Women and Gender Equity Center (WGEC)
WGEC is a student-run, multi-service agency offering everyone an opportunity to explore and discover resources pertaining to women's lives. We proudly represent all who identify as women on this campus.
In an effort to actively support the campus with resources, the WGEC offers free reproductive and menstruation products including, but not limited to:
- Menstrual cups
- Tampons and pads
- Pregnancy tests
These items are available at the Women and Gender Equity office, 114 MBSC, or at events featuring The Big O campaign such as the moving reproductive and sexual health gazebo.
Annika Kuchar (she/her/hers) is a board member of the WGEC. She is studying Biology/Pre-PA, with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Medical Humanities. Annika hopes to one day work as a PA in an OB/GYN setting and specialize in educating women on health topics. Annika is also passionate about sustainability and is currently working to get composting on campus for students to utilize. In her free time, she likes to cook vegan meals, rock climb, bike, and tend to her plants.
Brady Dodds (she/they) is a senior this year majoring in Psychology and Women's & Gender Studies. They enjoy being involved on campus, baking, and watching documentaries. They are passionate about creating resources for students on campus who are having financial difficulties. As an Omaha native, they want to make the city they grew up in better for all Omahans.
Brittany Jones (she/her/hers) is a senior at UNO majoring in Public Health/ Pre-Nursing. Brittany decided to join WGEC so that she can bring awareness to issues that she feels passionate about. She also wants to help create a safe space for people to be seen & heard.
Destinie Freeman (they/them) is a first-generation college student majoring in sociology, with minors in biology and women's & gender studies. They are a mom to a 2.5 year old and pregnant, with their second kiddo due in January of 2021. In addition to being on the board of the Women and Gender Equity Center, Destinie also serves on the board of Queer and Trans Services and is a student senator for the college of Arts and Sciences. They are passionate about menstrual equity, advocating for pregnant and parenting students, and raising awareness around sexual assault. In their free time, Destinie likes to spend time with their husband, take trips to the park with their family, and read adult fiction novels.
Lindsey Mayer (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in Women's and Gender Studies and double minoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Lindsey transferred to UNO at the beginning of her junior year from a university in Missouri. On campus, Lindsey is part of UN-OATH and is Treasurer for Triota. Lindsey is passionate about reproductive rights and social justice. She is currently a clerk for the Douglas County Attorney's Office in the Victim Assistance Unit. Some hobbies that Lindsey enjoys are reading (Harry Potter is her favorite), embroidering, and spending time with her family. One thing she is looking forward to this semester is helping to spread awareness about different topics such as sexual violence, domestic abuse, and voting inequities.
Sam Khalil (she/her/hers) is a board member on the WGEC. She is currently working on her MBA with a specialization in International Business. She earned a Bachelor of Science from UNO in Finance and International Business with a minor in legal studies back in 2017. She joined the WGEC to continuously satisfy her desire to better the world and help those in need. Topics that are especially important for her regarding women relate to hunger, shelter, human trafficking, and domestic abuse. When she is not studying or working, she spends the majority of the time volunteering with several non-profits around the country or reading while enjoying the warm weather when possible.
Shawna Gorman (she/her/hers) is a senior at UNO and is majoring in Biology with a focus in pre-physical therapy. She joined the WGEC to become more active in the UNO community. She passionate about women's reproductive rights, voting, and the environment. She is looking forward to finding new ways to engage with the UNO community this year.