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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 U.Va. Women’s Center by email at or by calling (434) 982-2023.

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The U.Va. Women’s Center
P.O. Box 800588
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Find out more about the Iris Magazine staff for the 2013-2014 school year:


Assistant Editor

Adelyn Bender is a fourth-year student at the University studying English Literature and Sociology. Adelyn started with the Women’s Center as an intern for Iris, and will now be serving as the web editor, a position which involves generating fresh content for readers and maintaining the Iris website. In her spare time, Adelyn enjoys reading , solving crosswords and fostering puppies from the local SPCA.


EmilyHeadShotAssistant to the Editor

Emily Lloyd, is a fourth-year Women, Gender and Sexuality Major in the College. Is in the process of completing a Distinguished Major and writing her senior thesis on Sexual Harassment in College Athletics. Is a captain of the UVa Women’s Swim Team and is a multiple ACC Champion as well as NCAA All-American.


Iris interns-


Alison Kuhn is a third-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 Uva 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.



Breeonna Reed, is a fourth-year Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Major in the College. She is a member of Black Voices Gospel Choir (the University’s only gospel choir on grounds) and Chi Alpha Christian fellowship. She also volunteers at The Haven, and works as a receptionist at The Fralin Museum of Art. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hanging out with family and friends, traveling, and window-shopping.



KianaHeadShotKiana Williams, a third-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.


U.Va. Women’s Center staff- 

AgnesHeadShotAgnes Filipowski, Communications Assistant, 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.


Carol Gilbert, Development Assistant at the Women’s Center, is a Virginia native and a U.Va. alumna (B.A. ’91). Carol lives in Crozet with her husband Michael and their two children Robert and Elizabeth. Contact her at or by phone at (434) 982-2902.





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