Staff

Esbeida Ramos, Co-Chair

Hello! My name is Esbeida Ramos and I am from Nampa, Idaho. I am a sophomore here at Pacific and I am a Math and Computer Science double major (I know, I'm crazy). I am one of the Co-Chairs of CGE this year and I am very excited to be part of CGE leadership, especially because of the amazing staff we have. I love everything that CGE stands for and I am honored to be part of an organization that represents social justice and human rights. My other interests include napping, dogs, Grey's Anatomy and spending time with my friends and family. This year I am mostly looking forward to Take Back the Night, a march against sexual assault, and Human Body Canvas --as well as the many other events that CGE puts on.

 

Janelle Del Castillo, Co-Chair

Aloha! My name Is Janelle Del Castillo. I am a senior majoring in Education and Learning, and minoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am one of this year's co-chairs for the Center for Gender Equity and the one thing I enjoy most about the CGE is the way we open people's eyes to issues relating to Gender Equity and make a difference not just on campus, but in the community. I am looking forward to watch CGE evolve and grow bigger this year. Outside of CGE, I like to play video games and sleep. a lot. 

 

Ariel Laws, Design Coordinator

My name is Ariel Laws. I am a Senior, double majoring in Philosophy and General Media Arts. I enjoy working with the motivated and caring members of the staff at the Center for Gender Equity. I am looking forward to Slam Poetry. Outside of CGE my interests include drawing, ancient studies, Japanese anime, and Netflix. 

 

 

 

Kevin Alfaro-Martinez, Communications Coordinator

My Names is Kevin Alfaro-Martinez and I'm the Communications Coordinator for the Center for Gender Equity. I manage the website for CGE and emails. I'm majoring in Public Health and a minor in Biology.

I'm very tech savvy so come to me for your computer woes (PC Only). Outside of CGE I enjoy eating food, napping in between classes, and having a good time. I'm looking forward to Body Canvas later this year.

 

 

Aymie Agena, Office Manager/Project Coordinator


Hey, I’m Aymie Agena and I am from Mililani, Hawaii.  I am a junior here at Pacific University and I am an Anthropology major with a Spanish minor. This is my first year working for Center for Gender Equity as an office manager and project coordinator.  I am very excited to work for CGE because it will allow me to get out of my comfort zone and take part in activities for causes that I personally believe in.  I am looking forward to working on the project for Saudi women and the Human Canvas project especially.  In my free time I enjoy hiking (because of the scenery), watching documentaries, eating as much as possible, and am intrigued with other people’s life experiences.

 

Gillain Reimann, Assistant

I am a freshman at Pacific planning on majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Editing and Publishing. I am excited to be a part of CGE and the equity mission. I am most looking forward to the Love Your Body Week because it helps people overcome insecurities and becoming more aware. I am interested in writing and ancient history as well as reading and volunteering.

 

 

 

Colleen Hunter, Assisant

Hi, I'm Colleen Hunter and I'm a senior here at Pacific. I'm a Psychology major with a minor in Japanese, and I'm looking to add GSS as a second minor. I'm pumped to be apart of the CGE team this year because it's a great way to get involved on campus and promote gender equality. I'm excited for this year's Love Your Body Week and Take Back the Night. During my down time I enjoy writing, reading, playing video games, watching my favorite TV shows, and hanging out with my friends.

 

 

Connor Torrence, Project Coordinator

I am Connor Torrence and am currently in my sophomore year at Pacific University. I am a Psychology major with a Creative Writing minor. My favorite thing about CGE is our ability to shed light on people’s misconceptions and to educate them on important issues. I am looking forward to It’s a Guy’s Thing as well as our future projects working with Cascade Aids. I enjoy the occasional mountain biking trip and all things music. Listen to Boxer Radio Friday’s @8 to hear me DJ!

 

Janae Sargent, Project Coordinator

Hi! I’m Janae Sargent, also known as Nae-Nae, Sparkles, or whatever else you feel like calling me! I’m a sophomore at Pacific, double-majoring in journalism and art.  I joined CGE in the spring of last year because I agree whole heartedly with so many of the things CGE represents and I wanted to be a part of the change it is encouraging on campus. I love pushing the envelope and promoting a more aware and considerate student body. I feel like CGE is the perfect outlet to professionally express my passionate beliefs about equality and acceptance.

I am most looking forward to Take Back the Night and Human Body Canvas this year. TBTN has been around for a few years but I know the staff is planning to make some major changes and I am really excited for those. Since Human Body Canvas is only in its second year of operation it’s still basically a blank slate. We have some really cool ideas for it and I’m really excited to see where it goes! Outside of CGE I am the Student Life Editor for the Pacific Index, a student intern for MarCom Services, I write for the Pacific University Magazines, compete on the Pacific Swim team, and work on and sell my art when I have time. I like to stay busy!

 

Thao Ta, Project Coordinator

Hi! I’m Thao Ta, from Hanoi, Vietnam. I’m a freshman minoring in Music and planning to major in Sociology.  This is, of course, my first year at CGE and I’m very excited because I get to test my mettle as a leader and I get to work with other people in promoting the ideals that we believe in. I’m looking forward to Pay Equity Day the most because I think it’s a very important issue that has to be resolved as soon as possible. Outside of CGE, I love reading, translating, music (especially musicals), embroidery and tarot reading. 

 

 

 

Noelle Hall, Project Coordinator

I am Noelle Hall. I am from Forest Grove, OR and am a junior here at Pacific majoring in History! This will my first year working for the CGE. I am so excited to start planning events and working with our amazing staff! In particular, I look forward to Women’s History Month, Love Your Body Week, and Take Back the Night. Outside of the CGE and Pacific, I find myself emerged in Disney and Bruce Willis movie marathons, rooting for my favorite sports teams, (Whoop! Go Blazers!) and spending time with my Chipom, Bear! I am looking forward to a fantastic year with the CGE

 

Rachel Ruffin, Project Coordinator

My name is Rachel Ruffin and I am a senior at Pacific University.  I was born and raised in the Portland - Metro area of Oregon.  I am Spanish Language and Communications Major. This is my first year as a hired worker for CGE, but I have volunteered to help for a few events in the past. I am proud to join the Center for Gender Equity this year as a Project Coordinator because it is a great organization that fights against discrimination and educates individuals on topics that may be considered ‘taboo’.  The Project that I am looking forward to the most is Love Your Body Week because it really encourages all of us to be more comfortable with ourselves.  My interests outside of CGE include Spanish and performing arts, particularly acting in plays and musicals.

 

Betty Becerra, Project Cooridinator

My name is Betty Becerra, and I’m from Beaverton, OR. I’m a Freshman this year at Pacific, and planning on double majoring in Biology and Public Health. I’m really excited to get to work with this really great group of individuals and work on projects that I feel passionately about, especially Love Your Body week! I love learning about other people’s stories, going outdoors, and watching soccer with friends!