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.


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.


Abby Roberts, Family Resources Coordinator

Abby Roberts, from the North Shore of Chicago, is a sophomore majoring in International Studies (Global Security) and Gender and Women’s Studies, in addition to pursuing certificates in French and Middle East Studies. After graduating, she hopes to work internationally promoting women’s empowerment and international conflict resolution.

Abby is spends her time messing around with film photography, reading any book she can get her hands on, and writing short stories and poetry. She’s passionate about art, and hopes to be kinda good at it someday. Abby is very excited and grateful to work in such a phenomenal collective as the CWC



Kennedie King, Publicity Coordinator

Kennedie Camille King is a multidisciplinary artist, director, and curator whose work seeks to explore and critique intersectional narratives about queer dark skin Black Women. She is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, double majoring in Communication Arts and Afro-American Studies, where she is a part of the First Wave Hip Hop Urban Arts Scholarship Program. King is ecstatic to be apart of the CWC collective and seeks to provide a plethora of quality content which is both uplifting and engaging.


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.