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Professional Staff

Faith Kazmi, Ed.D

Associate Dean/Director                                              

Hello and welcome!  I’ve had the privilege of working with incredibly smart and talented students at the WCC who care about making a difference and making the world a better place for women since 2005.  In 2011, I became the Director and my work involves overseeing the function and mission of the WCC, in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Stanford community.  I am constantly inspired by conversations that take place in our space or during our programs where we explore the intersections of feminism and identity, leadership, and contemporary issues related to gender equity and social justice.  The WCC is an open and welcoming space where students are invited to explore issues, gain relevant academic and professional skills, and find a sense of community with others who care about making positive change.  I believe in embracing innovative ways of addressing issues and promoting an inclusive space where conversations and action can emerge. My academic journey began at UC Irvine where I earned my BA in Psychology with a Management Minor, and then I ventured to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to earn my MA in Higher Education Administration. I later earned my Doctor of Education degree from the University of San Francisco in Organization & Leadership within their School of Education. Outside of the office I enjoy traveling, creative endeavors, reading, cooking/baking, personal development, exploring the great things the bay has to offer, and enjoying quality time with family and friends.


Marta Hanson

Assistant Dean/Associate Director 

Hello! I've had the great pleasure of working with the dynamic, thoughtful, incredibly committed community at the WCC since 2015. As Associate Director, I support our awesome student staff as they develop and implement programming, specifically advising the Mentorship & Career Pathways Program, the Academic Program, the Campus Outreach Program, and the NSO & Intern Program. I also serve as a resource for WVSOs (Women's Voluntary Student Organizations) and work with partners across campus to advance our common goals. My commitment to gender equity and social justice blossomed when I was a student at Stanford myself, majoring in American Studies (thematic focus: "Perspectives on Justice") and Feminist Studies. In recent years I've pursued this commitment in various professional capacities, including serving as the Deputy Finance Director for the 2014 re-election campaign of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and, prior to that, working in both the DC and SF offices of NARAL Pro-Choice America to protect and expand reproductive freedom. I serve as a national Women’s Caucus co-chair for New Leaders Council, which trains and supports emerging progressive leaders, and I also serve on the board of the Stanford Alumni Women's Impact Network, which I helped launch in 2012. Outside of professional and volunteer work, you'll find me dancing, hiking, crafting, traveling, or spending way too much time perusing used bookstores.

Dejah Carter, M.Ed

Assistant Director                    
Hello there! I am a new member of the WCC professional staff and I am so very excited to have the opportunity to work with such intelligent, impactful, dedicated, and wonderful students! As the Assistant Director, I help support our amazing student staff in their work, oversee the Communications, Feminist Discussions, and Health and Wellness programs, manage the WCC Library, and assist with day to day operations of the center. I recently moved here to the Bay Area from Charlottesville, VA, where I served in my prior role as the Greer Fellow for Women, Girls, and Global Justice in the Women’s Center at the University of Virginia. My passion for supporting the academic and professional growth as well as the  identity development and social justice work of students began during my time as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia where I received my B.A. in History and African American and African Studies in 2014 and my M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2018. My experiences and struggles as a low income, transfer student of color inspired me to pursue a career in Student Affairs where I am able to help students navigate their own unique college experience through a social justice lens. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to old music, watching historical documentaries, reading, and exploring the Bay Area.



2018-19 WCC Student Staff

We are thrilled to announce our 2018-19 student staff! Photos & bios to come in fall 2018.

Alex Nam, Academic Coordinator

Audrey Huynh, Feminist Narratives Coordinator

Caroline Ferguson, Graduate Program Coordinator

Catherine Xie, Campus Outreach Coordinator

Claire Dauge-Roth, Mentorship & Career Pathways Coordinator

Ginger Gramson, Health and Wellness Coordinator

Karina Gutierrez, Graduate Program Coordinator

Kay Anley, Women in STEM Coordinator

Natalie Gable, Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference Chair

Phoebe Oathout, Feminist Discussions Coordinator

Rawley Clark, Feminist Narratives Coordinator

Taylor Crutison, Communications Coordinator

Tessa Lisanti, NSO and Intern Coordinator


2016-17 WCC Student Staff & Interns


2015-16 WCC Student Coordinators


WCC 2015-16 student staff, student interns, and professional staff.
2015-2016 WCC student staff & interns and professional staff