The Women’s Center directly serves all students at NC State while also serving as a resource, connection, and partner for faculty and staff at the institution. We take an intersectional approach to serving the campus community. Our practices are social constructivist in nature and rooted in social justice education and trauma informed care.
Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote, Director
Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote currently serves as the Director of the Women’s Center. She has been on campus at NC State for over 12 years, serving first as Assistant then Associate Director for University Housing prior to beginning her role with the Women\’s Center in July 2016. Originally from New York, Lisa received her BA in History with Minors in Women’s Studies and Political Science and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University in Long Island. Before moving to North Carolina, Lisa worked for the Office of Residence Life at Syracuse University. Gender Equity, Cultural Competence and Interpersonal Violence prevention and support have been focal points and passion areas for Lisa throughout her career.
Sara Forcella, Rape Prevention Education Coordinator
Sara works to advise The Movement Peer Educators student organization and work collaboratively with community stakeholders to raise awareness about issues of IPV and sexual violence on campus and within the community.