Connect with the WSS Staff

Women*s Student Services has a new location!

Visit us in office suite 14 in the basement of the Student Services Building!

Office Hours

  • Mondays - 9AM-5PM
  • Tuesdays - 9AM-5PM
  • Wednesdays - 9AM-5PM
  • Thursdays - 9AM-5PM
  • Fridays - 9AM-5PM (closed from 11:30AM-1PM for staff meeting)




Mailing Address

Women*s Student Services
Room 014, Student Services Building
556 E. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824 

Dr. Heather Shea (she/her/hers)

Director of Women*s Student Services

Heather came to MSU with a deep commitment to gender equity initiatives for students on college and university campuses, having recently worked as the Director of a Women’s Center in Idaho. She is committed to antiracist, intersectional feminism and working alongside college students who want to make the world a better place. She is a transplant to the midwest: she grew up in the western U.S., completed her undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees at Colorado State University. Heather completed her PhD at MSU in higher education administration. Her dissertation was a feminist narrative analysis of former college students’ engagement in a feminist play called The Vagina Monologues. In addition to working in Women*s Student Services, each summer she leads an undergraduate education abroad program called Learning, Culture, and Technology in Europe. Outside of campus, Heather loves to camp, hike, run, and garden. She is an avid reader and loves to travel to National Parks. 

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Gabby Wahla (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Women*s Student Services

Gabby Wahla came to MSU W*SS to work toward her passions of gender equity, social justice, and student programs and events. Gabby is a Spartan double-grad, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Residential College in the Arts & Humanities in 2017, and then a Master of Arts from the Student Affairs Administration program in 2021. Gabby’s love for higher education began in her role as an MSU College Adviser in Galesburg, Michigan, where she worked with students on educational equity. Gabby then went on to be the Graduate Assistant for Women*s Student Services during her Master’s program, and now joins W*SS as the Assistant Director. In her free time, Gabby enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, traveling, and drinking tea.


Makenzie Morales (they/she)

Women*s Student Services Graduate Assistant

Makenzie Morales (they/she) is a first-year graduate student in the Student Affairs Administration Master’s program. Makenzie grew up in MetroDetroit and went to Central Michigan University for their undergraduate degree, where they studied International Relations and Spanish. After graduating from Central Michigan University in 2020, they worked at an elementary school with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade special education students in Mount Clemens Community School District. Makenzie’s willingness to work towards a more equitable education system brought them to Michigan State University. During Makenzie’s time at Central Michigan University, they volunteered with various shelters in the Mount Pleasant area, served as the President of an intersectional feminist organization, assisted other social justice-oriented organizations, and organized numerous events for student and the community to enjoy. Makenzie’s dedication to fighting for gender equity has led them to Women*s Student Services, and they can not wait to form new connections and start new projects at MSU!

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Ashleigh Lowe (she/they)

Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Programs & Events Intern

Ashleigh Lowe (she/they) is a junior majoring in Arts and Humanities. Their passion for gender equity and social justice brought her to Women*s Student Services, where they hope to help create social change on Michigan State’s campus. Ashleigh is excited to create fun and informative programming for students at MSU this year. Ashleigh is joining us for their third academic year here in Women*s Student Services! 

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Bella Lopez (she/they)

Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Social Media & Graphic Design Intern

Bella Lopez (she/they) is a second-year student studying English and Art History for their undergraduate degree. Bella has a passion for art, literature, and social activism. After attending FemFest in 2021, Bella knew she wanted to help W*SS in any way possible. They are studying to be an Archivist, and she hopes to create more art in the future! 

Jada James (she/her/hers)

Women*s Student Services Social Work Intern

Jada James (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year student in the Social Work Bachelor's program at Michigan State University. Jada's passion for mental health, social justice, and gender studies brought her to the Social Work program; and Women*s Student Services. Jada plans to go on to receive her Master's in Social Work and become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 

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Jordyn Bradley (she/her/hers)

Women*s Student Services Social Media & Graphic Design Intern

Jordyn Bradley (she/her/hers) is a third-year undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering. Jordyn's motivation to work towards a more gender inclusive campus and social awareness has led her to W*SS. In addition to working with W*SS, Jordyn serves as a Peer Educator with the Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department as well as the Social Media Chair Women in STEM.

Joslyn Miller (she/her/hers)

Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Programs & Events Intern

Joslyn Miller (she/her/hers) is a Senior studying Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Social Science with a focus in Community Governance and Advocacy and minors in Leadership of Organizations and Philosophy and Law. On campus, Joslyn is the Vice President of Women*s Council, the Membership Outreach Chair for Empowering Women in Law, an Enrichment Chair for the Prison Reform Advocacy Group, and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She is passionate about women*s issues, immigration, criminal justice reform, and educational equity and hopes to work in community organizing after graduation. Joslyn was an intern in our office during Spring 2021, and is joining us again for Fall 2022!

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Maddie Leaver (she/her/hers)

Women*s Student Services Program & Events Intern

Maddie Leaver (she/her/hers) is a senior at MSU studying Women & Gender Studies alongside Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy. Maddie's passion for gender equality and belief in the power of genuine connections with inspired her to apply for a position at W*SS. Maddie is ecstatic to work with alongside the wonderful W*SS team, create events surrounding gender equality on campus, and connect with people who share her beliefs before graduating in December.

Millie Nevelos (she/her/hers)

Women*s Student Services Program & Events Intern

Millie Nevelos (she/her/hers) is a third year student studying International Relations and Comparative Cultures and Politics with a minor in history. Millie also works as a tour guide which is what first brought her to Women*s Student Services and through learning more about the office, she applied for the intern position as it aligned with her passions for social equity. Millie is also the chief diversity officer for the International Students Association and the secretary of Friendshop on campus and also works as a research assistant for a living archive team.

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Noihrita Masud (she/her/hers)

Women*s Student Services Community Engagement Intern

Noihrita Masud (she/her/hers) is currently a senior studying Human Biology and Comparative Cultures & Politics at Michigan State University. Noihrita's passion for creating an inclusive and safe community that incorporates natural dialogue for intersectional feminism among various gender, racial, cultural, and social identities brought her to W*SS. She is currently involved with Women*s Council, ASMSU, and MSA and hopes to become an impactful physician-scientist one day!

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