What is YWLP?
The Young Women Leaders Program is an after-school, curriculum-based mentoring program that assigns one 7th-grade girl to one UCF woman student. UCF mentors meet with their mentees eight times per semester, using group discussion, group activity, pair discussion and pair activity. Learn More

Alumni Spotlight

Heather Graves

Please give us a little background information about yourself (where you were born, what brought you to UCF, hobbies, what you studied at UCF, etc) I was born and raised in the Central Florida area and chose to go to UCF after completing my A.A. at community college. I came into UCF wanting to study Sociology but was led to focusing on Women’s Studies. I am appreciative of the learning experience the Interdisciplinary Studies – Women’s Studies Track provided me with, as I was able to take courses that focused on women and literature, women in society, mental health, social justice, feminism, and so much more. Who or what inspires you? People who fight for those who aren’t able to- for those who have no voice, whose voices have been silenced, and/or who society deems as unimportant. My mother, for letting me be whoever I wanted to be. My amazing friends, who believe in justice... Read More


Our Social Media Interns reporting on Assistant Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

"My favorite part of teaching- being able to bend minds!! I love that "AHA!" moment in a young person's eyes." The faculty at UCF serve not only as expert resources for students, but as representatives of the university in their respective fields. This week the Women's and Gender Studies department interviewed someone who continuously embodies this role:... Read More

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