Are you passionate about equal pay for equal work or ending sexual assault? If your favorite f-word “feminism”? The UFCD Women’s Caucus was created to advocate for women of all backgrounds, identities, and intersections through issue-based activism. The women’s caucus works to promote intersectional feminism on campus and within the larger Gainesville community through volunteering as escorts for Bread & Roses Women’s Health and Abortion Clinic and tabling with Planned Parenthood.

2017-2018 Caucus Chairs

Jessie Cyr


Jessie Cyr is one of the two Women’s Caucus Chairs for UFCD and Service Director for the Women’s Student Association. She is a second year Biology major with a minor in Astronomy and plans to work as an exotic animal veterinarian and astrobiology researcher. Passionate for women’s rights, social and political justice, and scientific outreach, she found a home in UFCD. She can usually be found running frantically between labs, yelling about something in Turlington, or taking pictures of her cat, Tyndall.

Madeline Bowman


Madeline is a second-year History major. As a proud feminist, she is passionate about women’s issues because she believes in equality and representing the interests of the diverse array of women in the United States. She believes that the Democratic Party is the most inclusive and advocates for women of all races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.