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Meet the Staff

Alexandra Hollifield, Program Coordinator

Alexandra (“Alex”) Hollifield joined our staff in 2013 as a Graduate Assistant for the academic year.  During her time as a GA, she worked in several programming areas, including VanDIY and the 2014 Cuninggim Lecture with Courtney E. Martin. Alex is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science.  Alex has presented her research on topics related to transnational feminisms at national conferences including the Associated Colleges of the South Women’s Studies Conference and the National Women’s Studies Association Conference.  She is currently working toward her Masters in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.  As a former resident of North Carolina, Alex has served on North Carolina Chapter Board for UN Women.  Her programming areas currently include topics such as perfectionism, body image, disordered eating, professional development for women, and sexual health.  She loves daisies, drinking sweet tea out of mason jars, backpacking, and bluegrass.

To contact Alex, email: alexandra.l.hollifield@vanderbilt.edu

Terrie Barrow, Administrative Assistant

Terrie Barrow, our administrative assistant, comes to the Women’s Center from the Dean of Students Office at Vanderbilt, where she was the receptionist. She has had many fascinating careers, including professional ballroom dance teacher, process technician at a chemical plant, and a professional baker and cook. Terrie is most proud of being a stay-at-home mom for ten years to her two sons, Ethan, 17, and Noah,15. She is also an active member and volunteer for Gilda’s Club Nashville. Terrie enjoys being at home with her husband Richard, kids, cats, and chickens; she and her family are interested in urban farming and living sustainably.

To contact Terrie, email: theresa.o.barrow@vanderbilt.edu

 

Hyemin Kim, Graduate Assistant

Hyemin Kim recently joined the Women’s Center as a Graduate Assistant. Originally from South Korea, she is a M.Ed. candidate in International Education Policy and Management at Peabody College of Education. Hyemin studied English Language and Literature with a particular focus on post-colonial and immigrant literature at Yonsei University prior to coming to Vanderbilt. After graduating, she worked at Korean National Commission for UNESCO as a program assistant to a regional literacy promotion project, proving support to organizations in Asia-Pacific, one of which implemented a women-friendly literacy education project in Hafizabad and Lahore, Pakistan. Her current interests in working with the Women’s Center include supporting students and faculty with children on university campuses and women’s empowerment within the context of cultural constraints.

To contact Hyemin, email: hyemin.kim@vanderbilt.edu

Kinsey Walker, Graduate Assistant

Kinsey Lee Walker is originally from South Charleston, West Virginia.  Kinsey studied Philosophy and English with a particular focus on application to modern race theory at The College of Wooster in Ohio. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Kinsey was a kindergarten – 1st grade teacher and middle school basketball coach in Hazlehurst, Mississippi through Teach for America and taking on a role for recruiting HBCU and local undergraduates from Mississippi into TFA.  As a teacher, her focus was on family friendly classrooms and relationship building, which was crucial for spreading positive school culture in a small town atmosphere.  Her current interests in working with the Women’s Center include women in leadership opportunities, working with female athletics, and building relationships across campus for students with families so that they feel  welcome at Vanderbilt.

To contact Kinsey, email: kinsey.l.walker@vanderbilt.edu