Caitlin Harbold '10 is an event planner in Palm Springs. Prior to moving to Palm Springs, Caitlin served as the Development Events Manager for The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. Prior to arriving at George Mason, Caitiln was an event planning intern at Feats, Inc., a marketing and event production firm.
At George Mason, she implemented a new event: a Women in Engineering luncheon for students, alumni, and high school students to meet and hear stories from women in the engineering industry. She worked closely with a student group called SWE (Society for Women in Engineering).
Meghan Godorov ’06 majored in Psychology and Women’s Studies, and was a volleyball stand-out at Franklin and Marshal College. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Director for Career Development at Mount Holyoke College (MHC), mentoring students on career choices, developing their personal brand, networking, and aiding the job search process through individualized appointments and a robust menu of workshop offerings. She is also the pre-law advisor at Mount Holyoke, helping students learn about careers in the legal profession, guiding them through the law school application process and assisting them in preparing for the LSAT. Meghan launched her own career consulting business in January 2013, serves as Executive Co-Chair for a local young professionals group and enjoys traveling around New England every chance she gets!
Prior to arriving at MHC, Meghan earned a Master's Degree in Education in Student Affairs with a concentration in College Counseling Licensure from Kutztown University (Pa.) in May 2011, where she spent three years working at the University's Community Relations and Development Services office. She completed her internship year (2010-11) working as the graduate intern in the Muhlenberg College Career Center. In addition, Meghan served as the assistant women's volleyball coach there for three years.
Meghan connects her F&M experience with her professional success: “It is both my liberal arts background and education through the WGS department when I was a student at F&M that allow me each and every day to understand the challenges and benefits of an all-women's college. I am better able to serve this population of students because I understand their needs and empathize with their barriers to success.”
Rebecca Scott '06 was a joint major in Women's Studies and Spanish. After graduation, she took her global, gendered perspective to Guyana, where she worked as a Spanish and Reading teacher, and then moved up into administrative positions with WorldTeach and the Ministry of Education.
In the midst of applying to graduate schools, she had to coordinate the evacuation of her organization from Guyana. She graduated from Edinburgh University, with distinction, in the Anthropology of Health and Illness in 2009, after writing a thesis on a "mystery illness" affecting the female students at Santa Rosa Secondary School, where Rebecca used to teach. In the course of her research, Rebecca observed competing explanations of the illness: Western psychologists offered a diagnosis that was rejected by the local community, while the community accused local women of making the girls sick. Her passionate commitment to this work has led her to pursue a PhD in medical anthropology.
While awaiting news of graduate school acceptances, Rebecca found work in her home community as the Site Manager for Community Action Program‚ Family Planning, Teen, and STI Clinics. This Title X Community Health Center serves as the primary reproductive health care provider for Central and Northern New Hampshire‚ uninsured and underinsured populations. As part of her job, Rebecca also coordinates outreach programs in schools, refugee groups and other communities.
Keely Swan ’06 was an International Studies major and Women’s Studies minor at Franklin and Marshall College. A Marshall Scholar, she completed an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Misty Bastian about women’s organization and development in India.
After graduation, Keely spent a year in Mumbai, India, where she studied Gender and Development at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. While in India, much of her research focused on violence against women and related legal issues, and she had the opportunity to observe women’s organizations working in these areas. Later, she worked as the project coordinator for the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence,” which is organized by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University.
The goal of the campaign is to promote the message that women’s rights are human rights and that violence against women constitutes a violation of these rights.
Keely felt that the most rewarding part of her job was working with women’s organizations and women human rights defenders all over the world. She attended the AWID (Association for Women’s Rights in Development) Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where she had the opportunity to meet many of the organizations and individuals that participate in the 16 Days campaign each year. Since CWGL has ECOSOC status, she also had the opportunity to attend the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.
Currently, she works as the IDEAS Global Challenge Administrator at the Public Service Center at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), an annual competition that supports MIT student-led teams in social entrepreneurship and innovation development that improves quality of life for under-served populations.