WCC Student Interns
2022-23 WCC Student Interns
Ada Gethsemany Argueta-Guox, Community Engagement Intern
La utz awach! My name is Ada Gethsemany Argueta-Guox and I am a freshman planning to major in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity with a minor in Native American Studies or Public Policy. I was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California and am a proud First-Gen K’iche’ woman! I am the Community Engagement intern at the WCC! Having attended a private and predominantly white highschool and being low-income inspired me to become more involved in creating educational environments that are equitable. I am excited to work at the WCC to help empower marginalized communities at Stanford and engage the Stanford community with the different resources that the WCC has to offer. In my free time I love to dance to Spanish music, go to the gym, and go out to eat with friends and family.
Anushka Vijay, Environmental Justice Intern
Hey everyone! My name is Anushka Vijay (she/her) and I am so excited to be this year’s Environmental Justice Intern at the WCC! I am a freshman from Bangalore, India and Manila, the Philippines and I hope to major in Earth Systems and potentially minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies while at Stanford. I am extremely passionate about environmental justice and intersectional feminism and am looking forward to amplifying progress and campus resources regarding these topics. I look forward to joining a welcoming, supportive community at the WCC where I can learn from to challenge myself and grow as a feminist, ally, and social justice activist in various spheres of gender equity. In my free time, I love to hike, scrapbook, read historical fiction novels, do yoga, and learn about fashion! I can’t wait to get to know you all more this year!
Hazel Le, Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit Intern
Hii! I'm Hazel (they/she) and I'm from Hà Nội, Việt Nam. I'm thrilled to be interning for the Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit this year. I'm most in my elements when talking about food, arts, and writings (Alok Menon and Ocean Vuong saved me!). I'm planning on double-majoring in Management Science & Engineering and Comparative Studies Race & Ethnicity.
I'm a self-described rebel with a cause with my causes being decolonizing economics and feminism, pursuing journalism in the context of social movements, and using exclamation marks/emojis in professional settings ☺️. I can't wait to foster my friendships with everyone in the team and grow in a close-knit community.
Iman Deriche, Feminist Narratives Intern
Hey! Salam! My name is Iman Deriche (she/her), and I am a WCC intern in the Feminist Narratives program. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN so I'm super excited to finally experience the California sunshine for the next 4 years! I am intending to major in Earth Systems or Environmental Engineering. I am passionate about environmental justice and accessibility to environmental justice education in low-income and rural communities. As a first-generation low-income student who never received any environmental justice in a classroom setting, I never realized how climate disaster and climate change impacted my own community until doing my own research. In my free time I really enjoy hiking, playing ultimate frisbee, reading (every and all genres), and cooking/baking Algerian cuisine. If anyone ever wants to talk about Ecofeminist thought or how religion and femininity intersect, I'm happy to discuss! So excited to work with all the amazing people at the WCC this year :-)
Lina Mohamad, WCC STEM Intern
Hi everyone! I’m Lina (she/her) from Dallas, TX and I’m the WCC STEM program intern for this year. I’m a current sophomore planning on studying Human Biology with a focus on the impact of race, gender, and genetics on health. In my free time, I love trying out new things – please send your Spotify playlists, favorite restaurants, and show recommendations my way! As a FLI student, I’m really passionate about making community accessible for everyone, and that’s why I’m so excited to contribute to such a welcoming and supportive community within the WCC. Hope to see you there!
Lizbeth Zambrano-Sanchez, Community Engagement Intern
What’s up! My name is Lizbeth Zambrano-Sanchez, I use she/her/ella pronouns, and I’m from East Los Angeles (the 323). I hope to study Earth Systems/CSRE, and I’m interested in the energy field and the practice of prison abolition. I am one of the community engagement interns, and I hope to continue building the WCC into a welcoming and fun space on campus. In my spare time, I enjoy romanticizing my life by making mini-vlogs, paintings (think Pinterest watercolor Bob Ross aesthetic), or working out. I love memoirs, poetry, and my pet bunny Milagro.
Sara Abdelhamid, Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit
Salam everyone! My name is Sara (she/her) and I’m one of the Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit interns this year. I’m originally from Egypt, but currently live in San Jose, California. I’m currently a freshman and I’m considering majoring in Public Policy and Economics, perhaps with a focus on the intersection of sustainable development and environmental justice in the Middle East. I’m passionate especially about women’s rights and empowerment, collective liberation, and global environmental justice. I truly value being part of such a welcoming and empowering community here at the WCC that centers liberation, intersectionality, and hope. Outside of the WCC, I enjoy working on environmental justice projects in the Bay Area. When I’m not working, you can probably catch me going on hot girl walks while jamming out to the 1975, attempting to bake three-layered cakes, reading novels that center women, or trying new coffee orders with my friends. Feel free to reach out to me at any time with programming suggestions!
Sarina Rye, SibFam Program Intern
Hi! My name is Sarina (they/she), and I’m an intern for our Sib Fam program. I’m currently a sophomore interested in exploring Sociology, and I’ve also loved getting to connect with my culture this year by taking Punjabi language courses. I’ve lived in Sacramento, California my whole life and appreciate not having to fly to see my aunt, older sister, and cat during breaks. To relax at Stanford, I like to sit in my clumsily-assembled hammock under my bed, play Animal Crossing, and buy way too many stickers on Etsy. I also enjoy improving my dancing with Common Origins and making decorations for my room at the create:space. I’m very excited to find and build community at the WCC and expand the concept of belonging beyond intercultural to intracultural, recognizing that people have vastly different opportunities and experiences in connecting with their culture.
Shae Dolan, Feminist Narratives Intern
Hi! My name is Shae, and I'm from Tacoma, Washington. I'm a frosh studying Sociology and will be interning with the Feminist Narratives program this year! I adore the WCC's emphasis on community care and can't wait to work with my wonderful mentor, Nitara, to challenge misconceptions surrounding feminism on campus. Outside the WCC, I love to hang out with my cat, stop reading books halfway through, spend all my money on concert tickets, and go on impulsive day trips with friends.
Shreya Mehta, Communications Intern
Hi friends! My name is Shreya Mehta, I use she/her pronouns, and this year I'm your Communications intern! I am a lover of cats, crochet, sewing, and reading. Especially when the crochet/sewing projects I work on or books I read somehow involve cats:). I'm frosh considering majoring in psychology, femgen, or complit. I'm interested in exploring decolonial feminist theory, body politics, and racialization's consequences in mental illness.
Sophia Rebolledo, Health and Wellness Intern
Hello everyone! My name is Sophia Rebolledo (she/her/hers), and I am a first-year from Chicago! While I am undecided on my major, I am interested in studying Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Economics or Symbolic Systems. I am thrilled to be an intern in the Health and Wellness program at the Stanford WCC to continue interrogating, criticizing, and understanding how gender operates in order to foster the necessary spaces to center, amplify, and lift marginalized voices to create communities of liberation grounded in empathy, health, wellness, and radical love. In my free time, I find joy in basket-weaving, hiking, reading sci-fi books, making jewelry, and running!
Varsha Saravanan, WCC Archives and Social Media
Hey everyone, I’m Varsha (she/her) and I’m a frosh from Long Island, New York. While I’m not completely sure, I’m considering majoring in either Data Science and Social Systems or Symbolic Systems. In my spare time, I enjoy going on long walks, listening to music, painting, cooking, and being involved in social activism. I’m really excited to be a part of the WCC community, join a team of amazing interns and collaborate on interesting projects!