Staff Info


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Betsy Danforth


Betsy has been the director of the MSU Women's Center for twenty-three years.   She has a degree in Women's Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, and has been a Bozeman resident for thirty years.  Hiking, yoga, reading, writing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with good friends, her partner, and kitty are a few of her favorite activities.


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Abbie Bandstra


Abbie is a fifth generation Montanan, born and raised in Livingston. She has a B.A. from Montana State University in English teaching and is currently a graduate student in the Native American Studies Department.  Leisure activities include most all things active, friends, mountains, and spending time with her dogs Walter and Bjornn.


Frances Ambrose

Frances Ambrose


Frances moved to Bozeman from Nashville, TN. She is a Junior majoring in Conservation Ecology with a minor in Entomology. Frances enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, beekeeping, running, and spending time with friends and family. After graduation, Frances plans to attend graduate school and eventually attain a research position in her field of study.



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Greta Robison


Greta Robison graduated from MSU with a Geography/GIS degree, a Liberal Studies degree, honors, and a minor in Native American Studies. She is passionate about spatial thought, education, decolonization theory, and the STEM fields. Born and raised in and around Bozeman, Greta has a love for Montana and the Gallatin Valley, as well as a strong curiosity for what lies outside of it. When she isn't studying, she enjoys traveling, cooking, playing her harp, being outside, and spending time with animals and children.



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Lolo Thornton


Lolo was born in Texas, and moved to Bozeman two years ago from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She is pursuing a double major in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. Lolo loves to travel, read, fly fish, hike, and garden. With a special interest in women's health and education, Lolo hopes to work for an NGO abroad after she graduates from MSU.