Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

2012 Participants

 

hAnnaly Eimann
Graduate Student
Masters of Elementary Education

Annaly Eimann is a graduate student in the Masters of Elementary Education program with emphasis Early Childhood Development at UMSL. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Namibia- Namibia. In her home country, she worked as an elementary school teacher and project coordinator early childhood development. This work inspires her to study further in early childhood education. During 2011, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue studies at UMSL.


She initiated several programs to improve the quality of services for young children and especially children in low-income communities. She served on many boards and community development initiatives to promote Children’s Rights and improve the day care and kindergarten services for children. Currently, she volunteers on Project Search, a one-year high school transition curriculum that prepares young adults with autism and related challenges for meaningful employment at UMSL. She is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi; an International Honor Society in Education. She spends her free time with her children and supports them in their sport activities. On return to her country, she aspires to make an impact on Public Policy and Legislation for children.

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Calie Meier
Senior
Major: Social Work
Minor: Psychology

Calie Meier is a senior at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She is majoring in Social Work with a minor in psychology. She transferred to UMSL from St. Louis Community College where she was on the Dean's List multiple semesters. She has been a member of the Tau Sigma National Transfer Honor Society for two years. Calie has plans to attend graduate school for Social Work following her graduation. She is interested in mental health and earning a license in social work after graduate school After working at a Children Advocacy Center, Calie would like to work with adolescents and children. She recently took on a position as a tutor for the School of Social Work’s Research Methods course. Calie is looking forward to her participation in UMSL’s Women LEAD program.

 

EbonyEbony Williams
Senior 
Major: Social Work
Minor: Psychology

Ebony Williams is a senior Social Work major at UMSL wear she is also pursuing a minor in Psychology. Ebony graduated from St. Louis Community College in the spring of 2011 with an associate of Applied Science in Human Services. She currently works for Willows Way; which is a company that assists developmentally disabled adults live independently in their homes. Ebony is a part of the UMSL’s National Society of Leadership. Other than spending time with her family, Ebony volunteers with the organization Reach One Teach One. Through this organization Ebony is a tutor and a mentor to children in the inner city of St. Louis. Ebony is also the assistant team leader of the True Redemption Centers’ outreach Team. This team feeds the homeless and brings encouragement and other services to the community.

 

 

HopeHope Votaw
Junior
Major: English and Psychology

Hope Votaw is a junior at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. After receiving her Associates of Arts from St. Louis Community College, she is pursuing her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology. In her first semester Hope is already enrolled in the Pierre Laclede Honors College. Hope aspires to attend law school in 2014 and wants to women to play a more important role in the public policy process. This summer Hope will be completing a law internship with Edward Jones. Hope is both interested in environmental and entertainment law. Hope is a member of a social sorority at University of Missouri-St. Louis where she plans on being more involved with member positions. She is looking forward to learn more about women in leadership and be inspired to become a more strong and independent leader.

JenniferJennifer Hayth
Senior
Major: BS in Social Work

Jennifer Hayth is a senior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Social Work and plans to earn her Master’s in Social Work. Jennifer plans to become a licensed clinical social worker and therapist in the mental health field. Since establishing and managing her own business in 2001, Jennifer wants to use her current business experience in opening a private practice. Currently she volunteers as a bereavement companion and would like to volunteer with the Big Brother Big Sister organization. Jennifer’s passion is in encouraging and helping empower women.

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Juliana Klein
Sophomore

BA in Biology

Juliana Klein is a sophomore at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and plans to attend medical school as soon after. Juliana is also interested in biological research. At UMSL, she is an office assistant at the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Julian is also the Academic Chairman of Delta Zeta Sorority as well as the Recruitment/Public Relations Officer of the Pre-Medical Society. She is a S.M.A.R.T mentor for the Pierre Laclede Honors College and an active member of Students Today Alumni Tomorrow. Juliana is an active volunteer in the St. Louis community, in which she serves as a tutor for the Youth Learning Center and a volunteer at BJC Hospital. Last Spring, Juliana participated in the National Collegiate Leadership Conference at the University of Arizona with the Emerging Leaders Program from UMSL. She is very excited to participate in the UMSL Women LEAD program!



ReginaRegina James
Junior
Major: Psychology and Public Relations


TiffanyTiffany Shockley
Sophomore
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Minor: Communications

Tiffany Shockley is a sophomore at UMSL. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice program with a minor in Communication. While Tiffany is unsure which career path to take, she looks forward to working with juveniles. As a commuter student, Tiffany hasn’t had a lot of opportunities to be in a leadership role or become more involved on campus. This year, she joined the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Tiffany is a member of the Pierre Laclede Honors and has made the Deans List. She is active at her church and volunteers every summer as a Camp Counselor with other outreach ministry. Recently, Tiffany had the remarkable opportunity to travel to Swaziland Africa to work with people living with AIDs and orphans. Tiffany loves spending her time making others happy.

Princess Rita Tamokloe
Graduate Student
Masters in Higher Education

Princess Rita Tamokloe is a graduate student seeking her Master’s in Higher Education at UMSL. Princess is original from the nation of Ghana, where her husband and two beautiful daughters still reside. While in Ghana, Princess taught high school science and was the Department Head of the Science. As a new resident to the States, Princess has been living at the Provincial House at UMSL but hopes to move. She is working hard to attain her degree. Princess joined the UMSL Women LEAD program to be the voice of the voiceless in her community. 

hKaren Baliff
Junior
Major: Social Work

Karen is pursuing a degree in Social Work Program. Karen attended the University of Missouri –Kansas City in 1984 and graduated from St. Louis Community Colleges in the spring of 2010 with an AAS with an emphasis in education. She has worked for several years in a local school district mentoring and tutoring children, and has a passion for families and children. Karen serves as a leader and is very involved with community outreach at Grace New Covenant Church in the Riverview area where she lives with her husband John. Together they have five beautiful children who she enjoys spending time with. Karen is very involved with women’s and youth ministry and desires to see women and families become whole. She is very excited to be a part of the UMSL Women’s Lead Program in 2012.

Eda Charmaine Gimenezh
Senior
Majors: Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Studies
Minors: Environmental Engineering, Political Science & Materials Science Engineering

Eda Charmaine Gimenez is currently an undergraduate of Stony Brook University, NY double majoring in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Studies with three minors in Environmental Engineering, Political Science, and Materials Science Engineering. For the 2012-2013 Academic year, Eda is studying at the University of Missouri in St. Louis on an exchange program (NSE). She chose to continue her education in the Midwest in order to experience life outside of the East Coast and further explore the energy and environmental issues that surround different regions of the United States. Upon graduating, Eda intends to continue her education in law school to enter environment and energy management fields.

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