MemberCarla Zecher

As executive director of the Renaissance Society of America, I provide leadership for an international scholarly society with 4,000 members. I work with the RSA’s board of directors and represent the RSA to the American Council of Learned Societies, foundations, and the broader educational community. The RSA publishes Renaissance Quarterly, the leading US-based journal in Renaissance studies (1300-1700); holds a major annual conference in North America or Europe; and sponsors fellowships and mentoring programs. I coordinate all of the society’s operations: personnel, governance, finance, development, communications, programs, and publications.

MemberSarah Tucker Jenkins

Sarah earned her bachelors in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in North Carolina, she was also a research assistant for the book, Transforming Scholarship: Why Women’s and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World by Drs. Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl Radeloff. She earned her masters in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. While at FAU, Sarah taught Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies and volunteered with the LGBTQA Resource Center. She also founded the student organization, The F-Word: FAU Feminists. Her master’s thesis is titled “Hegemonic ‘Realness’? An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Sarah also earned an M.Ed. in Critical Studies in Educational Foundations at Ohio University, where she served as the Women’s Center Program Coordinator for three years. She is currently serving as the Young Women Leaders Program Mentoring Coordinator at the University of Virginia.