WCC Professional Staff
Faith Kazmi, Ed.D
Program Advisement: Women in STEM | Gender Equity Justice Summit | Feminist Narratives | Graduate Programs
Hello and welcome! The WCC is one of the seven departments within the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership. We engage with students on issues of gender, equity, identity, and justice, and am honored to serve as the Director of the WCC. I first came to the WCC in 2005 and am committed to working with the community to create a space that is ever-evolving and reflective of the many experiences and perspectives, as well as one that is based in an ethic of love. We welcome those of all identities, backgrounds, and genders, and we aspire to reflect this through our programs, services, collaborations, and presence online. My role is to oversee the function and mission of the WCC, in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Stanford community. My journey into this work began at UC Irvine where I earned my BA in Psychology with a Management Minor. I continued at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where I earned 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. For fun, I enjoy traveling, creative endeavors (writing/painting/crafting), reading, cooking/baking, personal development, meditation practices, and enjoying quality time with my family and friends.
Alicia Lewis, M.S.W.
Assistant Dean/Associate Director
Program Advisement: Intern Program | WVSO & Leadership Programs | Pathways Program | Collective Liberation Series
Sup y’all! My name is Alicia, and I have the genuine pleasure of serving as the Associate Director of the WCC. In conjunction with others, my role works to support the Intern Program, WVSO & Leadership Programs, the Academic Program, the Mentorship & Career Pathways program, and the Men and Masculinities Project. I came to higher education via a very fortunate misstep pursuing a Bachelors of Business Management at Syracuse University (GO ORANGE!!), which led to working towards my Masters of Social Work at The University at Albany, SUNY. During my time in grad school I unexpectedly fell into a career in higher education, and decided to stick around. Since then I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about social identities, systemic inequities, barriers to accessing a college education, and subsequently my role and responsibility in dismantling them. I find purpose in working to create worlds that we can’t yet see, to serve those who have historically been left out. To quote one of the greats, Adrienne Maree Brown, “the goal of our work should be to grow more possibilities, and always be expanding our options and our horizons. If the work we are doing is narrowing our choices and focusing in on the one right answer, then it is probably not visionary work.” My life outside of the WCC consists of enjoying the miraculous wonders of Oakland, traveling, hanging with my queer writing group, going to music shows – the smaller and more intimate the better, and generally speaking, pursuing a joyful life.
Dejah S. Carter, M.Ed
Program Advisement: Communications | Feminist Discussions| Health and Wellness|NSO/Community Engagement |
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 programmatic area, manage the WCC Library, and assist with day to day operations of the center. I also co-advise the Men and Masculinities Project with the Associate Director. 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.