Meet Our Team

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Steph Trilling, MSW, LCSW


Steph Trilling (she/her/hers) serves as the Director of the Women’s Center at Wake Forest University. Steph serves on the leadership team for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is the co-chair of the Culture of Respect Initiative, and directs the Women’s Center at Wake Forest University. A licensed clinical social worker, she brings a love for working with people and a systems advocacy approach to creating a culture where every single person is welcomed, celebrated, and valued. She is a student of intersectional feminism and wholeheartedly believes that we all have room to grow on the way to being the best version of ourselves.

Hometown: Boston, MA

Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst (BA) – History, Education; Salem State University (MSW) – Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families

Hobbies: Drinking way too much coffee, hiking all over NC, being a Hufflpuff, and volunteering at North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center

“We must recognize and nurture the creative parts of each other without always understanding what will be created.” –  Audre Lorde


Erin Adamson, MA
Assistant Director

Erin Adamson (she/her/hers) serves as the Assistant Director of the Women’s Center at Wake Forest University. Erin oversees the day to day operation of the women’s center, including supervising student workers, liaising with the LEAVES student peers, and planning programs around gender equity. Before Wake, she was facilitating dialogues and programming around social issues through a historical lens at the Levine Museum of the New South. She is passionate about using an intersectional feminist lens to promote gender equity on campus. 

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Education: Spelman College (BA) – Spanish; North Carolina State University (MA) – English-Linguistics

Hobbies: Re-watching Gilmore Girls, exploring escape rooms, and pretending to be an exercise person 

“The bridge I must be is the bridge to my own power” – Donna Kate Rushin, This Bridge Called My Back 

Student Staff

Julia Caravello

Communications Coordinator

Julia Caravello (she/her/hers) works as the communications coordinator of the women’s center, including running social media accounts and creating the weekly newsletter. On campus, she is involved in Delta Zeta sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and Momentum Hip Hop crew. She is passionate about gender issues and creating equality on campus.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Education: Wake Forest University, School of Business

Hobbies: Watching Rick and Morty, dancing, spending time with friends

“If you’re not the nicest, most hard-working girl in the industry, there’s gonna be someone prettier, nicer, and more hard-working.” -Gigi Hadid


Taryn Douglas

Operations Coordinator

Taryn Douglas (she/her/hers)  is the Women’s Center operations coordinator. She helps organize and run our bi-weekly g-chats, conversations about gender and various gender issues, and she hopes to start facilitating our monthly Call to Conversations. Taryn is also a member of the women’s center LEAVES program, a peer education group that seeks to promote gender equity on campus through leadership. 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: Wake Forest, Class of 2023

Hobbies: Painting my nails, watching Youtube, reading, and shopping for unnecessary things

 “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” –Mahatma Gandhi

Mare Salinas

Program Coordinator

Mare (she/her/hers)  is one of our program coordinators within the Women’s center. She is currently pursuing a degree in Business and Enterprise Management with minors in Sociology and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies. This is her second year at the Women’s Center, and she is passionate about equality and sharing intersectional feminism on campus. 

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Education: Wake Forest, pursuing B.S. in Business and Enterprise Management 

Hobbies: Yoga, taking care of my plants, and enjoy baking in my free time

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”- Scott Fitzgerald


Kiah Stith

Communications  Coordinator

Kiah  (she/her/hers) works in the communications department of the Women’s Center, which includes monitoring and overseeing social media accounts and spearheading outreach. As a third-year student, she is currently pursuing a degree in English with a minor in Global Trade and Commerce. She is passionate about engaging students in conversations concerning gender issues and promoting equity on campus. 

Hometown: Durham, NC

Education: Wake Forest University, B.A. in English 

Hobbies: Hammocking with friends, binge watching Bon Appétit test kitchen YouTube videos and attempting to make those dishes. 

If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” -Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon