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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.



Nina Denny


Nina moved from Northern California to Bozeman for the 2015-16 school year, then spent a year traveling and working as a ski instructor, chef, and gardener. She is back, and is studying Bio-Resource Engineering with a Minor in Water Resources. She and her sister started a club at MSU called Crafting Your Community, designed to bring crafty students together and donate their creations to the community. During her free time, Nina enjoys being in the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and working with animals at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.


Andrea Lawrence


Andrea moved from Missoula to Bozeman three years ago. She is a junior majoring in Applied Psychology and a minor in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Andrea volunteers through Thrive as a CAP mentor to a local student and spends her free time nordic skiing, coloring, fighting the patriarchy, and hiking with her dog Mana. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and eventually work as a Counselor for High School students.



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Michelle Lopez


Michelle Lopez is a first-generation American born and raised in Southern California. She is studying Soiciology with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and hopes to persue a Masters in Social Work after graduating from MSU. In her free time, Michelle enjoys hiking, climbing, smashing the patriarchy, and spending time with her cat Perseus. She is also leader of the feminist club on campus, The F-Word.