Contact Us / Meet Our Team

We are located on central campus on the Garden Level of Mitty Hall. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm with some extended evening hours for programs.

Front desk

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Director of Sexual Assault Prevention



Sharon Sabotta

Director of the Women's Resource Center
Sharon Sobotta

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WRC Staff and Body Positive Coordinator
Nani Schroeder

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Hi everyone! I am a junior studying Behavioral Neuroscience and Women and Gender Studies! I have worked at the WRC since 2013 and my favorite event to plan is Take Back the Night. I have been a coordinator and facilitator for Body Positive since 2014. I like hanging out with dogs, talking about feminism, napping, LUSH face masks, burritos, matte red lipstick, Little Miss Sunshine, black coffee, and Beyonce. Come hang out with me! #blacklivesmatter



Student Worker, Body Positive Facilitator, SCAR Member
Abbie Starkovich

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Hi all! I'm an Econ major, French minor, class of 2017. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, playing music, lifting weights, and traveling (hence my picture at the Grand Canyon!).  I'm usually pretty busy with classes, but stop by the WRC any time to say hi!



Staff member at the WRC
Gloria Palma

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I come to SMC by way of Hawai'i, and I am a politics student. I am pretty involved on campus, as a Student Ambassador in Admissions and the President of our on campus Polynesian club. This is my first year as a staff member at the WRC, but I've been involved with several programs put on by the center for the last two years I've been on campus.



Gender Justice Leader
Julia Stanislav

I’m from Omaha, Nebraska, and was raised by strong women and open-minded people who have shaped me into the socially conscious person that I am today. I am excited to be working as a Gender Justice Leader in the WRC because I am passionate about gender equity and justice issues and am looking forward to making a positive impact on the SMC campus! When I’m not doing schoolwork or spending time in the Women’s Resource Center I love taking film photos and practicing bikram yoga.


vPublicity Coordinator
Valerie Ettenhofer

I'm a first-generation student from Washington State and am so happy to be a part of the Saint Mary's community! Outside of the WRC, I'm the president of the Moraga Rotaract club, a member of the Santiago living learning community, and a film and TV lover. I hope to pursue a career in writing for web or print media. My favorite past-times usually include good snacks, good friends, and good movies.


NikoWRC Staff member, SCAR Team
Niko Niavaroni

Hello! My name is Niko, and I am not only a SCAR team member but also a staff member at the WRC! I am part of the Class of 2017, and my major is a split major in English and Communication, with English being the dominant discipline. Minor is Economics. Though it presents its difficulties, I am a huge fan of school and it is my primary hobby. Other hobbies include being a chill dude and kickin' it. I very much support the goals of the Women's Resource Center, and it's cool to see first year students becoming a regular within the community!


vSCAR Team Leader
Timber Price

Hello, my name is Timber and I am a senior here at SMC working towards my double major in Communication and Women & Gender Studies!  I am originally from Sonoma County where I lived on a dairy farm and raised pigs, sheep, chickens, (and more), and rode horses.  Now I live in Martinez with my roommate and her 5 year old daughter.  In my spare time, I enjoy painting, hiking, listening to music, playing with my cat (Jupiter), and hanging out with my friends.  I am also attempting to teach myself how to play the guitar!

I am the Team Leader of the SCAR (Student Coalition Against Rape) Team here at SMC and I am really passionate about giving my peers the education and tools that they need in order to help create and maintain a safe community where everyone helps to take care of each other. If you ever see me around campus and have any questions about the WRC or anything SCAR related, go ahead and ask, don't be shy! :)


vWRC Student Worker, Body Positive Leader
Rachel Schott

I'm a English major, Spanish minor, and part of the class of 2018. I am a student worker at the WRC and a leader of the Body Positive group. I love the WRC and spend most of my time here napping or doing homework last minute. My hobbies include smashing the patriarchy, doing intersectional feminist stuff, and watching TV. I'm the first in my family to go to college and I love it here at SMC.