Information and Referral Specialists connect people to the community resources they need. Our job is to listen, identify needs and make appropriate referrals. Information and Referral Specialists combine skillful questioning and attentive listening with support and guidance in a process that gives individuals a sense of control and empowerment over their situation. We provide information, resources and options.
Additionally, we each coordinate a project designed to meet our professional growth and direction.
Hi my name is Amanda and I am the Frontline Coordinator for the Everywoman's Center. It is my third year with EWC and my senior year here at UMass. I am a psychology major, sociology minor and I am hoping to become a child psychologist one day. Hopefully it all goes as planned.
H-e-l-l-o!My name is Sherwood but I'm known as Sherboogy!! This is my third year on staff and I'm majoring in pre-med/kinesiology. My plan is to become a doctor and work as one in the west indies. My hobbies are eating, sleeping, playing basketball and soccer.
Hi, my name is Danitza and I am the frontline and library coordinator at Everywoman's Center. This is my first year on staff and my second year at UMass. I am both a Psychology and Spanish major and I'm also pursuing a Latin American Studies certificate. I enjoy learning about other cultures and meeting people from all over the world. I really hope this site serves as a good resource for all of you out there. Enjoy!
This is my first year at EWC and I'm the new MyCenter Development Coordinator. I started working here because I hope to promote equality and welfare for women everywhere and I love being part of this community. I'm interested in social services within the criminal justice system as well as at-risk youth empowerment, so hopefully I'll be a prison social worker and/or juvenile defender or something in between! I am a member of the S.A.S.A Dhadak Fusion Dance Team and University Chorale, and I mentor in Holyoke middle schools with Student Bridges.
Hi, my name is Laura, and I’m the Fall Training Coordinator. This is my second year on staff at Everywoman’s Center and my fourth year at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. I’m a psychology major with a minor in sociology. In the future I hope to work in human resources in recruitment, training, or leadership development programs. Until then, I enjoy spending my time writing, hiking, reading, and working in the Cognition and Action Lab in the psychology department. I also highly enjoy traveling and am looking forward to the next big adventure.
Hi, I'm Rachel and I'm the Resource Management Coordinator for EWC. This is my first year with EWC as well as my first year at UMass! I'm a biology major and I'm planning on a psych minor. After I graduate I want to go to grad school to become a Genetic Counselor and do research on genetic diseases. I'm really excited to be at UMass and working with EWC!
Hi there, my name is Rose and this is my first year at the EWC. I'm currently a sophomore considering the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies major and/or Sustainable Farming major with a Sociology minor. I'm hoping to bring local foods to more people. I'm also interested in a range of women's issues. In my free time, I'm into photography, thrift shopping and catching up on my shows. In terms of the EWC, I'm lucky enough to get the Everywoman's Center "On the Road" position where I go to alternate locations on campus and offer Information and Referrals. Keep an eye out for the table!
Hello, my name is Katherine. I am the Staff Development Coordinator for the Everywoman's Center. This is my second year at UMass and my first year on staff. I am majoring in Political Science hoping to work for the federal government one day. I love to dance, hangout with friends and just be adventurous! I do have a serious side, I love watching the news!
Hi. My name is Sumaiya. This is my third year at UMass and I am majoring in psychology and planning to minor sociology. It is my first year at EWC and I am the spring training coordinator. After I get my bachelor degree, I plan to get my masters in early childhood education and hopefully become a teacher. I love listening to music, learning about different cultures, and spending time with my family and friends.
Hi! My name is Aruna. I work as an IT consultant for EWC. This is my first year at EWC and at UMass. I am a Graduate student majoring in Computer Engineering. I plan to take up teaching. I enjoy volunteering for social activities, cooking, travelling, and music. This is my first job and I am very happy to start my career working for a wonderful organization like EWC.