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Spotlight on Staff Series

October 23, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, Director of The Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Sue Castagnetto, who serves as the director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) and is a lecturer in the philosophy department at Scripps, has led the IFC for the past 18 years. Her wealth of knowledge is reflected in the stacks of papers and books that overflow around us.

March 21, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Jenn Wells, Assistant Dean and Director of SCORE

Scripps College welcomed Jenn Wells as the new assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE). As part of our ongoing Spotlight on Staff series, the Office of Marketing and Communications caught up with Wells in mid-February, during her first week at Scripps,to learn more about her professional background and her aspirations for SCORE.

March 21, 2017

Jessica Johnston is Two-Day Winner on Jeopardy! Quiz Show

Scripps College admission counselor Jessica Johnston was recently a two-day Jeopardy! winner, and credits her undergraduate experience as a women's college student for her hard-won abilities and interests in history and politics.

May 3, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Judy Harvey Sahak ’64, Director and Sally Preston Swan Librarian for Ella Strong Denison Library

Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 moves with an easy familiarity around the Ella Strong Denison Library as she selects a few of her most beloved objects from the thousands contained in the rare book room. She admits that it is hard to pick favorites, as each piece of the collection carries a special meaning for her. As the College’s longest-serving librarian, Sahak knows the rare book room, and all of Denison’s holdings, intimately.

January 22, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Rima Shah, Director of EmPOWER Center

This month heralds the opening of the 7C EmPOWER Center for survivors of sexual assault. The center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, as well as programs that will develop organically through collaborations between students, faculty, staff, and the newly appointed director of the center, Rima Shah.

January 21, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Corrina Lesser, Director of Public Events and Community Programs

This past fall, Scripps College welcomed Corrina Lesser as the new director of public events and community programs. Lesser was previously director of programming and planning for the Chicago Humanities Festival, where she helped curate annual programs as well as single events focused on cultivating public engagement with visual art, music, literature, history, film, performance, and other topics in the humanities.