Director of Diversity Initiatives
Phone: 717 245 1931
Office: Diversity Initiatives, Landis House
Paula grew up in Wareham, Massachusetts the youngest of two. She attended Emory University (Atlanta, GA) earning a BA in psychology. Later she began a graduate program at Penn State Harrisburg, in their Community Psychology & Social Change program. She has been with the College since the fall of 2006.
Her professional interests include working with students on identityexploration particularly around race and gender, allywork with LGBTQ communities, and leadership development in the context of diversity social justice work.
Outside of work she enjoys reading (favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho), dance, watching reality television, and most importantly spending time with her husband, Norm (also a Dickinson employee), step son Jayson, son Caleb, and dog-a boxer named Kobi.
Program & Administrative Assistant
Phone: 717 245 1931
Office: Diversity Initiaitives, Landis House
Sara Klemann is the Landis House Program Assistant, and is a joint staff member of the Office of LGBTQ Services, the Women's Center, and the Office of Diversity Initiatives. Sara holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Rollins College and an M.A. in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College, where her work focused primarily on examining the intersection of masculinity, sexuality and race from a post-colonial perspective.
Before coming to Dickinson, Sara spent time working in both the non-profit sector and higher education as avenues for exploring social justice work. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, she worked for the Center for New Words (now Women, Action & the Media), a non-profit dedicated to promoting gender equity and diversity in media based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In higher education, she has worked with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at her undergraduate alma mater, Rollins College, doing programming and advising work with student organizations.
Sara has also earned a living as a tutor and writing consultant, in inventory processing/customer service with Borders bookstores, teaching college prep courses with high school students, and at the Dickinson College Children's Center providing care for the children of many faculty, staff, and Carlisle community members.
Office: Office of Diversity Initiatives, Landis House
Alex is entering her third year with the office. She is a senior with a dual major in Women's & Gender Studies and Russian.