Our Team


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JESSICA JENNRICH, PH.D., DIRECTOR and SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT SPECIALIST 

Jessica Jennrich (she/her/hers) works at Grand Valley State University as the Director of the Center for Women and Gender Equity and as an adjunct faculty member in Education.  She is currently involved in a number of higher education and feminist organizations and is a reviewer for The Diversity and Higher Education Journal.  Jessica is a former grant partner and guest writer for the American Association for University Women policy magazine.  Jessica’s writing has been published in the Journal Progressive Policy and Practice, The National Women's Studies Journal, the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Paradigm Magazine, Demeter Press, Contemporary Philosophical Proposals for the University, and College Women’s and Gender Equity Gender Equity Centers”. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree at Bowling Green State University in English, her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in Women’s and Gender Studies, and her doctorate at the University of Missouri in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. 

Full-Time Position: Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: jennricj@gvsu.edu

To meet with Jessica, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 


Sharalle Arnold, M.Ed.

SHARALLE ARNOLD, M.ED, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Sharalle Arnold (she/her/hers) received her B.A. from California State University, Chico in Liberal Studies and her M.Ed. from Washington State University. She is a California native, who has been in Michigan for several years working and raising her family. Prior to joining the Center for Women & Gender Equity, Sharalle served in a leadership capacity at the GVSU Children’s Enrichment Center for more than 10 years. On campus, Sharalle has served as the chair for the Women's Commission, acts as an Inclusion Advocate, is a member of Positive Black Women and is a NIARA mentor.  Her research and personal passion center the experiences of African American/Black females in leadership at PWIs along with food insecurity on campus and pregnant/parenting college student success.

Full-Time Position: Associate Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: arnoldsh@gvsu.edu 

To meet with Sharalle, click here to make an appointment. Once you arrive at the EAB site, you will select Student Support, Inclusion & Social Justice and ask to meet with staff member Sharalle Moore. Call the Center if you need help navigating the site.


Krystal Diel, LLMSW

KRYSTAL DIEL, LMSW-Clinical, VICTIM ADVOCATE

Krystal (she/her/hers) received her Bachelor of Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Master of Social Work at Grand Valley State University. Her role as the Victim Advocate is to support victim/survivors of gender-based violence and connect them to the resources that they may need. She has been a volunteer advocate at the YWCA West Central Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI and Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates in Mount Pleasant, MI and has clinical experience working with children who have experienced sexual abuse. 

Full-Time Position: Victim Advocate
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: dielkrys@gvsu.edu

To meet with Krystal, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 


Jessica R. Campbell, MSW

JESSICA R. CAMPBELL (JC), LMSW, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Jessica Campbell (she/her/hers) is the Independent Living Skills Coach for CWGE’s new Fostering Laker Success Program. She works with youth who have experienced foster care that currently attend Grand Valley State University. She received her bachelors in Nonprofit Management and Public Administration from Grand Valley. She completed her Master in Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is a part of several NASPA knowledge communities and serves as a Niara mentor.

Full-Time Position: Program Coordinator
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: campbej1@gvsu.edu

To meet with Jessica, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment.

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Leah Short, LLMSW Prevention and Education Coordinator

Leah Short (she/her)  is the Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator who oversees campus programming and events on gender-based violence. Leah has a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and has been working to end gender-based violence for over a decade as a crisis intervention specialist, therapist, caseworker, and educator. Leah uses a trauma-informed approach and centers survivors when building programs, educational tools, and facilitating conversations on gender-based violence. Leah’s professional and personal passions are elevating survivor voices and creating spaces for survivor expression and healing.

Full-Time Position: Prevention & Education Coordinator, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: shortle@gvsu.edu

To meet with Leah, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 


Darrhonda Scott-Jones

DARRHONDA SCOTT-JONES, OFFICE COORDINATOR

Darrhonda received her B.S. in Business Administration from Ferris State University and has worked in the Center for Women and Gender Equity since 2004. In her role as the Administrative Assistant, she oversees all the daily functions of the Center for Women and Gender Equity and supervises the student staff. She also serves as the assistant to the director of the Center for Women and Gender Equity and works closely with the Associate Director on Replenish. One of the things that Darrhonda loves most about her job is working with such an amazing staff and experiencing the compassion that they have for the work they all do for the students.

Full-Time Position: Administrative Assistant
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: scottdar@gvsu.edu

To meet with Darrhonda, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment.


CWGE Graduate Assistants

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Kyle Holcomb

Kyle Holcomb, (he/him they/them) recently received their undergraduate degree in Classics with a minor in History from Grand Valley State University in 2020. Born and raised in West Michigan, Kyle is excited to be currently pursuing their Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs Leadership at their alma mater. Before joining the Center for Women and Gender Equity Kyle was a Resident Assistant on south campus and still currently holds a seat on GVSU’s Student Senate. These prior experiences are where their passion for higher education leadership began. Outside of school and work Kyle loves gardening and all things nerdy from NPR to dungeons and dragons!    
 


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Alexis Joseph

Hello I'm Alexis (she/hers). I started as the Fostering Laker Success graduate assistant in May 2020. I am in my second, and final, year of graduate school at GVSU in the School Counseling (M.Ed) program. For the past four years I've been working as a student advocate, homeless liaison, foster care liaison, and crisis interventionist with kindergarten through 12th grade students. I am excited to work with students and mentors in higher education this year! If you have questions or need support please don't hesitate to reach out at flsgraduate@gvsu.edu. I will be an FLS support coach until the end of the 20-21 school year.

 


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Ngozi M. Okelue

Ngozi Okelue (pron. N-go-ze O-k-louie) (he/him) earned an Associate degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Lagos State University and a Bachelor degree in Political science and Educational Management from Ekiti State University, both in Nigeria.  In 2009, Ngozi came to the U.S. for a Master degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, followed by a second Master degree in Diplomacy and International  Relations  from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, which included an internship with the United Nations Women in Kigali, Rwanda where he facilitated empowerment programs for women.  His long-term goal is to establish a trauma center in Nigeria to help woman and girls who have been assaulted and abused by those closest to them.  Ngozi has been working in the Prison system and he is currently the Compliance Administrator at Northlake Correctional Facility.

MSW Intern

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Amber Petisce

My name is Amber Petisce (she/her) and I am interning as a support coach for Fostering Laker Success. My undergrad is in both Psychology and Criminal Justice here at Grand Valley. I will be going into my second year of grad school in the fall working towards my Masters in Social Work. My name is Amber Petisce and I am interning as a support coach for Fostering Laker Success. My undergrad is in both Psychology and Criminal Justice here at Grand Valley. I will be going into my second year of grad school in the fall working towards my Masters in Social Work.