Meet Darynn Minus-Vincent! Darynn serves as a protégé on WLI’s Executive Board. Originally from Lumberton, New Jersey, she is a sophomore studying Business Intelligence and Analytics. Outside of WLI, Darynn is an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi, one of SJU’s co-ed business fraternities. She is also a sprinter on the Women’s Track and Field…

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Meet Kyra Kopacz! Kyra serves as a member of WLI’s communications team and helps manage and compose posts for WLI’s social media accounts. She is currently a junior political science major, and enjoys attending events hosted by other clubs and organizations on St. Joe’s campus.  Kyra is passionate about politics generally, and is specifically interested…

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Meet Kylie Williams, WLI’s  to the Director of Communications! Kylie is a sophomore International Relations major from Seattle, Washington. As a protégé, Kylie currently works with Director of Communications Liz Sweeney. Beyond WLI, Kylie is actively involved on campus, serving as an RA and a Hawk Host. Kylie originally heard of WLI from one of…

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Olivia Clark, Junior studying International Relations with minors in Public Policy and Spanish, currently serves as protégé to our Vice President, Raeghan Smith. From Reading, PA, Olivia is also actively involved in other organizations on campus outside of WLI serving as a tutor for the Writing Center and as Treasurer for HawkHUB.  She is personally…

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On November 11th, the third monthly meeting of the semester happened virtually, lead by Director of Communications, Liz Sweeney and Co-President, Kayla Evans. This meeting provided a panel of mentors chosen by E-Board members.  The panel included, Mary Sweeney, Liz Sweeney’s mother and licensed professional counselor; Natalie Walker Brown, mentor and boss to Kayla Evans…

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Raeghan Smith is a senior at Saint Joseph’s University who is very active and involved on campus. In addition to being a SCHOLAR at the Kinney Center, she also serves as our Vice President. As VP, Raeghan says the role has been fundamental in her growth as a person, teaching her the value of collaboration…

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Amanda Fanning is the current Treasurer of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is an incoming Junior studying Marketing with a minor in Economics. In her role as Treasurer, Amanda manages the entirety of the organization’s finances including our annual Professional Development Day. Outside of WLI, Amanda is a member of Alpha Phi, Phi Sigma Pi,…

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Meet Women’s Leadership Initiative Co-President Maddie DeMarco! Maddie is a rising junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Autism and Behavioral Studies. As co-president, Maddie facilitates and organizes WLI’s executive board meetings and is responsible for overseeing WLI events and meetings. Maddie is passionate about women’s rights, climate change, food insecurity in Philadelphia,…

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Meet Senior Liz Sweeney! Liz is currently the Director of Communications for the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). As such, she mentors, leads, and oversees the rest of the Communications Team, and is in charge of all WLI social media accounts. Liz is a senior Political Science major and is also pursuing a minor in Psychology.…

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