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Current WILL Participants

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Regina Adams
Senior, Criminal Justice

I joined WILL because...
I joined WILL because of the idea of being surrounded by women who want to become leaders in their communities just as much as I do is something that interests me.

What WILL excite you this year…
when I get to see two of my best friends who are in the military returning from  Afghanistan in the summer.

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Katie Britt
3rd year, Biomedical Studies/Pre-Medicine

I joined WILL because…
I joined WILL to meet new people and work on growing my leadership skills as a woman.

What WILL excite you this year…
I WILL be excited about working in a melanoma lab on medical campus this year!

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Tiara Chambers  
Junior, Social Work/Women Studies

I joined WILL because…   
I wanted to participate in a powerful movement. I believed that WILL have something to offer not only to UC campus, but community based.  Women have always done extraordinary things especially when they are all in the same direction. I hope that I will be a part of a greater essence this year with WILL. Hoping that this group of women will help change me for the better and push me to my greatest potential as I will do for them.

What WILL excite you this year…

Traveling and trying new things! I am going to New Orleans this summer and I am really excited about this trip because the city has a lot to do and there is going to be a three day music festival. I love music from Slow Jazz to International Music and every sound in between. I appreciate the sounds and lyrics of a song, it is almost like heaven to my ears. I am finding out that traveling is my new love, from going to Cali last year and Las Vegas in March, seeing new things help put things into perspective and I enjoy that. My family doesn’t travel, so as a kid I knew everything about Cincinnati and in close distance. By the time I had the choice of leaving I absolutely made sure I did. I work hard to pay for my own trips, and in doing this I tried not to be negative about my time in a new city. I take in everything (nature, people, food, cultures, etc) and bring of all the positivity back with me to Cincinnati. I am hoping that WILL will have the same impact as going to a new city, and I am so excited for the moments to come.

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Mica Cunningham
Sophomore, Chemistry

I joined WILL because…
I want to be armed with the tools to fight for women's rights.

What WILL excite you this year…
being the Vice President of UC Cultural Connections

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Abby Daffner
4th year, Sociology Major / Religious Studies Certificate

I joined WILL because...
I joined WILL because I was looking for a way to get involved on campus and also make a difference in my community. WILL has been a great way to do this!

What WILL excite you this year…
I am excited to gain some experience working in a funeral home and really solidify my plans for my future career. And, of course, the re-release of Star Wars Episode II in I-max 3D is also pretty exciting!

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Ashley Goreski
Second year,  Interior Design at DAAP  Major/ Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor.  

I enjoy the community in WILL where I have an opportunity to grow as a woman and leader with unique people who value similar ideals.  I enjoy helping women and children and making the world a better place.

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Jalisa Holifield
4th year, Dietetics Major

I joined WILL because…
I joined WILL because I was nominated by Rebecca Lehman through RAPP, the university's Racial Awareness Program that focuses on fighting oppression through individual awareness and collective action. I am passionate about social justice issues  and learned a lot during my RAPP XXVII  year and was recommended to continue developing my leadership skills through WILL's foundation with the Social Change Model.

What WILL excite you this year…
I am excited about the upcoming school year because I will serve as a Residents Assistant in Morgens Hall. I know it will be a challenge but I am looking forward to meeting the residents and helping created a community that is conducive to education while still making connections and having fun.

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Emily Imhoff      
Second year majoring in Communication and Journalism (Pre-Law)/ Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

What initially drew me towards WILL was the idea of an all women's leadership group. I'm a strong advocate for women in elected official positions, and being in an environment with other passionate and supportive women could only help build such a progressive majority. After bonding with the WILL team, I've come to appreciate each woman's individual take on feminism and their visions as an activist. These women have introduced me to ideas and have shared stories that inspire me to fight harder. I look forward to the growth of WILL throughout our involvement. Through WILL, I'm confident that my knowledge of feminism, leadership skills, and friendships will grow immensely. 

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Dorothy Kehl
Junior, Psychology & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

I joined WILL because…
I joined WILL because I want to find my own voice and learn how to offer greater support for others.

What WILL excite you this year…
I’m excited to raise a dog this year! And see everyone in WILL once class starts!

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Assietou Ly
Sophomore, International Business

I joined WILL because…
I joined will because i believe i wanted to belong to a community  of strong and intelligent women. I want to grow as a leader and improve my public speaking skills. I look forward to getting to know all of the ladies better as well as myself ! 

What WILL excite you this year…
I'm excited for my sophomore year of college. I broke a lot of boundaries and achieved all of my goals . I hope this year will allow me to continue my winning streak !

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Stacey Masur
Junior, Nursing and Spanish

I joined WILL because… I hope to attend medical school in the future and to use my degree to make a difference in health care in third world countries. My favorite color is pink and I really enjoy American History. I have a passion for dance and I have been teaching dance for 6 years. I joined WILL to meet new people and to make a difference in the lives of others. I am looking forward to this year and cannot wait to see all this amazing group accomplishes!

What WILL excite you this year… I am excited to be a new member of the UC international dance team! 


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Heidi Palmer 
Junior, Social Work and WGSS

I joined WILL because…
I joined WILL because I wanted to be a part of the WGSS community. It is the first student group I have found where every participant in the group really seems to enjoy themselves. 

What WILL excite you this year…
I am excited for this year because I am moving into a new apartment with a huge kitchen and nice hardwood floors. I am also taking some really awesome classes and falling more in love with my two majors. I am so happy to be a part of WILL and have the opportunity to spend time with some really amazing women each week.

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Stephanie Sollanek
3rd year,Neuropsychology

I joined WILL because…
I wanted to learn more about femainism and become involved in activism. Meeting new people is also a plus :)

What WILL excite you this year…
Having new and fun adventures during this new year of college! 

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Lauren Wales 
4th Year, Anthropology

I joined WILL because…
I find that a community of powerful, intelligent and inspiring women is a network that can sustain me through the challenges of achieving my dreams - whether this community is comprised of my neighbors, my fellow professionals, or in my college community.  Individually, we are strong. Together, we are mighty!

What WILL excite you this year…
This Labor Day I will be spearheading a local demonstration as part of a national movement in support of birthing options and rights for women- the 2nd Annual Rally to Improve Birth.   We'll be protesting in front of our local hospitals, asking them to follow evidence based best practices for women and their babies.   Similar protests will be taking part in over 100 other cities this Labor Day, thanks to ImprovingBirth.org!

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Sara Whitestone
2nd Year, Biomedical Sciences 

I joined WILL because… I want to learn from these inspiring women who are pushing the envelope, breaking down barriers and stereotypes, and creating new opportunities for future generations. I know these outstanding women will help me grow and develop my own "WILL" self. I know WILL will help me in every area of my life- academically, professionally, and personally. 

What WILL excite you this year… I'm so excited for our Pave the Way Initiative. Disability Services, the university architects, and Sara Spins (www.SaraSpins.org) are all working together to create a more accessible, equal, and inclusiveness campus for all students! I'm also excited I don't have to live off a mini-fridge and microwave this year... #freshmanproz

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Algeria Wilson
Junior, Social Work Major/ Political Science Minor

I joined WILL because…
I was interested in seeking a community of intellectual diverse women, who could help me create change on campus, and even more so in the community. WILL will give me the opportunity to grow as an individual by allowing me to embrace feminism and activism, as well as providing me with the education and experience to be a powerful leader!

What WILL excite you this year…
I am excited to see the bonds that are formed over the next year through WILL, and I am excited to see how far i've grown as a feminist leader through WILL. Most importantly I am excited about being one step closer to being finished with undergrad!