By Olivia Brzozowski
My time at the Women’s Center was short, fun and flew by! It seems like just yesterday I was coming up with ideas of where I wanted to intern for my Master’s program, and deciding to reach out to the Women’s Center. I thought the Women’s Center would be a great place to intern because it could allow me to tie two topics together that I am passionate about: women’s equity and sports. I am currently a GA in the Student-Athlete Support Services Office with Kansas City Athletics, and have always felt empowered as a woman working in a male-dominated field.
I decided to try something a little different by interning somewhere not directly related to athletics, but could allow me to integrate the two. So, this semester, that’s what I did. I was put in charge of a new programming event called Roo Up with the Women’s Center to promote UMKC female student-athletes. It was a great success and I am so happy the events went so well. I enjoyed getting to work other events, such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and helping with auditions for the Vagina Monologues. I learned a lot throughout the semester and meeting and working with new people was a great experience. Everyone here is so supportive and encouraging. The Women’s Center was a great way for me to de-stress from other stressors in my life, and was such a comforting place to work. Lastly, I can’t believe my time here is already up, but I will definitely pay many visits to the Women’s Center next semester (also my last semester of grad school, woot!!)