Dr. Jenny Whyte is the Director of the Women’s Resource Center at CSU Dominguez Hills. She comes to Dominguez Hills after leading the Women’s Resource Center at Fresno State for 6 ½ years. She has worked with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in both the community and in higher education for nearly 15 years. California is her chosen home of residence. Her research has been on equity and access in higher education.
Dr. Carolina San Juan is Faculty Fellow at the Women’s Resource Center and lecturer in the Women's Studies Program at California State University Dominguez Hills. Carolina San Juan is a first -generation college graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Visual and Performing Arts from CSU San Marcos. She holds a Master's Degree in Dance and a Doctoral Degree in Culture and Performance from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Her doctoral research includes the gendered ways that Filipinos use popular entertainment to subvert oppressive regimes. She is currently writing about Asian American YouTube comedy skits to examine the private and public realms that popular Filipino entertainers occupy for their audiences.
As a daughter of immigrants from the Philippines and mother of a third generation openly Intersex child, Carolina's scholarship is heavily influenced by highly gendered patterns of assimilation and the mother/child experience. As both a mother and a daughter, her daily and academic life are filled with the negotiations of what she carries forward from her Filipino culture, what she leaves behind as she embraces her life in the United States, and what she creates and transforms from many cultures as she raises her SE Asian, gendered family in a racialized, patriarchal society. Her work is committed to everyone who is or has a mother. She tried writing this in first person but it just didn't work out.
Roxana is the Graduate Assistant for the WRC. She is currently pursuing her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy here at CSUDH. She graduated from CSUDH with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. During her undergraduate career, she was an intern, volunteer, and Peer Support at the WRC. In addition, she starred in one of the leading roles in the Vagina Monologues. She plans to help in the WRC's endeavors to unite women and to help create a safe haven to the women of CSU Dominguez Hills. Her experience with Peer Support has encouraged her to pursue a career and open her own practice as an MFT. On her free time, she likes to sleep in, watch movies, Netflix, Crunchyroll, eat at fancy restaurants, go shopping, meditate, and work on her Wiccan practice.
Estephanie is a Student Assistant at the WRC. She is a sophomore, majoring in kinesiology with a minor in Women's Studies. With the help of ETE (Encounter to Excellence) she became the first in her family to attend college. During her freshman year, she took an intro to feminism course where her passion to help and raise awareness of women's issues began. As a result, she wandered into the WRC and was attracted by the welcoming atmosphere. She soon got involved with the peer support program, volunteered for events, and played a role in the Vagina Monologues. She is also involved in the LGBTQ+ community and hopes to make CSUDH a LGBTQ+ friendly space. She hopes to bring a friendly environment and to find ways to empower everyone who enters the Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Luna, friends and family, playing sports, climbing trees, and watching Netflix.
Yolanda is a Student Assistant at the WRC. She is a senior, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Women's Studies. Yolanda's interest in women's issues has brought her to the Women's Resource Center. Her kind and friendly personality is very inviting and comforting. She works to find ways to empower women on campus by being part of the center as well as being part of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, whose focus is to empower all women. She has a genuine interest in helping others in her community and is always willing to listen and help. On her free time she likes to sleep in, watch movies with friends and family, eat pizza, and walk her dog.