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!


Janetta Hill, Outreach Coordinator

Janetta Hill, native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a student studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 4D Art and Printmaking. She is an interdisciplinary artist with mediums and installations of performance, video, photography, poetry and spoken word. Janetta has years of experience working with non-profit youth poetry organizations and is dedicated to creative art therapy practices and body-mind-spirit exploration.



Ajanae Dawkins, Program Coordinator

Ajanae is a Michigan and New York Native. She is a First Wave scholar pursuing a double major in communication arts and english - creative writing. She is the writer and actor of her her one woman show, Atlantic, and other collaborative theatre projects.

Recently, She has been published in undr_scr review, the blueshift journal, and word riot. Her work has also been featured on For Harriet, and Button Poetry. She currently acts as the program coordinator at The Campus Women's Center where she strive to produce programming that will serve marginalized communities on campus. 


Zawadi Carroll, Volunteer and Intern 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 Volunteer and Intern 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.

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Erin Plummer, Finance Coordinator

Erin is a junior from Madison studying in Psychology.  She loves hers dogs, making pasta, hiking, and likes to embroider for fun.  She hopes to work in the health care field, and see where life takes her.  Her favorite part about working for the CWC is being in a space with supportive and strong women.


Emily Barnhill, Family Resources Coordinator

Emily Barnhill is a junior studying Gender and Women’s Studies and Legal Studies here at UW. In her free time, she loves to sing, dance, and read. Someday, she hopes to pursue a career in politics or public health.

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Ellie Colbert, Publicity Coordinator

Ellie Colbert is a junior, studying Journalism and getting a certificate in Education Policy. Originally from Minneapolis, she loves to read, lay in the sun, and listen to music. She loves working at the CWC because she gets to meet all of the inspiring people that contribute to the space.


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.