Women's Center Staff

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A smiling staff awaits you at the Women's Center's *NEW Location*, 130 Wood Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Dr. Kayt Sunwood

Kayt Sunwood with IceNanook
Kayt Sunwood with IceNanook

Coordinator, UAF Women's Center

Kayt Sunwood has worked for the University of Alaska in a number of capacities since moving to Alaska from the Midwest in 2003. Currently, as coordinator of the UAF Women's Center, she is putting her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology to work linking to rural campuses, removing barriers that inhibit the full participation of women, promoting equity and enriching the university community through interdisciplinary forums for social, cultural, spiritual, aesthetic, and intellectual connections.

Other exciting things Kayt has done in Alaska include: from 2005-2006 she traveled by small aircraft to villages throughout Northern Alaska with the Math in a Cultural Context research team working with students and teachers on a curriculum based on Lessons Learned from Yup'ik Elders. The previous year Kayt worked for UAA as Fairbanks based Interior Tech Prep Specialist, helping to facilitate smooth transitions between secondary and postsecondary education/training. During her first year in Alaska, in 2003-2004, Kayt worked as an Education Project Manager with the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States where she helped to develop and implement the Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating (TREC) program.

Kayt strives to bridge distances, promote equity, facilitate communication and collaboration, and enrich the university community through her work at the Women's Center.

Gallery Celebrating Prior Student Employees

Connor MacDonald with a newspaper.

Office Assistant for Fall of 2013 & Spring of 2014

Connor is majoring in physics. He also is the secretary of UAF's Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and is in the running for Women's Center Best Student Employee of the Month for January 2014. 

Women's Center Student Assistants


Office Assistant for Fall of 2013

Angela was born and raised in a small town in Ohio but moved to Alaska in August of 2012. Her husband being in the military is what brought her here. They have been married for 2 years and have 2 dogs named Ruckus and Jax. Ruckus is an American Pittbull Terrior and Husky mix and Jax is an Alaska Husky.

When first coming to UAF, Angela began in  the Biological Sciences program but ended up not being able to stray away from the health care field. She now is in the Health Care Reimbursement program and will be graduating in May  of 2014.

CONGRATS to Women's Center Student Assistants who have graduated and moved out into the world

Congratulations and thanks to the following Women's Center Student Assistants who helped to staff the Women's Center while they were here at UAF, and who have now graduated and moved on to work their magic in the world. 

Monica Owens


Office Assistant various years through Spring 2013

Monica was born in Massachusetts and moved frequently while growing up.  She came up to UAF because of the excellent biology program but then found her true calling in Sociology. 

Since coming to UAF, Monica has been involved in many groups including Alpha Phi Omega, the Gay-Straight Alliance, and New Student Orientation.

In her off time, Monica likes to cheer on the Nanook hockey team, work on computers, and listen to music.

Juliet. E.Nwachukwu

Juliet displaying books from our library by Nigerian author

Office Assistant 2010-2011

Juliet is from Nigeria. She had her B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from University of Science and Technology Enugu. She came to Alaska for adventure, to have a feel of different environment and was also drawn to UAF because of its exciting program in Petroleum Engineering. She is a Masters student in Petroleum Engineering and  currently working on her Thesis. 
She  worked with the Women Development Project Center on some projects that encouraged young girls to study science and engineering related courses. She also worked as a committee member for Arctic Innovation Competition, a scientific research for solving problems encountered on daily basis.
Juliet is involved in bunch of activities such as African Club, American Association of Drilling Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers,  Society of Women Engineers, and UAF student Ambassador. She likes listening to music and playing volley ball.