Meet the participants of Middlebury’s Feminist Retreat!

Middlebury is very excited welcome back WS/WAGS/GSFS alumni for our first feminist retreat.


The retreat will take place November 4-6, 2016. Please join us for the following events:


Friday, November 4

Dinner reception

6-8 p.m., Chellis House


Saturday, November 5

10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Abernethy Room, Axinn Center


10:30 – 11 a.m.

Opening remarks by GSFS faculty and staff


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Feminist Law & Feminist Community Building

Lauren Curatolo ’06, Queens Legal Aid Society

Molli Freeman-Lynde ’08, Chin & Curtis, LLP

Ashley Guzman ’13, civil legal advocate, Bronx Defenders

Jackie Park ’15, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Katie Perekslis ’06, senior director of project management, Legal Solutions Company

Aifuwa Ehigiator ’08, founder, Our Street

Sophie Esser Calvi ’03.5, associate director of food and farm programs, Middlebury College


12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch


1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Feminist Education and Academe

Jullie Rains Snyder ’97, Grade 8 Math/Science Teacher at Miles River Middle School

Alexandra Strott ’15, high school educator

Ryan Tauriainen ’08, Director of Early Childhood Strategy, Friendship Public Charter Schools

Christine Bachman-Sanders ’09, Ph.D. student, American Studies, University of Minnesota

Kolbe Franklin ’08, doctoral candidate/adjunct instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Albany

Vincent Jones ’12, Ph.D. student, Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University


2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Coffee break


2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Feminist Science and Art

Lisa Darak-Druck ’92, senior IT business analyst, IDEXX Laboratories

Joana Georgakas ’14, Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; clinical research assistant, McLean Hospital

Katie Linder ’15, RA, Middlebury College

Amanda Baker ’94, actor and singer

Melian Radu ’13, poet, MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Meet today’s GSFS majors and minors


6 p.m. Dinner at Brainerd Commons, 132 Blinn Lane

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