Women's Center

Staff

Women's Center Staff

 

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001 Crowell Building
10 Epworth Lane, East Campus
Box 90920
Durham, NC 27708-0920
Phone: (919) 681-9257
Fax: (919) 681-6885
krystal.george@duke.edu

Krystal George joined the Duke Women's Center in 2015 and is the Assistant Director for Educational Initiatives. She is responsible for providing expertise in the creation, development, assessment of services related to gender based violence for the Duke community. She oversees the implementation of environmental prevention, intervention, education and training efforts to engage undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the reduction and elimination of gender based violence on campus.

Krystal is a 2007 graduate of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and holds a Bachelor'€™s degree in Public Health Education. In 2008, she received professional certification through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. and received her Masters of Public Administration from Strayer University at RTP in 2009. Krystal worked over 6 years at the NCCU Women'€™s Center, where she found a passion for helping survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and also educating the community about this issue. Working at the Duke Women's Center has allowed her to motivate female students on campus professionally and personally, as well as raise the awareness of gender violence to the university through prevention.

Favorite Quote: The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within strength, courage, dignity. -Ruby Dee

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001 Crowell Building
10 Epworth Lane, East Campus
Box 90920
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  919-681-3559
Fax:  919-681-6885
april.jenkins@duke.edu

April-Autumn has extensive experience in the social services and education field working with youth and young adults implementing social change programs. She has given seminars and lectures at The University of Wisconsin, Texas A&M University, Rice University and the University of Houston to name a few. Over the past 8 years she has educated students, faculty and staff at numerous universities on Title IX, the prevention of and the response to dating and sexual violence on college campuses. She has also provided educational programs to the athletic departments and Greek affiliated organizations on Hook-up Culture, Privilege & Power, and Athletes & Violence on Campus. April-Autumn earned her undergraduate degree from Huston-Tillotson University and her Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. She is a mother of 3 and enjoys running, chocolate and wine.

Lydia

Lydia McInnes (she/her/hers) graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Journalism. In 2021, she received a master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Arizona State University. Building upon previous experience as a feminist researcher and peer educator, Lydia is working to expand Duke University’s existing gender equity programs and design new ones. Absolutely thrilled to be working at the Women’s Center, Lydia is fulfilling her professional dreams of inspiring change by celebrating and educating female-identified students on a campus-wide scale. As Assistant Director for Gender Equity, Lydia hopes to make a safe space on campus for women of all shapes and stripes and to educate students on the importance of gender within a just and equitable society.    

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Jaylynn Ellington (she/her/hers) graduated from North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT) in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a certification in Global Awareness. In 2021, she received a master's degree in Global Health from National Taiwan University (NTU). At NTU, Jaylynn specialized in disaster management and gender considerations; she also co-founded the college of public health's first diversity initiative to promote justice and inclusion within the NTU community.  

In 2022, Jaylynn completed a Fulbright research grant in Barbados. She helped build resilient communities for disenfranchised groups and mitigate violence against women in the Caribbean. Through her research grant, she participated in multilateral partnerships with the Clara Lionel Foundation's Climate Resilience Initiative (CRI), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, and the United Nations' Spotlight initiative. She is interested in examining issues pertaining to gender, education, environmental justice, reduction of the risk of natural disasters, and civil and human rights through law and justice lens.

Jaylynn is overjoyed to bring the insights from her time abroad to the Duke University community, where she supports programming that increases awareness of gender and social justice issues among female-identified graduate and undergraduate students.

001 Crowell Building
10 Epworth Lane, East Campus
Box 90920
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  919-681-6884
Fax:  919-681-6885
tuania.wright@duke.edu

 

Women's Center Interns

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Isabella is the Women's Center's Community Outreach intern. She is a junior from Southwest Florida studying biology, chemistry, and English. Outside of the Women's Center, she is a LEAPS facilitator, Community Empowerment Fund advocate, research assistant, and volunteer doula.  As an intern, she is excited to invite new voices into the Women's Center and continue to learn how to make Duke a more gender-inclusive and equitable environment. In her free time, you can find her playing fetch on East Campus with her dog, Daisy.

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Michelle is currently a sophomore from California, and she is a Gender Equity and Communications intern here at the Women's Center. She intends to major in Biology and minor in Computer Science, with a passion for improving women's health on a global scale. She joined the Women's Center team to amplify gender equity on campus as well as host events to bring the Duke community together.