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Meet the Staff


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


Alexandra Hollifield, Graduate Assistant

The Women’s Center is excited to welcome Alexandra (“Alex”) Hollifield as our Graduate Assistant for this academic calendar. Alex is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science.  During her time at Wake Forest, she held several leadership positions on campus, including Vice President of Amnesty International, Campus Ambassador for Half the Sky, Committee Chair for Student Government, Head Coach for Girls on the Run, and Resident Adviser for first-year students.  In the summer of 2011, she studied abroad and taught third grade English in Arusha, Tanzania.  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 is currently serving on North Carolina Chapter Board for UN Women.  She loves daisies, drinking sweet tea out of mason jars, backpacking, and bluegrass.

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