UWO Women’s Center
Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Hours for the week of 11/20/23:
Fall 2023 Hours:
Women’s Center Staff
All Women’s Center staff are required to go through the LGBTQ+ Resource Center UNITED Training, bystander intervention training, and, when offered, DACA/Dreamer training. The Women’s Center is not a confidential reporting unit for sexual and interpersonal violence. All staff are responsible employees and are required to report sexual and interpersonal violence so that the victim/survivor can be connected to support resources and options.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Coordinator
Eliza joined the Women’s Center staff in September 2014 as the Program Assistant and transitioned to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Coordinator role in March 2022. As of July 1, 2022, they are 100% in the Women’s Center. Previously, they held part-time employment in University Books & More, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and theCenter for Student Success and Belonging (CSSB). Eliza has a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a certificate in LGBTQ Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. They co-wrote and designed a feminist tongue-in-cheek cookbook, Cooking Up a Revolution: A Feminist Tale of Food and Talking Back, as a fundraiser for the Women’s Center. Eliza launched the Women’s Center’s Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative as a way to spread media literacy, create community, and provide action steps to making gaming and nerd spaces more inclusive and safe. They were awarded the July 2018 STAR Award and the 2019 Queer Staff/Faculty Award for their service to the LGBTQ+ community at UW Oshkosh and in the Oshkosh Area Community. Outside of their role at UW Oshkosh they run an LGBTQ+ Youth Group for middle and high school students in the community, volunteer at the Time Community Theater (local non-profit), and run a video game themed YouTube channel, Super Mochi.
Social Work Intern
Kelsie Oestreich is in her final year of the Bachelor of Social Work program here at the University of Oshkosh. She is very ardent about feminism in today’s society. She strives to make a difference in this community by utilizing her leadership skills that will enhance human rights and justice.
Community Health Intern
Annie Thao is a third year student majoring in Biology with a certificate of Community Health. She is also a Community Advisor at UWO. Annie hopes to help educate and bring awareness to the UWO community about preventing the spread of diseases among college students. In the future, Annie hopes to research and study the outbreak and spread of infectious disease within the community.
Human Services/Leadership Intern
Shouacua Xiong is on the executive board of Gamma Alpha Omega, the only multicultural sorority on UWO’s campus. She is also on the executive board for the Multicultural Student Coalition. Shouacua cares deeply for advocating for marginalized voices on UWO’s campus and beyond. She hopes to work in victim advocacy for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence survivors.
In her spare time, Shouacua likes to read, write, crochet, workout, and watch TV/Movies. She is currently rewatching all of her favorite Disney Channel TV Shows and Original Movies.