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Karen Lederer | lederer@wost.umass.edu | 413-545-1922

Karen Lederer has been an undergraduate advisor in the department since 1986. She works with majors and minors, writes the newsletter, is the undergraduate field work coordinator, teaches WOMENSST 295C Career and Life Choices. In addition she works on events, serves on committees, comes to classes with a basket of department materials and more. Karen has background in the labor, peace, AIDS and women's movements. Her other interests are wide ranging from art to quilts to the intergenerational legacy of the holocaust. Karen is an alum of the University, a STPEC (Social Thought and Political Economy) major and Women's Studies minor (it was Women's Studies then!).


Linda Hillenbrand | lindah@wost.umass.edu | 413-545-1922

Linda has been on the staff since 1995. She is responsible for office management, production of publications, the website, database, budgetary responsibilities and scheduling of classes. Linda is very active with the clerical and technical staff union on campus, the University Staff Association, and has had many different roles with them. She is also involved in the new initiative on campus to fight workplace bullying.