The Princeton Women's Mentorship Program would not be possible without the support of the following offices and organizations: The Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, The Office of the Dean of the College, The Women's Center, and The Advisory Committee on Women's Leadership.
We are particularly grateful for our administrative sponsors, Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu, Dean of Whitman College, and Amada Sandoval, Director of the Women's Center.
Amada Sandoval joined the Women's Center as director in 2001. The mission of the Women’s Center is to recognize and work to end historic and persistent gender inequality at Princeton, and beyond. The Center was started by students in 1971, and has played an important role in the University's evolution over the years. Amada works with students to develop programs which serve all Princeton students no matter the gender, and the larger University Community; and oversees all the budgetary aspects of the Center. In addition to being a founding sponsor of the Princeton Women’s Mentorship Program, Amada served on the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership (SCUWL) and contributed to the report which was released in 2011. Amada is also a Faculty Fellow for the Women’s Track and Field Team, and an Academic Adviser at Wilson College.
With an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature (from a larger, older, institution north of here), Amada is scheduled to complete a PhD in English from Princeton this fall. Her dissertation is on hard-boiled detective fiction and film noir.
Please feel free to stop by the Women’s Center in Frist 243 to say hello, have a cup of coffee or tea, flip through a magazine, study between classes, and/or meet some interesting peers.
After completing her Ph.D. in French at Princeton University, Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at Haverford College before returning to Princeton as an academic administrator in the residential colleges in 2003. In 2007 she became the founding dean of Whitman College. She chaired the first-year experience subcommittee of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership (SCUWL), developed ReFRESH, the first-year student retreat, and watched with great admiration as the Princeton Women’s Mentorship Program was founded by visionary students inspired by the recommendations of the SCUWL report. Rebecca welcomes the chance to work closely with the Leadership Team this year to increase women’s interest in and access to leadership of all kinds. She serves on the Advisory Council for Women’s Leadership, precepts courses on literature and cinema, and is a fellow for the Women’s Soccer team.
The Rev. Dr. Alison L. Boden has served as Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel at Princeton University since August 2007. Dean Boden is the author of numerous articles and chapters on religion and social justice in addition to a book, Women’s Rights and Religious Practice (Palgrave 2007). Her course offerings have included such topics as religion and human rights, the rights of women, the history and phenomenology of prayer, and religion and violence. She has served in an advisory capacity to a variety of non-governmental organizations and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Dean Boden is thrilled to be part of PWMP, and to have the chance to support so many amazing young women at Princeton.
Bruce Easop received an A.B. in Politics from Princeton and an M.A. in Legal and Political Theory from University College London. His master's work focused on resolving conflicts between claims to religious liberty and LGBT anti-discrimination laws. At Princeton, he served as USG President when he helped to create the Princeton Mental Health Initiative and Co-Chaired the Freshman Orientation Implementation Group. Last year, he returned to Princeton as the first Leadership Fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life. In this role, he supports student leadership through advising PWMP, the Princeton Perspective Project, and the ReFRESH Retreat for freshmen. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for Women's Leadership and is a fellow of Butler College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, exploring art museums, and visiting friends in the Great Class of 2013. Go Tigers!
As former associate dean, Tara Christie Kinsey worked at the intersection of the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, where she undertook campus-wide initiatives to bridge and enrich student learning within and beyond the classroom. Her primary responsibilities included: advising the Princeton Women’s Mentorship Program, the Princeton Perspective Project, and other student leadership initiatives; managing the relationship between academic and athletic affairs; and overseeing the work of the Princeton Academic-Athletic Fellows Program. Tara Christie Kinsey received her A.B. in English from Princeton, where she was a four-time All-Ivy League selection in softball, and her Ph.D. in English from Emory University. She specializes in modern and contemporary British and Irish literature and has taught at The Peddie School, Emory University, Georgetown University and Princeton. From 2005 to 2012, she worked on the University's capital campaign, Aspire: A Plan for Princeton.
In 2015, Dr. Kinsey was appointed as the new Head of School for the Hewitt School, an independent school for girls in New York City.