, and a Princeton in Asia fellow in Shenyang China. In her free time, Abby loves to hike, read, and bake bread.

Haley Parsley (She/Her),  Pomona ’21, Women & Gender Studies (hcpa2017@mymail.pomona.edu)
Haley is a senior Gender and Women’s Studies major at Pomona College. She hails from Baltimore City, and loves cooking, puzzling with her friends, and playing with her cat. She is passionate about disability justice and plans to work as a disability rights lawyer in the future. Her senior thesis will focus on disability and the anti-vax movement.

Ja’Nea James (She/Her), Pomona ’21, Women & Gender Studies (ajja2017@mymail.pomona.edu)
Ja’Nea is a senior at Pomona College majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies and on the pre-health track. She often places Black American motherhood and reproductive justice as the focus of her academic projects. At Pomona, she is a Quantitative Skills Center Partner, Sage Fellow, Tour Guide, and a Pre-Health Liaison. She also remains involved with the Office of Black Student Affairs and Pomona’s Black Student Union. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV, baking, biking, running, and chatting with her family back home in Alabama.