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Women’s Community Center appoints Marta Hanson as new Associate Director


Marta Hanson ’11 has been appointed as the new Associate Director at the Women’s Community Center (WCC), Faith Kazmi, director of the WCC and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, announced on Wednesday.

Hanson, who received her degree in American Studies and Feminist Studies, most recently was the deputy finance director for the 2014 re-election campaign of California Attorney General Kamala Harris. She previously worked for NARAL Pro-Choice America, a reproductive rights policy and advocacy organization in their Washington, DC, and San Francisco offices.

Hanson is the curriculum co-chair on the board of the San Francisco chapter of New Leaders Council, and chairs the board of the Stanford Alumni Women’s Impact Network.

As a student, she represented Stanford at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York.

The goal of the WCC, which traces its beginning to the 1970s at Stanford, is to provide “innovative opportunities for scholarship, leadership, and activism” according to the website. The WCC is a University department under the Division of Student Affairs.

The programs that the WCC regularly sponsors include Women in STEM, Women at Work, Stanford’s Women’s Leadership Conference and Herstory Month. A list of events is available at the website:

The WCC is located at First Floor, Old Fire Truck House, 433 Santa Teresa Street behind Tresidder Memorial Union.

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