Women’s Studies has three full-time staff members who manage the administrative functions of the Department and Program.

IMG_7312 Robert Burgard,
Robert Burgard is the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Women’s Studies. He worked as the graduate assistant for the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and the Department of English while completing his degree. He has experience working in both university and high school settings with a diverse range of students.

JV Sapinoso JV Sapinoso,
JV Sapinoso, PhD is Assistant Director and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Women’s Studies. Previously he served as Assistant Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program at UMD. He has extensive experience in university settings, with almost 10 years of experience serving as an academic advisor and administrative staff for programs and departments at a large, research I university, as well as over 15 years of teaching experience at state universities with diverse student populations.

Catalina Toala Catalina Toala,
Catalina Toala is the Business Manager in the Department of Women’s Studies. She has been with the University of Maryland for 20 years, spending the last 17 as the Director of Finance, Budget, and Human Resources in the Department of History. She comes to us with deep and wide knowledge of the University operations and an extraordinary reputation across campus. Originally from Bogota, Catalina is both international and a native Spanish speaker.