Dr. Jill Williams, Director
Dr. Jill Williams stepped in as WISE Director in November of 2014. Before taking this position, Jill completed an MA in Women's Studies fromthe University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Geography from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. She has worked extensively with the Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers to increase diversity in the field of geography and promote feminist geographic research more broadly.
In addition to developing and implementing outreach and student engagement opportunities as Director of WISE, Jill also maintains an active research agenda focused on understanding contemporary border and immigration enforcement policies and their effects. You can read more about her scholarly work here. Please contact Jill at JillMWilliams@email.arizona.edu if you are interested in getting involved with WISE or have other questions.
Elena Greenberg, The Bio/Diveristy Project Program Coordinator
Elena Greenberg is the Program Coordinator for the Bio/Diversity Project, which is an environmental outreach program run through WISE. She helps collaborate and communicate between UA students, TUSD teachers, and the WISE partner organizations. In addition to her role as program coordinator, Elena is a current Master of Public Health Student at the University of Arizona, with a focus in Health Behavior Health Promotion.
Elena graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies in 2015. For the next two years, Elena served with FoodCorps in Prescott Arizona as a garden and nutrition educator, where she worked to establish new school gardens as well as create and deliver culturally-relevant Farm to School curriculum. Thereafter, she worked for FoodCorps as the Arizona Service Member recruiter and as a Grant Evaluator for the Whole Kids Foundation. She also worked as a garden teacher for two rural schools in New Mexico, on the Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblos. Please contact Elena at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Bio/Diversity Project.
Erika Sylvia Nacim, MPH, WISE Program Coordinator
Erika Sylvia Nacim was born and raised in El Paso, Texas until moving to Tucson, Arizona to attend High School. She then moved to Los Angeles, California to complete Bachelor degrees in Cell & Molecular Biology and Spanish Literature at Occidental College. She returned to Tucson for a Masters in Public Health program in Global Health at the University of Arizona, having lived, studied, and worked in England, Sweden, and Peru. She is currently pursuing two doctoral degrees, a PhD in Mexican American Studies and an EdS in Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies. She is now the Program Coordinator for the Women in Science & Engineering Program (WISE). Please contact Erika at email@example.com with any questions about WISE affiliated programs.
Samantha Mata Robles, WISE Student Worker
Lizbeth Perez, WISE Student Worker
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