The WC Staff
Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Katie Dalton is the Director of the Women's Center. Katie received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. Katie enjoys being active and indulges her competitive side whenever possible. She and her husband, also a Boston College graduate, can often be found skiing, training for triathlons, testing out Barefoot Contessa recipes, or trying to get their son Liam to eat something besides waffles for dinner!
Rachel DiBella is the Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response at Boston College. Rachel has spent nearly a decade in the movement to end sexual violence, specializing in counseling and clinical services for survivors, and through activism within LGBQ/T communities. Rachel earned her MSW at Boston College with a focus in interpersonal trauma, and is grateful to continue this work in the BC community.
Graduate Student Staff
- Erin Ramsey-Tooher, Women's Center GA
- Megan O'Hara, Bystander Intervention GA
- Rose Miola, Sexual Assault Network (SANet) GA
Undergraduate Student Staff
- Lauren Bly, A&S '15
- Marwa Eltahir, A&S '17
- Andrea Giancarlo, CSOM '15
- Megan Kelly, CSOM '17
- Catherine Larrabee, A&S '16
- Paige Marino, A&S '15
- Haley McCabe, '16
- Maureen McGrath, CSOM '16
- Grace Na, A&S '16
Graduate student staff
Erin Ramsey-Tooher is the Graduate Assistant for the Women's Center and is in her third and final year of the dual-degree Masters in Clinical Social Work and Pastoral Ministry program at BC. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2009, Erin moved to Honduras and spent 27 months working at a residential children's home called the Farm of the Child. Erin is passionate about helping children heal from trauma, bearing witness to people's stories, and working towards a kinder and more just world. In her spare time, you can find her baking nutella-stuffed chocolate chip sea salt cookies, watching Parenthood on Netflix, and trying to keep plants alive on her back porch.
Megan O'Hara is the Graduate Assistant for the Bystander Intervention Program and is so excited to continue to be a part of the WC community. Megan is originally from the Philadelphia area (Go Phils!) and is in her final year of the Masters in Clinical Social Work program. She studied Psychology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and then went on to complete her Master of Education there as well. After graduation, Megan taught 2nd grade and art in Savannah, GA, and then moved to DC to teach high school Social Justice. She enjoys volleyball, crafting, March Madness, strawberry banana smoothies and getting to know new people and their stories….so please stop by and introduce yourself!
Rose Miola is the Graduate Assistant for the BC Sexual Assault Network (SANet). As a second year student in the Masters of Divinity Program, her research and activism has revolved around trauma, spiritual healing, and prevention education. Rose graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in English and Theology and studied at the Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador. Rose enjoys discussing poetry, learning the ukulele, running long distances, feeding people, and following the Baltimore Ravens.
Undergraduate student staff
Lauren Bly, A&S '15, is from Watertown, Connecticut. She is an English major and an avid book collector. Lauren loves working at the Women's Center, as feminist discourse and Cookie Monday are two of her favorite things. Lauren is passionate about sexual assault prevention, and she is committed to challenging the stigma surrounding feminism. She is also a member of BC's Laughing Medusa Council, which combines her love of art, literature, and female empowerment. In her free time, she enjoys watching Gilmore Girls, going to White Mountain, and starting impromptu dance parties.
Marwa Eltahir, A&S '17, is from Alexandria, Virginia, and is a Political Science major with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Marwa is excited to be working with the Women's Center and to have the opportunity to combat social stereotypes and biased stigmas surrounding gender issues through open dialogue and communication. As a woman from a Middle Eastern background, Marwa has witnessed first-hand the blatant discrimination and sexism towards women that prohibits them from resources for education and career training, and therefore is especially passionate about the advocacy and advancement of women in education and the workforce. In her free time, Marwa enjoys trying new ethnic restaurants, binging on TV dramas, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Andrea Giancarlo, CSOM '15, is from Birmingham, Michigan. She is studying Accounting and Marketing and is pursuing her CPA certification. She has been involved with the Bystander Intervention Education program since 2012 and is now a Lead Trainer. She has learned so much about gender equality issues since beginning work at the WC and hopes to see drastic improvement in her lifetime. In her free time she knits, runs, and sings loudly.
Megan Kelly, CSOM'17, is from the beautiful city of Cleveland, Ohio. She is working on a double concentration in Management & Leadership and Finance as well as a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. In addition to working at the Women's Center, she is involved with the Boston College chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms, a national organization that works to support those struggling with mental health. Along with her passion for education surrounding mental health issues, Megan especially looks forward to working with the Women's Center to challenge the stigma associated with feminism, promote LGBT rights, and facilitate a dialogue about sexual assault on college campuses. In her free time, she enjoys going for bike rides, watching Netflix, and having meals with her family.
Catherine Larrabee, A&S '16, is from a western suburb of Chicago called Glen Ellyn. She is pursuing a Theology major with a focus in ethics, and a minor in Medical Humanities. Catherine is passionate about empowering women, along with other marginalized groups, to escape the structural violence that inhibits their well-being and human potential. She is particularly interested in sexual assault prevention, women's issues in Latin America, and studying the influence of religion upon women's lives and development. She is also involved with the Arrupe program at BC, and is looking forward to spending time in El Salvador this January. Catherine loves reading, writing, and traveling whenever she gets the chance!
Paige Marino, A&S ‘15, is from Norwood, Massachusetts. She is working towards an English major with a minor in American Studies and a concentration in journalism. Paige’s passion is volunteering and helping others, especially those who are typically overlooked by society. Besides working at the WC, Paige is the president of the Boston College Campus School Volunteers, a writer for Her Campus BC, a Chapter Advisor for Her Campus National, and a member of Women in Business. In her spare time, Paige likes to spend time with her family, drink copious amounts of iced coffee, and tweet about all the mundane aspects of her life.
Haley McCabe, CSON '16, is from a southern San Francisco suburb called Portola Valley. She is currently working towards a nursing major, with a specific interest in women's and public health. Although Haley will be abroad the fall 2014 semester in Parma, Italy, she is excited to join the WC staff as in the spring semester! Apart from working at the Women's Center, she is involved with Strong Women, Strong Girls BC, the Appalachia Volunteer Program, and the Bystander Intervention Education Program. Haley has always been passionate about empowering women to reach their full potential, and is particularly interested in facilitating conversation on the Boston College campus about informed consent, gender equality, mental and physical health, and the stigma associated with feminism. In her spare time, Haley enjoys hiking, re-reading the Harry Potter series, and spending time with her three brothers.
Maureen McGrath, CSOM ’16, is from the Philadelphian suburb of West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is pursuing a double concentration in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Maureen is especially concerned with issues of body image, consent, LGBTQ rights, and the de-stigmatization of feminism. She hopes to encourage open dialogue on campus regarding these issues, and to promote positive empowerment for all members of the BC community. In her free time, she enjoys baking, riding her bicycle, and hanging out with her dog, Heidi.
Grace Na, A&S '16, is a math and philosophy double major from Latham, New York. Grace is excited to join the Women's Center staff this upcoming year because it is another community on campus which encourages thoughtful conversation. Grace is interested in having open conversations about feminism and trying to help break down the stigmas around the word. She is particularly interested in creating a safe environment at Boston College and beyond so that there is a safe space for individuals to discuss topics like gender equality, body image, and consent. In her free time, Grace loves to eat, to bake, to hike, and to meet new people!