Our Staff

Women's Center Staff

Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, Director
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In my role as Director of the Women's Center, utilizing a social justice framework, I lead the development and delivery of programming, services and advocacy around issues that impact women. I live in Kent and have been a member of the Kent State Community for over 15 years. Given my experiences and the relationships I have built in my tenure at Kent State, I see the core of my work as building community through collaboration, outreach and action.

Experience:

My background includes working and volunteering at shelters for domestic violence and sexual assault as well as a group home for adolescent girls in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. My professional experience in higher education includes admissions, academic advising and serving as a police dispatcher in addition to my role at the Women's Center.

Contact Info:

E: cpeggkir@kent.edu

P: (330) 672-9230

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Alicia Robinson, Assistant Director

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Position:

I serve as the Assistant Director of the Women’s Center. In this role I am responsible for developing strategies and identifying resources for programs, services and advocacy to secure equity of experience and resources for female identifying faculty, staff and students. I also coordinate and plan the centers’ planned programming, events, and services for students and employees throughout the University. In this role I also support the continual advancement and quality of educational experience and professional life of women at Kent State University.

Experience:

Prior to accepting this position, I served as the Program Coordinator for the Women’s Center and the Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services, and was the Graduate Assistant for the Women's Center.

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Ankita Tendolkar, Graduate Assistant
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I am the Graduate Assistant for the Women's Center. My role as a Graduate Assistant involves collaborating with campus and community partners to develop, facilitate, and implement programs focused on inclusivity, health, equality, gender, leadership, and advocacy. For example, Feminist Fridays, empowerment workshops, food pantry, career closet etc. I am particularly passionate about the Days for Girls project where we work with volunteers to make reusable menstrual kits for girls and women from developing countries so that they don't have to miss school. We hope to impact community engaged learning on campus and also transform the local/global community in the near future.

Experience:

In the past I have worked as a community health worker for a non-profit called Niramaya Health Foundation in Mumbai, India. I specifically worked on their Anemia Prevention and Control and Maternal and Child Care program. I also have experience working at a hospital as an intern in the Cardiology department. As an intern at the Women's Center I specifically worked on the health and well-being initiatives like Days for Girls, mammograms and yoga. This Summer I worked at Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta as a Summer Programming Intern. Apart from executing programs, my work involved evaluation and assessment of the programs. I also acted as a mentor to the girls.

Contact Info:

E: atendolk@kent.edu

P: (330) 672-9230

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