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Anna Balmilero
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Anna is a graduate student in the Higher Education Administration Master's program at the University of Kansas. Anna also attended KU for her undergraduate degree, double majoring in Global & International Studies and East Languages and Cultures (focus in Korean) and a minor in Sociology.  
 


Megan Williams
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Meg earned her MA and PhD in American Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. To her position as Assistant Director, she brings two years of experience as the Emily Taylor Center’s Program Coordinator as well as over a decade of undergraduate teaching experience in the fields of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; American Studies; and Sociology. She has published a number of academic book reviews, journal articles, and scholarly essays that explore issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class. In her role, she promotes intersectional trans-inclusive feminism through educational programming, presentations, and social media. Megan is committed to fostering revolutionary feminist consciousness raising as well as community building practices rooted in vulnerability, empathy, and love. She has a particular passion for teaching mini-zine-making as a way of encouraging self-expression, practicing feminism, fostering community, challenging mainstream mass media, and taking control of the means of production.   
 


Bulaong Ramiz-Hall
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Bulaong Ramiz-Hall (re)joins the University of Kansas community as the Director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity after four and a half years away. Bulaong began her career in higher education administration as the program coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs here at KU leaving after one year to work as the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development at her alma mater Wesleyan University. Prior to returning to KU, Bulaong was most recently serving as the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst College where she spent the last three years cultivating a unique and beautiful community centering students of color and radical justice. Bulaong believes that connection, community, and love is the root to our collective liberation though none of that is possible without the persistent push to dismantle oppressive systems and structures that limit our ability to thrive. She is deeply committed to growing a center where students can be both challenged and loved during their time at KU.  


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