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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.

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

Marney Martin 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 a Human Resources Professional certification. She has greater than fifteen years’ experience spearheading and coordinating diversity and inclusion initiatives in the public and private sectors.

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (909) 607-3250


Sabina Eastman (she/her), IFC Student Assistant, Pitzer College ’23  (seastman@students.pitzer.edu)

Sabina is a senior at Pitzer College double majoring in Studio Art and Art History from Omaha, Nebraska. She works as a curatorial intern at the Benton Museum of Art and hopes to continue working post-grad in curation and museum studies. She is interested in feminist art, politics, and reproductive rights. She enjoys painting and printmaking, reading biographies, and traveling.

Klara Jacobs
(she/her), IFC Student Assistant, Pitzer College ’23, Psychology & English  (kjacobs@pitzer.edu)

Klara is a senior from Bozeman, Montana, majoring in Psychology at Pitzer College. She is passionate about women’s rights and is eager to learn more about how her interests in psychology and writing intersect with Gender and Women’s Studies at the IFC. At Pitzer, Klara serves as an Events Coordinator at the Grove House and is also a member of the 5C rugby team. In her free time, you can find Klara playing the violin or searching for the best swimming spots in Southern California.

Gwen Mascha (she/they), IFC Student Assistant, Claremont McKenna College ‘25 (gmascha25@cmc.edu)

Gwen is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She is intending on majoring in Critical Global Studies. In the future, Gwen is interested in working with refugees, and is especially concerned about the issues female refugees face. Gwen’s passion for women’s issues stems from her experiences learning about injustice in congressional debate. Gwen hopes to expand her knowledge of women’s issues and increase her impact on the community at the IFC. Gwen also serves 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 kitten Mona!


Nihar Patel (She/Her), IFC Student Assistant, Scripps ’25 (npatel6009@scrippscollege.edu)


Abigail Lawlor   CGU ’21, Applied Gender Studies & Community Engaged Education & Social Change