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About Us

The Women’s Center at Princeton was founded in 1971 as a resource for student activism on gender-related issues. The center is committed to fostering student leadership; facilitating mentorship between and among students, staff, faculty and alumnae; and creating opportunities for dynamic discussion on a range of topics.

The center is located on the second floor of Frist Campus Center, Room 243. We are right around the corner from the Pace Center, SVC, and the LGBT Center. We can be reached by phone at (609) 258-5565, by fax at (609) 258-2142 and by e-mail at womensctr@princeton.edu.

Our Staff

Student Workers

The Center employs undergraduate students to plan, implement, and advertise programs. We usually hire early in the fall semester.  The Student Employment website has more information and an application.

Jennifer Miller, program assistant

Jennifer recently joined the Women’s Center staff in 2009, after six years as a stay-at-home mom, and is very happy to be here! With an extensive background in non-profit organizations (National MS Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America) and marketing (Columbia House DVD Club), as well as a passion for women’s issues, she can’t imagine a better place to be than the Women’s Center. When not at work, she is chasing after her two kids, relaxing with her favorite, ridiculous reality tv shows, and waiting for football season to begin.
 

Amada Sandoval, director


I joined the Women's Center as director in 2001.  The mission of the Women’s Center is to recognize and work to end historic and persistent gender inequality at Princeton, and beyond.  The Center was started by students in 1971, and has played an important role in University's evolution over the years.  I oversee the budgetary aspects of the Center, and work with students to develop programs which serve all Princeton students no matter the gender, and the larger University Community. I am also a Faculty Fellow for the Women’s Track and Field Team, an Academic Adviser for Wilson College, as well as a founding sponsor of the Princeton Women’s Mentorship Program (PWMP), which aims to empower women students to take on leadership roles and realize their full potential while at Princeton, and throughout their lives. 

 
My undergraduate degree is in English and American Literature (from a larger, older, institution north of here); and I am scheduled to defend my dissertation in English and American Literature for the Princeton PhD this fall. I am currently writing about hard-boiled detective fiction and film noir.
 
Please feel free to stop by the Women’s Center in Frist 243 to have a cup of coffee,  flip through a magazine, study between classes, and/or meet some interesting peers.