Bowman Center Staff

Welcome to the Sister Thea Bowman Center for Women Staff Page! 

We have three workstudy positions open for 2012-2013 and we are always looking for volunteers. Email to get involved!


Shannon O’Neill, Ph.D., Director
Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Interests: Nordic Countries, Social Justice and Fair Trade
Favorite food or music or film: Dark fair trade chocolate with sea salt


Teresa Sanacore
Class of 2014
Major: Undeclared Business Major.
Hometown: Kinderhook, NY
Women’s Center Committee: Health and Wellness
Interests: I'm a member of Women of Wisdom and love getting involved on campus.
Future Goals: To work in Public Relations



Molly LeClair
Class of 2017
Major: Undeclared Liberal Arts 
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Interests: going to concerts, traveling, playing soccer, working with children
Women’s Center Committee: Health and Wellness
Future Goals: To help people feel more confident and live life doing what I love
Favorite food, music or film: 



Molly Crane
Class of 2014
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Boston, MA
Interests: music, animals, traveling, and spending time with friends
Women’s Center Committee: Peace and Non-Violence


Evan Francis Peter
Class of: 2014
Major: Economics & Environmental Studies
Hometown: Schodack Landing
Interests: I have a passion in snowboarding, hiking, painting, and living.
Women’s Center Committee: Global Actions
Future Goals: Contributing to making the human race as efficient and sustainable as possible.
Favorite food, music or film: My favorite food is raspberry bbq wings with seasoned french fries, I enjoy all sorts of indie and experimental music and my favorite film would be a tie between Rubber and Pulp Fiction.


Olivia Emigh
Class of 2015
Major: Mathematics with a Computer Science minor
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Interests: French culture, vegetarian cooking, rave music, and social justice
Women’s Center Committee: Peace and Nonviolence
Future Goals: Oval Office.
Dustin Stiffler
Class of 2014
Sociology / Spanish minor
Galway, NY
Nature, cycling, running, skiing, traveling, photography, music, social justice
Global Actions Committee
To be involved with or start an organization that creates positive social change in the world.  To travel and share my experiences with those around me.  My sights aren't currently set on anything specific; I plan on just going with the flow for a while.


Caitlyn Confessore
Class of 2014
English Major with a double minor in Communications and Writing, and Creative Arts
West Hartford, CT
Writing, music, running

Health and Wellness Committee

Lauren Griffith 
Class year: Class of 2015
Major/minor: Environmental Studies/Religious Studies
Interests: making jewelry, reading, playing the ukulele, vegetarian cooking, DIY projects
Future Goals: work in policy and advocacy for environmental justice, visit all of the national parks, take a cross country road trip


Meghan Vreeland
Class of 2016
Major/minor: History/French
Hometown: New Windsor, NY 
Interests: Mumford & Sons, Harry Potter, vintage VW bugs, rusticity; I am a self-proclaimed bibliophile. 
Women's Center Committee: Health & Wellness 
Future Goals: to learn to appreciate the little moments in life that distinguish truly living from just existing. 
Anna R. Spannaus
Class of 2014
Major: Psychology; Minor(s): Sociology, Criminal Justice, Women’s Studies
Hometown: Brewster, NY
Interests: Yoga, Literature, Food, Social Justice
Women’s Center Committee: Special Events
Future Goals: To Travel, Create, & Enjoy
Favorite Film: Goodwill Hunting
Jaime Marchetti
Class of 2017
Biology Major
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Health and Wellness Committee
Dancing, music, writing poetry, food, reading
Tessa Biskup
Class of 2016
Sociology and Spanish Major
Global Action Committee
Hometown: Chicago, Il
Interests: Social Justice, International Concerns, Cross-Cultural Relations, Traveling, Cooking, Baking, and Photography
Future Goals: To be determined...
Delaney Rives
Class of: 2015
Major: BA in Sociology
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Interests: Girl Scouts, Thrift Shopping, Mentoring Program, Playing Soccer
Women’s Center Committee: Peace and Non-Violence Committee
Future Goals: Earn my Masters in Social Work and start a career at an adoption agency or non-profit organization
Favorite film: Iron Jawed Angels 
Sr. Nazarena Figawo OSB
Class of 2014
Major Religious Studies
Hometown Tanzania
Interest Gardening, listerning to music, volunteering to serve people, hiking
Women's Center Committee Community Engagement
Future Goals After study go back to Tanzania  to Teach


Alana G. Strassfield
Class of 2014
Studying Economics with a minor in Political Science
Originally from Cortlandt Manor, New York
Vegetarianism, trying new foods, cheese tasting, running, watching TED talks, traveling, talking to new people, windsurfing, but most importantly - asking questions. 
I am on the Global Action Comittee
Future goals - enjoy life, experience different cultures and advocate for human rights. 


Matt Herrmann
Major: Biology
Hometown: Oceanside, NY
Other Siena Activities: Mentoring Program, SIena for Life Club, Resident Assistant in Ryan Hall
Women's Center Committee: Special Events
Future Goals: Survive past 30
Favorite Film: Cinderella Man


Name: Jessica Bender

Hometown: Wappingers Falls, NY
Major: Psychology with an Italian minor
Interests: Equestrian, working out, cooking, traveling, animals.
  • Mayowa Adelugba
  • Class Year: Junior/2014
  • Major: Economics
  • Hometown: Clifton Park
  • Interests: Photography, Basketball, Music, Going to Concerts, Hanging out with Friends
  • Women's Center Committee: Global Action Committee
  • Future Goals: Do everything I can to make the world a more equitable place for everyone


Anna Youngmann

Major: Undeclared Liberal Arts Hometown: Hoosick Falls, NY

Interests: Reading, baking bread, stargazing, eating long meals with people I love.

Women's Center Committee" Peace and Non-Violence

Future Goals: Move to Mali West Africa and work to empower trafficking victims.

Favorite Film: Penelope, with Christina Ricci