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Staff

Director
Susan Castagnetto
Phone: (909) 607-8018
Email: scastagn@scrippscollege.edu

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
Phoebe Bass
Phone: (909) 607-3250
Email: pbass@scrippscollege.edu


2021/2022 IFC STUDENT WORKERS

Klara Jacobs (She/Her), IFC Student Assistant, Pitzer ’23, English & World Literature (kjacobs@students.pitzer.edu)

Klara is a junior transfer student from Bozeman, Montana, majoring in English and World Literature at Pitzer College. She is passionate about women’s rights and is eager to learn more about how her interest in writing intersects with Gender and Women’s Studies at the IFC. At Pitzer, Klara serves as an Events Coordinator at the Grove House. She is also a member of the Pitzer Outdoor Adventure Club as well as the Ultimate Frisbee Team. Klara loves to play the violin, ski, sing, read, and spend time on the beach in her free time.

 

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

Nihar is a freshman student at Scripps from Claremont, CA thinking of majoring in Economics on the pre-med track. She is passionate about gender equality and women’s rights, making her eager to work at the IFC and learn more about the two. Nihar is a board member of the South Asian Student Association Club and a member of Claremont Tamasha and Project Sunshine. In her free time, she loves listening to music, dancing, reading, photography, and hanging out with her friends and family.


2020/2021 IFC STUDENT WORKER

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.

2019/2020 IFC STUDENT WORKERS

Betel Tesfamariam (She/Her) is a senior at Pomona College studying Environmental Justice and Africana Studies. She is an international student from Ethiopia but currently lives in Accra, Ghana with her family. She enjoys dancing to Afrobeats, writing poetry, and traveling. Betel has been helping with publicity, organizing collaborative opportunities with the Women’s Union (POM), and off-campus activities. She is the co-founder of the 5C African Students Association and is passionate about anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist Black Liberation through transnational social movements and solidarity. Betel would like to create events that celebrate radical Black Feminist creative expression in and outside of academia.

Angélica Campos (She/Her) is a senior at Claremont McKenna College studying Human Biology and Spanish. She is from Los Angeles, CA and is passionate about sexual and reproductive health policy in Latin America and in communities of color domestically. Angélica is also a sponsor for Latinx students through the Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) office, and enjoys mentoring and organizing community-building events to make the transition to college as smooth as possible for her peers. Angélica would like to create events that focus on sexual health and reproductive justice discourse specifically tailored for women of color. In her free time, Angélica enjoys salsa dancing, traveling, playing with makeup, and spending time with her baby sisters.

Amandine Manywa (She/Her) is a junior at Pomona College and an international student from Rwanda. She is majoring in French and minoring in Africana Studies. She is also the head coordinator at the Pomona College Women’s Union where she does a lot of work centering survivors and their safety and well-being and she also works with the 7C African Students Association. Amandine would like to create events that explore the intersections of black feminist praxis, intergenerational trauma and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys consuming different forms of art, reading and dancing to afrobeats.