Meet the Institute for Women's Leadership Staff
Gaby Galeano, Student Director
Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Majors: Management Minor: Political Science
Involvement: ABE Co-Leader Dominican Republic, ABE Co-Leader St. Cloud
Most played song on my Ipod: La Llave de mi Corazon - Juan Luis Guerra
Dream Vacation: Tomorrowland Music Festival, Belgium
Favorite Feminist: Frida Kahlo
What does Women's Leadership mean to you?: It means uniting as women and continue to strive for gender equality. It means not taking for granted the fight for our rights, that many women went through in the past. It means fighting stereotyopes and EMBRACE being ourselves.
Alul Yesak , Volunteer Program Coordinator
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Majors: Political Science and Peace Studies
Involvement: Peace Studies Club, Inter Faith Leaders
Most Playes Song on your iPod: Oh Sleeper - Children of Fire
Dream Vacation: Axum, Ethiopia
Favorite Feminist: Wagari Maathai
What does Women's Leadership mean to you?: Women's Leadership is when women realize their weakness, which will enable them to make decisions that will affect their personal as well as their professional life.
Women's Expeditions Coordinator
Major: Nutrition (Food Studies Concentration) and Management (Leadership in Organizations Concentration)
Involvement: : Nutrition Club Co-President, Fishing Club, Student Philanthropy Fund, Volleybal Intramurals
Most Played Song on iPod: Everything by Bruce Springsteen
Dream Vacation: A hiking, hunting, and fishing outdoor adventure to Northwest United States, Alaska, or Canada while staying in a sizable lodge build of native wood surrounded by pine trees and dining on fresh local fare.
Favorite Feminist: Warren Buffet
To me, women's leadership means challenging the traditional norms of femininity and empowering, motivating, encouraging, and advocating for others to support feminism.
Janey Gengel, Public Relations Coordinator
Hometown: New Prague, MN
Name: Janey Gengel
Majors: Communication/Gender and Women's Studies
Involvement: Students Today Leaders Forever, Boys and Girls Club, Project 8 - Campus News
Most Played Song on iPod: Go by Avalanche City
Dream Vacation: Hopping around the universe aboard the USS Enterprise
Favorite Feminist: Patrick Stewart
What does Women's Leadership mean to you?: It means that when my feet hit the floor in the morning, I know I have the power to empower and the determination to do so. It's learning how to define oneself in a world that believes feminism has accomplished its goals. It means having the capacity to understand the double-edged sword that is feminism and bringing together a group of people with true and often unrealized power. We will make waves in this office, and not everyone will understand. However, our work will continue to give a voice to the issues still hovering above daily life, and we will not give up.
Danielle Liebl, Program Coordinator
Majors: Theology and Peace Studies
Involvement: Besides being involved in the IWL, I am the President of Students for the Advancement of People with DIFFERbilities, and participate in Magis events.
Most Played Song on iPod: Beautiful Day - U2
Dream Vacation: I would love to tour the coast of Italy.
Favorite Feminist: Eleanor Roosevelt
What does Women's Leadership mean to you?: Women's leadership means to me that you believe in the flourishing of all people. It means that you find the best potential you have and use it to empower others.
Erin Brown, Program Coordinator
Hometown: Waukesha, WI
Major: Hispanic Studies & Theology
Involvement: Volunteer at Catholic Charities
Most played song on my Ipod: Holland Road - Mumford and Sons
Dream Vacation: Bali, Indonesia
Favorite Feminist: Eleanor Roosevelt
What does Women's Leadership mean to you?: Women's Leadership helps women to overcome barriers to gender equality, aiding in the recognition and use of their strenghts and full potential to empower others to work towards a common goal.