Founder & Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Megan Andelloux is the founder and director of The CSPH. She is a nationally certified sexuality educator through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and a board certified sexologist through The American College of Sexologists.
Ms. Andelloux worked for nine years as a youth-focused sexuality educator in NY, RI, CT, and NJ before bringing her love for teaching at a locally run feminist sex-shop in Providence, RI. It was there that she began to notice adults did not have a space to ask questions and learn about sexuality. She also noticed adults hold many of the same questions teens do when it comes to sexual issues. The challenge was set before her: create a space for adults to safely learn medically accurate, sex-positive information in a comforting environment. Thus The CSPH was born.
She is a a sought-after sexuality consultant for local and national media, and is a contributing author in the books “We Got Issues” A Feminist Response to Cultural Attitudes On Feminism and the Sex and Society. Ms. Andelloux was named ” Vagina Warrior of the Year” from the Vagina Monologues for her work regarding sexual communication and fear reduction. She has been labeled by the Rhode Island press as “The Princess of Pleasure” and more recently, “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen” as she is on a mission to promote sexual health, wellness, and communication.
Ms. Andelloux lectures internationally at colleges, universities, medical schools, and sexuality institutions on issues surrounding sexual pleasure, sexual health, politics, and erotic justice. To date, she has taught at over three dozen higher educational institutions, including medical schools and Ivy league universities such as Brown, Yale, and Harvard.
She is listed on Wikipedia as an American Feminist, Writer and Sex Educator and on the Erotic Heritage Museum’s Hall of Heros, which showcases icons of sexual revolution. She has worked full-time in the field of Sexual Education for more than 14 years. For more information, visit www.ohmegan.com.
Aida E. Manduley
Programming & Development Coordinator (email@example.com)
Aida Esther Manduley graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender &Sexuality Studies, a passion for social change, and a year-long CSPH internship under her belt. An organizational powerhouse during her time at Brown, upon graduation she came on staff wielding spreadsheets and ideas to make the Center grow sustainably. Not one to stop multitasking upon graduation, outside of The CSPH Aida has many other responsibilities, which include working at a local domestic violence agency, co-chairing the board of an immigrant rights non-profit, and volunteering as an advocate with a crisis helpline. Through her various endeavors, she hopes to challenge those around her, equip people with tools for self-empowerment, and promote a wider spectrum of fulfilling sexuality. She is also deeply committed to exploring issues such as class, language, and ethnicity to better provide accessible educational resources that are not only accurate, but also fun and relevant to various communities. You can find her personal blog by clicking on this link.
Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Talia Daglieri graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. In January 2010, she became an intern at the CSPH because she wanted to help with community outreach and sex awareness. After several months of researching and creating pamphlets on various sexual issues and topics, she became a part of the CSPH staff as the Administrative Assistant. Talia loved her experience as an intern, especially the opportunities to learn about new areas of sexuality and to meet some of the amazing people in the field, and has loved every minute of helping the Center flourish and spreading sex knowledge/positivity as a staff member. Talia will be attending graduate school in the fall of 2013 to acquire her MSW, which she will utilize to assist adolescent and elderly gender and sexuality minority groups. She also hopes to become AASECT certified and become a sex therapist in the distant future.
Sexual Health Rankings Project Manager (email@example.com)
Alicia Gauvin graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. While at Clark, her passion for sexuality came to fruition and she tailored her program to have a focus on Gender and Sexuality. This included a year-long internship at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health during her senior year where she held the Social Media, Web Development, and Content Creation positions, with one of her bigger projects being curating the Antique Vibrator collection. Continuing her web development experience, Alicia is now the Project Coordinator and one of the CSPH liaisons for Sexual Health Rankings™. She currently resides in Manhattan but travels to RI regularly. She is hoping to attend graduate school for history, focusing on historical sexology.
Special Projects and Development Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yvonne Yu came to Providence for college after growing up overseas in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Prior to joining the CSPH, she worked at the Rhode Island Commission For Human Rights, facilitating investigations of lawsuits on the basis of discrimination. Deeply invested in examining intersections between race, gender, and sexuality, she is currently finishing her Anthropology degree at Brown University, debating nationally as part of the American Parliamentary Debate Society, and actively scouring the Internet 24/7 for anything creepy or hilarious. Upon her ‘graduation’ from two consecutive CSPH Social Media internships, she realized she couldn’t bear to leave the CSPH team – and now enters the CSPH staff as a passionate and dedicated advocate for active discourse around healthy sexuality.
Gypsy Starr Vidal
Staff Writer (email@example.com)
Gypsy Starr Vidal is a graduate from Brown University and is currently employed as a Legal Assistant with Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston, MA. Gypsy is strongly passionate about the goals and work of The CSPH, and is excited for the opportunity to continue striving to promote sexual health and pleasure through her Q&As. Gypsy also serves on the Massachusetts Commission for LGBT Youth. In her spare time, Gypsy enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature, thinking about critical queer, feminist, and race theory, and (re)blogging on Tumblr. She just started studying for the GRE, so wish her luck!