Women's Center for Gender Justice

Women's Center for Gender Justice

Our Mission

The Women’s Center for Gender Justice seeks to advance knowledge of gender equity and women’s issues through educational programming, counseling and activism. We collaborate with clubs and organizations at John Jay and throughout the New York City area to promote gender equity, LGBTQ rights, anti-violence education, and reproductive justice. The Women’s Center for Gender Justice is a safe space for all students and their allies, and supportive of student diversity. 

Meet Our Professional Staff (Click on tab)

 Jessica Robles-Morales is the Program Manager and a fierce advocate for reproductive justice. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Hofstra University and a Master of Arts in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jessica currently volunteers with National Organization for Women to ensure the creation of intersectional policies, programs, and practices. She is a NYC native and a chocolate enthusiast, who enjoys event planning, hanging out at the beach, traveling and trying new ways to exercise. Interesting Fact: Jessica was a founding member of the Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts. 

Jessica Greenfield is the Women’s Center Counselor and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Advocate. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in gender-based violence, sexual health, and LGBTQI issues. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Science from the Columbia University School of Social Work. At John Jay, she provides advocacy and personal counseling to students, and conducts trainings on Title IX and other topics related to gender justice. Jessica is also a registered yoga teacher and teaches a weekly yoga class for students, faculty, and staff. She has been a passionate advocate for gender justice for as long as she can remember. Interesting Fact: Jessica has a three-legged cat, who is also a feminist.

Elizabeth Yukins is the director of the Women's Center for Gender Justice and a professor in the English Department. She received her MA and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in twentieth-century American literature, with particular interests in critical race theory, gender studies, and law and literature. Interesting facts: The most she ever learned was during her time spent as a construction worker in San Francisco, and her favorite ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry's "Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz.