A key actor in WLI’s success and engagement on campus is Kelsey Welsh, Co-Director of Campus Relations. Kelsey works closely with other organizations on campus to coordinate ways in which WLI can become more educated about the campus climate and better connected with the community. Originally from Westampton, New Jersey, she is involved in a…

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  Meet Elaina Wall! Elaina serves as a member of WLI’s Communications team. Elaina is a junior, double majoring in Communications and English, and is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. Elaina joined WLI during her sophomore year after hearing about the organization from WLI Vice President, Raeghan Smith and felt a connection to the mission of…

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For our final event of the Fall semester, WLI partnered with Daff Wellness, a natural cosmetic company, founded by Lillian Rivera for a Finals week study break. Rivera was represented by Paul Koeing ‘22, who met Rivera in El Salvador last year through the Winter Immersion Program (WIP). The study break consisted of a presentation…

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On November 13th, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) held a monthly meeting to discuss the 2018 SJU Climate Study. The meeting was led by Co-Director of Campus Relations, Kelsey Welsh.  This meeting came a week after the campus-wide forum to discuss the racial bias incidents that have been occurring on campus. The forum definitely continued a…

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Meet Senior Gina Maria Vreeland! Gina is currently the Director of Communications for Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). Originally from Northeast Philadelphia, Gina is majoring in Political Science, with minors in Latin American and Latinx Studies and Justice and Ethics in the Law.  Gina became involved with WLI during her freshman year after meeting a few…

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October Monthly Meeting

On October 9th, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) held our first monthly meeting of the Fall 2019 semester. The meeting, led by Co-President Maddie DeMarco and Co-Director of Campus Relations Erin Fenzel (Pictured Below), focused on creating and curating students’ LinkedIn profiles.  Erin and Maddie discussed how students can put their best foot forward on LinkedIn…

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Meet Senior Lauren Preski! Lauren is currently the Co-President of Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). She is originally from Philadelphia, PA. Outside of WLI she has also participated in SJU’s Global Smarts Program as a mentor for students of AMY 5 at James Martin. Additionally, Lauren serves as a tutor for HIS 154 and POL 117…

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Last April, Women Leadership’s Initiative’s end of the year meeting, led by three members of WLI’s Executive Board (Christine DiSanti, Sophie Page, and Elaina Wall), focused on social media and its role in various feminist and activist movements. The majority of the discussion was driven by a blog post, “How Social Media Has Reshaped Feminism,”…

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Ever wonder who designs our flyers, graphics, and other marketing materials? Meet Christine DiSanti, a member of WLI’s Communications Team. Christine plays a key role in our Communications Team by making sure that we’re always on brand. She is a rising Junior from West Chester, PA who is studying Political Science with a minor in…

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Each year, Women’s Leadership Initiative at Saint Joseph’s University organizes a campus-wide drive to collect pads, tampons, and unused bras/underwear for women in need. For this year’s drive, members of WLI placed boxes at different locations throughout campus where students could donate their contributions to the cause. Additionally, to bring greater awareness to the universal…

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