The People

The CWC is staffed by a team of 7 paid coordinators who work in a collective. All staff members are UW-Madison students and are experts in a variety of feminist and social justice issues facing our campus community and world as a whole! We also support a team of interns who assist the coordinators in their work. Check out our "Services" page to learn more about our internships!

The Space

The CWC is located in Suite 4416 of the Student Activities Center at East Campus Mall. Our space, when open, is open to all students of all identities as a place to study, relax, discuss, and learn. Please check out our "Events" page for more information about our space availability and please feel free to visit us!


Nyla Mathis, Volunteer and Intern Coordinator


, Program Coordinator


Zawadi Carroll, Outreach Coordinator

Zawadi Carroll is a junior from Washington, DC and attends UW-Madison as a Posse Foundation Scholar. She anticipates majoring in Industrial Engineering with certificates in Art History and/or Afro-Am with a focus in Gender and Women's Studies. She is the Outreach Coordinator at the Campus Women's Center as well as a peer mentor on the Women In Science and Engineering Learning Community. She enjoys reading black feminist works, being around plants, and attending bougie events.


Liliana Teniente, Finance Coordinator

Liliana Teniente, a Madison native, is a PEOPLE scholar and Information Technology Academy alum pursuing a degree in international studies and economics with a certificate in sustainability. Liliana is very interested in learning about the intersectionalities between social justice and environmentalism. Her passions include gender activism, women’s reproductive justice and problems concerning racial disparities in higher education and policy-making. Her future goals are to further develop her passions and find a way to give back to the community in a way that is productive and fulfilling.


Katie Danforth, Family Resources Coordinator


Sam Wallace, Publicity Coordinator

As the Publicity Coordinator, Sam hopes to highlight the beauty of all femme-identifying people and actively engage with a diverse population of students at the university. Be sure to watch out for her work around the SAC, on the CWC Instagram, and around campus.

Though her job might focus on social media, Samantha (Sam) Wallace is a current junior at UW Madison with an interest in the life sciences and chemistry. Her favorite things are her cat and her plants, though she loves music and a good documentary too. She plans to attend PA school after graduation and find her own meaning of true happiness.


Penda Smith, Support Services Coordinator

As an alum of Urban Word who was apart of the NYC team at Brave New Voices 2015, Penda Smith is a First Wave scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a pre-med track who is deeply passionate about the arts. Her poetry, which seeks to challenge institutionalized systemic oppression, was awarded the Penguin Random House: Best of Borough, Gold Key Recipient for Scholastics for Arts and Writing, and Honorable Mention for CCNY Annual Poetry Festival.  As the Support Services Coordinator at the Campus, Penda seeks to create inclusive programming that serves students of color. Asides from poetry, Penda Smith is deeply passionate about coffee, black girl magic, coconut oil, and math.