Womxn’s Center Student Staff


    Jasmin Toledo

  • Jasmin Toledo, Lead Intern

    Lead Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Major(s): Environmental Studies
    Jasmin Toledo is a second-year student majoring in Environmental Studies. She was born and raised in a small city within Ventura County, California. Jasmin is passionate about creating a safe space for students, and motivating others to pursue their dreams, especially women. She is a proud Mexican-American, first-generation college student, and has one older sister who inspires her to pursue a future career in STEM. Jasmin loves many genres of music, walking her dog every morning, and trying new hobbies.

  • Sydney Ferris

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    Lead Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Major(s): Feminist Studies, Sociology
    Sydney Ferris is a second-year double majoring in Feminist Studies and Sociology. She loves to go on adventures that include rock climbing, hiking, or basically any outdoor activities. She also loves to have time inside where she crochets and sews.

    Favorite feminist: Audre Lorde.


  • Tina Wang

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    Lead Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Major(s): MCD Biology

    Tina Wang is a fourth-year student majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She was born in San Francisco and was raised in San Leandro, California. She enjoys getting food with her friends and doing arts and crafts. Tina hopes to create a more safe and inclusive community where students can comfortably express themselves. She hopes to bring more awareness to social and human rights issues as well as continue to educate herself on important topics.  

     

    Favorite feminist: Maya Angelou.

  • Aissata Ba

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    Graphics & Marketing Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Major(s): Legal Studies

    Aissata Ba is a second-year student majoring in Legal Studies. She is West African and from Orange County, CA. Aissata loves reading in her spare time and has a deep appreciation for storytelling. She believes representation is crucial to social change and hopes to uplift the voices of women and other marginalized groups. Aissata is always eager to meet people of different walks at UCSC and make genuine connections.

    Favorite feminist: Amanda Gorman. 

     


  • Marlena De Castro

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    Student Intern

    Pronouns: She/They
    Major(s): Politics, Feminist Studies 
    Marlena De Castro is a queer Jew from Los Angeles with a passion for social justice. She loves reading feminist theory and cuddling with her cat. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking local trails, listening to music, and making jewelry. She is passionate about uniting femmes from different backgrounds to mobilize social change and fight for racial and gender equality. She is thrilled to be a part of the Womxn's Center team.

    Favorite feminist: Audre Lorde. 


  • Sophia Parizadeh

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    Student Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Major(s): Politics 
    Email: sparizad@ucsc.edu
    Sophia Parizadeh is a second-year born and raised in Orange County, California. She is passionate about inclusivity when it comes to feminism. Sophia is especially keen on advocating for women’s rights in SWANA and works to incorporate their stories more into feminist dialogues. She is proud of her Iranian heritage and loves Persian food and music. Sophia looks forward to joining a community of strong womxn from diverse backgrounds as well as generating knowledge and inspiration from opportunities at the Womxn’s Center.
    Favorite Feminist: Malala Yousafzai.

  • Ashley Marshall

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    Business Intern

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Major(s): Feminist Studies/CRES

    Email: asnmarsh@ucsc.edu 

    Ashley Marshall is a third-year student majoring in Feminist studies and CRES. She is the first in her family to attend college, a transfer student from the small town of Modesto California, and a mother to a bubbly two-year-old daughter. She is a solitary, eclectic pagan Witch focusing her craft on female empowerment and healing. She has a heart for wanting to create safe spaces of healing and wholeness for all women from all various backgrounds and walks of life through reconnection to their inner voice and with the earth.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking in the forest with her daughter looking for fairies, sunbathing on the beach, and spending time in her altar room working on her craft. 

    Favorite Feminist: Alice Walker.


  • Mayrín Rodriguez

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    Student Intern
    Pronouns: They/She
    Major(s): Politics/ Education
    Email: maeurodr@ucsc.edu 

    Mayrín Rodriguez was born and raised in San Diego, California, to immigrant parents from Mexico. They are a first-generation student with the goal of creating a safe space for all students and bringing awareness to issues regarding social justice topics. Mayrín's dream is to either be an immigration lawyer or a primary school teacher. They enjoy reading romantic tropes, listening to music fashion, and binge-watching mini-series on various streaming platforms. 

    Favorite Feminist: Grace Lee Boggs, Frida Kahlo, and Angela Davis.


  • Aneliz Moreno Graff

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    Student Intern

    Pronouns: She/They
    Major(s): Sociology
    Aneliz Moreno Graff is a fourth-year student majoring in Sociology with a concentration in GISES (Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies). She was born in Sonora, Mexico, but immigrated with her family when she was four years old to Tulare, CA. In the agricultural and conservative town of Tulare, she has always wanted to contribute to more action and social justice but never felt the opportunity to. Now in college, she is more passionate and motivated in making a difference in society. She is proud to be an undocumented first-generation Mexican woman pursuing a better future for her family and herself because they're her biggest inspiration. She strives for a future of equality for all identifying people and womxn to live in a hate-free world. She is also a very happy dog mom to Cooper, my adorable furbaby.

    Favorite feminist: bell hooks.