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Susan Castagnetto
Phone: (909) 607-8018

Susan Castagnetto has served as Director since 1999.  She also teaches courses in Gender & Women’s Studies and Philosophy at Scripps College and Pomona College, including Philosophy of Feminism, Feminist Ethics, Feminism and Science, and Women, Crime and Punishment.  She has worked extensively with community-based organizations that address feminist issues, particularly focusing on criminal justice, and has developed partnerships to sponsor projects and events. In 2007-2008, she was a fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute, sponsored by Women’s Foundation of California, working with other fellows to develop and pass state legislation extending the amount of time that parents in prison have to meet requirements for reuniting with their children in foster care.  She organizes a series of creative writing workshops each semester that brings together students at the Claremont Colleges and women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women.  She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Santa Clara and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University.

Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) at The Claremont Colleges and teacher of feminist philosophy.
Read more here.

Susan Castagnetto on the Power of Collaboration. For Sue Castagnetto, feminism has a whole new look… Read more here.

Program Assistant
Marney Martin
Phone: (909) 621-8274
Email: mmartin@scrippscollege.edu

Marney joined the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement as program assistant in October 2016. She has been a member of the Claremont Colleges community since 2013, previously serving in the Office of the President and Board of Trustees at Scripps College. Marney is a native of Chicago, IL and is currently living in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. She holds a B.S. in Finance and M.A. in Economics from Eastern Illinois University, as well as an HR certification. She has greater than fifteen years’ experience spearheading and coordinating diversity and inclusion initiatives in the public and private sectors.

Administrative Assistant
Sheri Ripley
Phone: (909) 607-3250
Email: sripley@scrippscollege.edu

Sheri joined the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement as an administrative assistant in November 2022. She first came to the Claremont Colleges in 2008, in roles at Claremont McKenna College including The Children’s School and the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. Sheri is a native southern Californian. She has worked in educational settings from preschool through high school and higher ed.


Isabella Hanna Ayala
(she/her), Scripps College ‘27 (iayala1660@scrippscollege.edu )
Isabella is a first-year student at Scripps College, currently undeclared but planning to major in Psychology or Spanish. She is from Glendale, California, and aspires to work in the medical field, striving to ensure quality healthcare for underrepresented communities. She wants to engage more deeply with public policy surrounding access to mental health and healthcare resources. At Scripps, Isabella participates in the Mock Trial team and is a member of the 5C Community Care Club. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time outdoors.

Sarai Juarez (she/they), Pomona College ‘27 (smjh2023@mymail.pomona.edu)
Sarai is a first-year student attending Pomona College and plans to double major in Public Policy Analysis and Gender and Women’s Studies. She is from Tucson, Arizona, and aspires to learn about the intersections of identity that affect students in their educational careers. Sarai is particularly interested in learning about the effect first-generation, low-income, LGBTQ+, and other intersecting identities have on educational accessibility. They hope to expand their knowledge of feminist ideas and continue the fight for liberation for people of all identities. In her free time, Sarai loves reading, writing, and learning!


Elizabeth Palomares (they/she), Claremont McKenna College ‘25 (epalomares25@students.claremontmckenna.edu)

Elizabeth is a junior at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Biology with a sequence in Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is from Houston, Texas, and aspires to be a veterinarian while actively engaging in womxn and LGBTQ+ activism. At CMC, she contributes as a Director of Mentorship for the 1Gen Club and Treasurer for the 5C Pre-Vet Club. Passionate about contributing to the IFC community, Elizabeth also enjoys the gym, socializing, and reading.




2023 Student Interns
Dani LaLuzerne
(they/them), IFC Student Intern
Pitzer College ‘25 (dlaluze@students.pitzer.edu)

Dani is a junior at Pitzer majoring in Disability Studies and Biology from Madison, Wisconsin. They are interested in biopolitics, specifically how gender, queerness, and disability are created, changed, and moralized over time. They also work as a sculpture assistant and are co-president of Pitzer’s Chronically Ill and Disabled Student Alliance. Dani loves reading feminist speculative fiction and nonfiction. In their free time, they enjoy listening to music, creating art, and hiking.

Gwen Mascha (she/they), IFC Student Intern (22/23 & 23/24)
Claremont McKenna College ‘25 (gmascha25@cmc.edu)

Gwen is a junior at Claremont McKenna College and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She is majoring in History with a sequence in gender/sexuality studies. In the future, Gwen is interested in doing activist work surrounding women’s issues and is especially concerned about the issues female refugees face. Gwen hopes to expand her knowledge of women’s issues and increase her impact on the community at the IFC. Gwen has also previously served as a research assistant for Professor Lisa Koch at the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at CMC. In her free time, Gwen loves listening to music, being in nature, and petting her cat Mona!

Katie Wang (they/them), IFC Student Intern
Pitzer College ’24 (katwang@students.pitzer.edu)

Katie is a senior at Pitzer College from Kirkland, Washington. They are majoring in Sociology and minoring in French, taking a particular interest in ethnic communities, queerness, and exploring the idea of societal integration and “belonging.” Katie also works at Pitzer’s Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS) and is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the 7C Literary/Arts Magazine, Agave Review. In their free time, they like crocheting, listening to music, and taking care of their dog Moony.


Sabina Eastman Pitzer, ’23




Klara Jacobs Pitzer, ’23



Lila Murphy (she/her), IFC Student Assistant, Pomona College ’25

Lila Murphy is a sophomore at Pomona majoring in Politics and minoring in Dance from Brooklyn, New York. Lila is passionate about prison abolition and transformative justice approaches to ending gender violence. In her free time, Lila works on the political education team of the 5C Prison Abolition Collective, dances in the Pomona and Scripps dance departments, and is a part of the 5C transformative and restorative justice collective seeking to seed spaces of radical care on campus. She also works as the Seaver Theater Box Office manager at Pomona. Lila enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking. At the IFC, she hopes to uplift the gender justice work that’s happening on campus already, as well as engage in new political education efforts. She’s eager and excited to work with the IFC and the larger Claremont community!