Women’s Center Administrative Assistant Sharon Makosky Romina began working at Ohio University in August of 2002, as the grants project coordinator for the Scripps College of Communication, where her work included the NIH SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) funded FoodMASTER Initiative grant and the American Cancer Society Partnership. In March 2008, about a year after the Women’s Center’s opening, Sharon took the position as administrative assistant.
Sharon earned her bachelor of arts degree in Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship, as well as an associate of arts degree in Business Administration, from Marietta College. Her work experience also includes program director at Washington-Morgan Community Action and administrative positions within admissions and registrar’s offices at Lake Erie College and Marietta College.
Sharon has two daughters and enjoys spending time with them, as well as cooking, traveling and reading. She is also a thimble collector, with a current collection of over 400, and a self-proclaimed “almost” crazy cat lady with four cats: Midnight, Blackberry, Willow and Fat Kitty.
Sharon’s favorite Women’s Center event is the International Women’s Day Festival, because it get’s “bigger and better” every year, and said she enjoys working at the Women’s Center because of the amount of student contact she finds in her job. “I try to be of help to anyone who needs it,” she said. “I am especially happy with the women who work in the center and am pleased to see them grow and pursue their goals.”