Laura Booher, Graduate Assistant
Laura is in her second year of the MACIE (Masters of Arts in Cross Cultural and International Education) Program at BGSU. She received her undergraduate degree in English with a Gender Studies concentration from Davidson College in North Carolina. After teaching English in Turkmenistan as a Peace Corps Volunteer, she recruited for the Peace Corps to encourage others to go on the same life-changing adventure. For the last four years, she has been teaching English as a Second Language in Dallas, Texas at an IB Middle School. She is thrilled to be a part of the Women’s Center to further develop and share her passion for women’s studies. Laura enjoys travelling, volunteering, music, reading, and spending time with her husband, dog, and cat.
Jean Marie Greene, Office Manager
Jean Marie is thrilled to be a part of the Women’s Center. Jean Marie is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree. Jean Marie hopes to one day become an architect that specializes in the design of self-sustainable homes and buildings. She believes that growing environmental issues have negative effects on the poor, particularly women and children. Aside from being very interested in architecture and design, Jean Marie loves spending time with her family, hiking, reading, cooking, gardening, and traveling. She is inspired by William Hutchinson Murray when he summarized, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Jayme Jones, Practicum Student
Jayme Jones is in her second and final year in the College Student Personnel program at BGSU, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University, Chico. While at Chico, Jayme worked as a paraprofessional advisor for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and also as a Resident Advisor. She currently serves as an academic advisor in the College of Health and Human Services, working primarily with students who are current or potential Criminal Justice majors. Jayme's practicum at the Women's Center focuses on researching best practices in academic advising for college students who are pregnant or parenting. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs.
Mary Krueger, Director
As a 2-time graduate of Bowling Green State University (B.S., M.Ed.) Mary sees being the Founding Director of the BGSU Women's Center as a sort of homecoming. She also holds a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been teaching, training, researching, and studying sexuality and gender issues for almost 20 years. She describes herself as a teacher, a feminist, a sexologist, and a mother (not necessarily in that order), and once had a dream in which she heard herself say "The things I believe in are: justice, passion, the power of the written and spoken word, music, God, ice cream and love.
Ellen Lassuter Collier, Doctoral Intern
Ellen is a second year doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration program. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in History from Northeastern University in 2007. Her previous professional experience is working with student leadership development, crisis management, and service learning for her national sorority, Delta Zeta. Ellen currently serves as the Assistant to the Chair of the Higher Education Administration doctoral program. Her research interests are in the areas of student parents, women’s equality, leadership development, and accelerated bachelors/masters programs. She is involved with the Graduate Student Senate, the Inclusion Network, the Women’s Center, the Homecoming Committee, and the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Students group. Ellen also serves in a volunteer capacity as the advisor to the Delta Zeta chapter at BGSU.
Haley Seeley, Practicum Student
Haley Seeley is a first year graduate student at BGSU in the College Student Personnel program . She is a recent graduate from Eastern Michigan University, where she double majored in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science. While at Eastern Michigan, Haley worked very closely with the Greek community as president of the Panhellenic community, as well as a volunteer at the campus’ Women’s Resource Center and LGBT Student Center. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Haley’s main internship at BG is in the Office of Campus Activities in Fraternity & Sorority Life working with the Multicultural Greek Council and the Order of Omega Honorary Leadership Organization. She is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and is currently a Greek House Director for Bowling Green’s Alpha Phi chapter. Haley loves watching college basketball, kayaking in the summer, and reading any book she can get her hands on!