Due to the impact of COVID-19, our Ethnic & Gender campus locations are closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely and available to support you along your Highlander journey. We look forward to being back on campus and supporting you in-person. Please continue to wash your hands, wear a face covering, and maintain physical distance.


Our Staff

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) is operated by a dedicated staff and team of student volunteers committed to furthering the center's mission and serving the campus community. Stop by 260 Costo Hall to meet us or call us at (951) 827-3337 and discover your place at the WRC. 


UCR Women's Resource Center - Denise Davis

Denise Davis
Email: denise.davis@ucr.edu

Denise Davis earned her Master's degree in social and cultural psychology at the London School of Economics while there as a Rotary International Scholar. As an undergraduate, Denise was active in creating her own degree — Social Psychology of Gender and Multiculturalism for Social Change — through the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands. In addition to working in multiple student affairs roles, Denise taught women, gender and sexuality studies courses at the University of Redlands. She is passionate about issues pertaining to student engagement, intersectionality, feminism, the LGBTQ community, gender representation in media, women’s political participation and social justice advocacy.


Mark Dunn
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (951) 827-3337
Email: mark.dunn@ucr.edu

UCR Women's Resource Center - Monique Pierce
Monique Pierce
Program Coordinator 

Monique Pierce, a Columbia College of Missouri alumnus, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. Monique is also the inaugural recipient of Columbia College’s Servant Leadership award for service in her community. Throughout her time in higher education both as a first-gen student and staff, Monique has focused on doing whatever is necessary to make the process of becoming a student more accessible and the experience more real for marginalized students. As a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Norco College, she was a part of the #whatsyourstory campaign launched to give LGBTQ students, staff & faculty a space to share their experiences. Monique has always had a practical approach... to serving those around her. When her Step Father needed a transplant to save his life after a year on the donor waitlist she stepped in to donate. Realizing through the process of how kidney disease and failure disproportionately impact Black Americans she now mentors young women of color making the same selfless decision. As a member of the Host Committee for Persist in 2018, Monique established the Mentor Café to give students access to women in positions of power to provide informal career advice. Monique is excited to now be an official member of the Women’s Resource Center as a program coordinator and continue the impactful work being done in this space.


UCR Women's Resource Center - Katie Estrella

Katie Estrella
Program Coordinator

Katie Estrella earned her Master’s degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership-Student Affairs from San Diego State University. Katie’s passion for working in student affairs began during her time as an undergraduate student at California State University, Fullerton where she started the first Disability Awareness Day. Throughout her career in student affairs, Katie has worked within orientation, career services, multicultural centers, residential life, and academic internships. Katie is passionate about creating welcoming spaces for all students and helping students engage in meaningful experiences that will prepare them for life after college.