9.1, Contributor Notes

Alina Baiju is currently a fourth-year honors student at the University of Georgia, majoring in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Women’s Studies. She lives with two cats, and her hometown is Johns Creek, GA. In her free time, Alina enjoys reading and painting.

Jennifer John Britto is a fourth-year pre-med student at UGA, double majoring in Women’s Studies and Biochemistry.

Meredith Eget is an undergraduate senior at the University of Georgia with majors in English, Spanish and Women’s Studies, a minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and an area of focus in Creative Writing. Her research investigates the power of literature—in forms both traditional and unconventional—to inhibit and enact social change with a focus in Latin American and feminist contexts. She will begin earning her PhD in English at the University of Miami this fall.

Sofia Castresana is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Women’s Studies and Sociology at the University of Georgia. She loves learning about intersectional and postcolonial feminism and especially enjoys exploring feminist work about or by Latinx and Latin American people to reconnect with that part of her identity that is often ignored in academia in Georgia.

Janessa Harris is currently a third-year undergraduate student studying Women and Gender Studies at the University of Georgia. She loves the Women’s Studies program at UGA for not only the variety of the subject matter discussed but the personal connections she has made with peers and professors in her courses. She values hearing the perspectives of her peers to learn about the different ways that we all read the world. Academically, she has focused on the importance of a comprehensive sex education curriculum, Black maternal mortality rates, AAPI representation in media and film, and how to be a feminist researcher. Some of her personal interests include reading, spending time with her dogs and cat, and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

Natalie Kersnick is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in International Affairs and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. She also is pursuing a minor in Sociology and a certificate in Global Studies. Natalie has experience working as an undergraduate research assistant and plans on pursuing graduate studies in the field of human rights.

Sara Kirk is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia majoring in psychology and women’s studies. Her academic interests reflect her personal experience in seeking to understand the relationship between mental health and the self, and she believes intersectional feminist theory can be a guiding factor in this process. She hopes to pursue further education in social work or professional counseling. Outside of school, she loves making music and spending time with friends and family.

Marti Wolf is a third-year student at the University of Georgia majoring in Women’s Studies, Film Studies, and Sociology. She is interested in interdisciplinary studies and alternative forms of research and research communication.