9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shulamit Reinharz, Founding Director
Shulamit Reinharz was born in Amsterdam, grew up in New Jersey, received her B.A. from Barnard College and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
Kayla Hammond Larkin, Assistant to Shulamit Reinharz, National Coordinator for HBI Conversations
Kayla Hammond Larkin is the assistant to Shulamit Reinharz. In addition to providing administrative support for the director, Kayla serves as the National Coordinator for HBI Conversations, a book and author series. Kayla graduated from Harvard College, where she studied English.
Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, Scholars Program Assistant Director and Board Coordinator
Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, Assistant Director of the Scholars Program, oversees all aspects of the Scholars Program: admissions, website, lecture series, and various program publications, including this guide. She is also the coordinator of the National Board of Directors. Rosa received her B.A. in Social Science with a minor in Italian from Providence College and her Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in litigation. When not at the WSRC, she enjoys time with her husband, toddler daughter named Valentina, and Boston Terrier named Liz Lemon. In her free time, she runs her own business where she designs and sells hair accessories
for adult women and girls (www.LittleLemonBoutique.com).
Sarah JM Hough-Napierata, Director of Operations, WSRC
Sarah Hough-Napierata, Director of Operations, administers various aspects of the Women’s Studies Research Center and its programs, and coordinates use of the WSRC building by the programs housed within it as well as by external organizations and individuals. Additionally, she oversees the use of the WSRC’s space and equipment, manages the building operations, and acts as the budget manager for the center and all of its internal programs. Sarah received her B.A. in Legal Studies and B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Project and Program Management at Brandeis University.
Michele L'Heureux, Curator and Director of the Arts
Michele L’Heureux, Curator and Director of the Arts, oversees the WSRC’s Visual Arts Program, including curating exhibitions in the Center’s Kniznick Gallery, developing educational programming, and marketing exhibitions and programming to the university and wider communities. Michele is also the Gallery Director at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. In addition to curating, she maintains a studio practice, and her work can be viewed at www.michelelheureux.com. Michele holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from Wheaton College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Temple University, and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She also earned a diploma in Carpentry from the North Bennet Street School in Boston.
Kristen Mullin, Student Scholar Partnership Program Coordinator
Kristen Mullin is the part-time Program Coordinator for the Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP), a unique mentoring program run through the Women’s Studies Research Center. Kristen facilitates the recruitment and hiring of undergraduate student research assistants to work on a diverse array of projects proposed by WSRC Scholars and Faculty each semester. Kristen earned her Bachelor’s
Degree in Communication Arts from Framingham State University, with a Minor in Business Administration. She also has a Master of Science in Human Resources from Suffolk University.
Abby Rosenberg, Librarian
Abby serves as librarian to the WSRC\HBI scholars, staff and students. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Alfred University; a Master of Arts in American history from the University of Delaware; and a Master of Library Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.