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The mission of Iris is not only to showcase women’s achievements at the University, in support of the women’s community and in conjunction with the Center’s mission to creating change, but to also underscore the relevance of women’s issues.
For direct inquiries regarding content, please contact Communications Assistant Agnes Filipowski at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va. by email at email@example.com or by calling (434) 982-2023.
Iris mailing address:
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va.
P.O. Box 800588
Find out more about the Iris staff
Agnes Filipowski, Communications Assistant at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va., produces and manages internal and external print and online documents needed by the Women’s Center, as well as works with interns in helping to generate and edit content for Iris Magazine. Agnes earned her B.A. in journalism along with certification to teach English and journalism at the secondary level from Michigan State University. Before moving to Charlottesville with her husband in August 2013, she taught high school English and journalism, advising student publications within the Chicago and Detroit suburbs. In her spare time, she is extremely involved with the Darden Partners Association, a community for spouses, families and significant others of Darden students.
Iris Assistant Editor
Alison Kuhn is a fourth-year, Media Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality double major. Aside from committing her time to Iris, Alison acts as an officer and founder of the University of Virginia Media Studies Society. She works as an office assistant at Memorial Gymnasium and for the U.Va. Intramural Recreational Sports Department as a social media coordinator. In her spare time you’re likely to find her sipping on an iced, vanilla latte at Para Coffee, watching Broad City or playing in an intramural soccer game.
Michelle Cho is a fourth-year Media Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality double major. She is currently a first year MPP student at the Frank Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. She is interested in international development and how gender-inclusive policy can increase the effectiveness of foreign aid. Michelle currently web edits for U.Va. Global and is actively involved in Chi Alpha Christian fellowship. In her free time, Michelle is an avid journaler and doodler.
Olivia Knott is a third year majoring in Media Studies and American Studies, focusing on the relationship between gender, race and media in the United States. Along with interning for Iris, Olivia also helped run the social media for the Women’s Center over the summer of 2014. She loves live music, hiking and putting sriracha on everything.
Alaina Segura is a second year, majoring in Psychology and French. In addition to interning for Iris, she also is an active member of The Psychological Society at U.Va. and a Madison House volunteer. She is a staunch feminist, a dog lover and an avid traveler.
Iris free-lance contributors
Sophia Socarras is a second year majoring in Foreign Affairs and minoring in Global Culture and Commerce. She is also an active member of the University Singers and First Year Players organization. In her spare time, she loves traveling, singing, playing the piano, baking and indulging her caffeine addiction at Para Coffee.
Kiana Williams, a fourth-year Anthropology and Women, Gender and Sexuality double major who strongly advocates women’s education, minority and refugee rights, body positivity, cultural relativism and mindfulness. She was once a principle actor in the National Tour of Miss Saigon, a cheerleader for New York University and has 13 years of competitive dance experience with Evelyn Ott School of Dance based in Norfolk, Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, art, live music and working with film photography and movie projection.