Women's Center at UMBC
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Women's Center


Mission | Location | Hours of Operation | Our Facilities | Staff | 2013-2014 Advisory Board

Women’s Center Mission

The Women's Center exists to assist all women in achieving their full potential in education, career, and personal life through academic and intellectual growth, professional development, and personal empowerment.

All are welcomed so long as they respect women, their stories, their experiences, and their potential.

To learn more about the Women's Center read our FY13 Annual Report.


The Commons, Room 004

By Car: From Hilltop Circle turn onto Commons Drive. Park in the Commons Lot (to your left as you approach campus).

By Foot: Enter the Commons from the lowest level (doors facing the Theater/Academic Services Building). Once you have entered the building the Center is to the right through the open space lobby, to the right of the Yum Shoppe.

Directions to UMBC

Hours of Operation

Monday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note that the Women’s Center lounge may not be available when the space is reserved for closed meetings. Please consult our calendar to help you plan your visit ahead of time.

Summer, Winter, and Spring Break hours will vary. For hours of operation during these times, please consult our myUMBC page.

Arrangements can be made for access to space at other times. To do so, please stop by, or send an email to womens.center@umbc.edu.


Our Facilities

The Women's Center has the following facilities available for UMBC community members. All are welcome!

Lounge/Meeting Area
Lounge/Meeting Area - Available for reservation for student groups and campus departments.

Reception Area
Reception Area

Meditation/Lactation Room
Meditation / Lactation Room with a hospital grade breast pump that is available for use.


Women's Center Staff

Jess Myers, Director (pronouns she/her)
Megan Tagle Adams, Coordinator (pronouns she/her)
Narges Fekri Ershad, Student Staff (pronouns she/her)
Michael Fell, Student Staff and Rebuilding Manhood Peer Advisor (pronouns he/him)

Emily Krause, High School Intern (pronouns she/her)

Alina Lightchaser, Student Staff (pronouns she/her)
Kelly Martin Broderick, Student Staff (pronouns she/her)
Amelia Meman, Student Staff (pronouns she/her)
Madison Miller, Student Staff (pronouns she/her)

Women's Center Staff


2013-2014 Advisory Board

The Women's Center Advisory Board is a collective of undergraduate students, graduate students, classified staff, associate staff, and faculty with an interest in participating in the processes associated with developing and maintaining the UMBC Women's Center. Board members are appointed for a two-year term, with possibility of renewal. The Women's Center seeks to serve a diverse population of women, as well as men interested in women's issues. As a result, a diverse board is sought to assure that varying needs and interests are represented. Recruitment takes place each spring semester and interested community members are encouraged to apply.

The Friends of the Women’s Center is a new affiliate program of the board designed for UMBC faculty members. If you would like to serve as a Friend of the Women’s Center, please email us at womens.center@umbc.edu.

Current Board Members:

Pritma (Mickey) Arora
Craig Berger
Erin Berry
Sarah Chard
Susan Dumont
Yuliya England
Javier Entrambasaguas
Delana Gregg
Jessica Guzman-Rea
Soma Mandal
Susan Martin

Janet McGlynn

Jess Myers

Sara Poggio
Galina Portnoy
Anne Roland
Anna Rubin
Simmona Simmons
Jacki Stone
Lauren Tabbacchino
Megan Tagle Adams
Jen Treger
Vickie Williams
Dinah Winnick

Women's Center Retreat

Women's Center flickr account



Contact Information

The Commons, Room 004
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
410-455-2714 (voice)
410-455-1167 (fax)

Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs