Join Us For The Gender And Sexuality Panel

About the Panel

Join us for a robust conversation with employers, alums, and students who are active in the Gender and Sexuality Identity/Affinity Community. We’ll spend the first half of the panel in a moderated question and answer session, then break out into smaller conversations.

Meet the Panelists

Kassel Franco Garibay Dawn Harbatkin
Kassel Franco Garibay (she/her/hers) is a recent graduate with a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and International Relations and a minor in Latin American Studies. Kassel identifies as a queer Mexican woman and is passionate about working with Latin American women and advocating for their rights. Currently, Kassel works as a consultant for the Population Council in two capacities: as the media and communications manager for the Indigenous Adolescent Girls Empowerment Network (IMAGEN) and as a research assistant for a strategic research initiative on sex and gender-based violence. In the future, Kassel hopes to continue her education in Gender Studies by starting her masters in the Fall of 2021.

Dawn Harbatkin, MD is the Director of Addiction Medicine at HealthRIGHT360.  She works primarily at the San Mateo MAT Clinic in San Mateo, California, working closely with San Mateo County programs including the emergency room, residential and outpatient programs and primary care.  Prior to her work at the San Mateo MAT Clinic, Dr. Harbatkin spent 20 years as the Medical Director for Federally Qualified Health Centers in New York and San Francisco with a special interest in LGBT Health.  She board-certified in addiction medicine and internal medicine.  



Rachel Sawyer Alyssa Sileo
My name is Rachel Sawyer (she/her/hers) and I identify as a Queer Black woman. I am a Coordinator of Residential Engagement for Diversity Programming here at Drew University. I oversee Tolley/Brown Hall which is one of the first year Residence Halls. In addition, I am an advisor for different cultural clubs on campus including the Black Student Union, ARIEL (Latinx identified organization) Drew African Student Association, BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of Color) Peer Mentoring, and ABC (African, Black, and Caribbean) House on campus. I am an advisor for the Capture Success Scholars under the Frances B. Sellers Program mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds. In addition, I am a Drew 110 instructor. My passions within higher education are diversity, equity, access, retention, and supporting marginalized/underrepresented communities.

Alyssa Sileo is an honors Theatre Arts Student at Drew University studying playwriting, dramaturgy, and theatre history, and who is most fascinated by the arts’ intersections with social movements. As a part of the Drew Civic Scholars program (also known as Action Scholars), she has dedicated herself to projects for women’s empowerment and local theatres. She serves as a Peer Mentor for the incoming class of Action Scholars and just wrapped up a second year on the Drew Orientation Committee, since first-year students are her biggest inspiration. She is currently dramaturging a developing Drew production in collaboration with the Tectonic Theater Project, and a reading of her play Digital Sapphism will go up in March 2021.


How to Join

This panel will be offered via Zoom. You can access the panel online here. Please also note the following:

  • Meeting ID: 936 6623 2591
  • Passcode: 386684
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