About Us

Shura Gat

Assistant Director, Women's Resource Center
(607) 255-1406

Shura Gat joined the Women’s Resource Center as Assistant Director in the Fall of 2017. At Cornell, she previously served as the Director of Community Center Programs, the Interim Director of the LGBT Resource Center and as a Captionist in Student Disability Services. In all of her roles at Cornell, Shura has enjoyed engaging with students and colleagues on issues relating to intersectionality and the impact of social identities on individuals’ experiences. She continues this as part of the Women’s Resource Center, supporting students as they plan programs and events highlighting these perspectives.

Shura holds an M.A. in Critical Cultural Studies from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Wellesley College. Her academic research has focused on the experiences of women who participate in martial arts and fighting sports. In addition to her work with students at Cornell, Shura’s commitment to individual transformation and wellbeing is expressed through her avocation as an energy medicine practitioner.

2017-18 Executive Board Members


Meredith Abato


Carmel Bendit-Shtull

My name is Carmel and I am junior in the School of Hotel Administration, with a minor in Law & Society. I am originally from New York City. On campus, I am involved with Hotel Ezra Cornell, Female Leadership in Hospitality, and Pa’lante Salsa Dance troupe. I am very excited to be part of the WRC this year!


Julia Burstein

Hi! I’m Julia, a junior majoring in Government with minors in Global Health and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Besides working with the WRC, I am on the club rowing team, a club member of Planned Parenthood Generation Action, and an Outdoor Odyssey guide. I am excited to be part of the Women’s Resource Center because I get to work on projects that can positively impact students from all backgrounds.

Richard Chen

Elise Czuchna

Hi! My name is Elise, and I am a senior double majoring in Anthropology, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies. I also have minors in Law & Society and Inequality Studies. In addition to my work with the WRC, I am a part of the Cornell Visitor Relations (Tour Guide) team, am on the executive board for Cornell Ambassadors for Media and Performance, the executive board for Melodramatics Musical Theatre company, and am a member of the social justice theatre troupe, Ordinary People. This is my second year on the WRC Board, and I look forward to strengthening and supporting intersectional feminism and its goals across campus.


Liz Davis-Frost

Elizabeth Deneen

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Deneen, and I'm a junior from Chicago in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Statistical Science with a minor in Inequality Studies.


Sharon Glick

Hello! My name is Sharon and I am a senior in the College of Human Ecology, majoring in Human Development with minors in Policy, Analysis and Management and Inequallity Studies. On campus I am also involved with Cornell Social Consultants, a group dedicated to creating a more positive sexual climate on Cornell's campus. I am so excited to become even more involved in areas of improving campus culture! I am from Long Island, and hope to be involved in areas of public health in the future.


Amanda Kabonero

Hello! I'm Amanda and I am a sophomore majoring in Development Sociology, with minors in Business and Global Health. In addition to the WRC, I'm involved in the Cornell Public Service Center, Coalition of Pan-African Scholars, serve on the executive board of GlobeMed at Cornell, and write for the Cornell Chronicle. This is my first year on the board and I’m excited to advance the mission of the WRC on campus!


Sarah Lieberman

Hannah Light-Olson


Meghan McKenzie

Hi I'm Meghan! I'm a Junior in the College of Human Ecology from California. I am studying Global and Public Health with a minor in Health Policy. This is my first year on the WRC E-board and I am so excited to be working with students who share my passion for feminism and women's rights. On campus, I serve as Chair of Education for SASSY (Student's Against the Sexual Solicitation of Youth) and am an intern at Cornell Health working to educate students about how to support a friend after a sexual assault. I am happy to be a part of this group of amazing students!

Molly Pushner

My name is Molly Pushner and I am a Junior, majoring in Applied Economics and Management with a minor in Law & Society. On campus, I am on Hillel’s executive board as well as a Big Red Manager for the Big Red Shuttle, a WRC program. This is my second year on the WRC’s eboard and I am excited to work to improve the lives of women at Cornell.

Nina Resen-Davidson

Hi! My name is Nina Resen and I am a Junior, majoring in Government with minors in Law & Society and Inequality Studies. On campus, I am also a part of Cayuga Watchers and am the Service and Philanthropy Director of Kappa Alpha Theta. This is my second year on the WRC E-Board and I look forward to making Cornell a safer and more welcoming place for women of all backgrounds.

Helen Shanahan

Hello! My name is Helen and I am a junior in ILR while minoring in Inequality Studies and Law and Society (probably). I first found the WRC through a mocktail hour, after which I was totally on board! I am excited to be more actively involved this year and look forward to the many exciting things we have going on. Besides working with the WRC, I also am the treasurer of Amnesty International at Cornell, work for the football team and am a member of ILR Women's Caucus. Can't wait to see you in the WRC!


Sabrina Sugano

My name is Sabrina Sugano and I’m a junior majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations, with a minor in Inequality Studies. Outside of the WRC I’m on the executive board of the Consent Ed as the Vice President of Outreach. Additionally, I serve as Outreach Chair on the executive board of Planned Parenthood Generation Action. I also work as a student manager at the Tatkon Center

Drew Valentine