Roman Christiaens serves as the Assistant Director for Learning and Development at University of Michigan. Their responsibilities focus on Support Services and Education and Training. Roman's previous work in higher education has included first generation student support, orientation and transition programs, campus involvement and community engagement. Roman obtained their Bachelor’s of English with a focus on Creative Writing from Seattle University and a Master of Education from the University of Vermont with a focus in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration.
Mark Chung Kwan Fan currently serves as the Assistant Director for Engagement at the Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan. His main responsibilities focus on Events and Partnerships, External/Community Relations, Leadership Development, and the Center's Communications work. Mark's portfolio revolves around working with queer/trans students of color as well as queer/trans international students. With a student-centered approach, he centers his work with a racial and gender justice foci.
Liz serves as the Education & Training Program Manager. Her responsibilities include facilitating Allyhood Development Trainings and consulting with campus partners about inclusive practices. Liz is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work where she studied Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. Liz earned a Bachelor’s of Arts with a focus on Sociology and Government and a Bachelor's of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kaden serves as the Office Coordinator at the Spectrum Center where he oversees the volunteer program, weekly newsletter, handles all administrative needs for the Center, and provides support to SC staff. Kaden is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality.
Henry Mochida directs the strategic communications, public relations, and marketing for The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), Spectrum Center (SC), and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA). He manages the development and implementation of strategic communications plans, oversees the production of visual media, writes and edits editorial content, administers the website and newsletters, leads social media best practices, and guides internal procedures.
Lorant serves as the Program Specialist for Events and Partnerships at the Center. Their responsibilities revolve around event planning, student engagement and outreach efforts for the Center. Lorant graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2019 with a B.S. in Women's and Gender Studies and minors in both Social Work and Interdisciplinary Leadership. They are happy to talk about collaborations and potential opportunities for the LGBTQ+ students on campus.
Will serves as the Director of the Spectrum Center. As Director, Will focuses on diversity and inclusion strategic planning, organizational development, supervision, and leadership of campus-wide educational programming. Will is a 2007 graduate of the University Of Michigan School of Social Work where he focused on Interpersonal Practice with Children, Youth and Families and a 2005 graduate of the College of Wooster.
Where do you call home? I'm from Kalamazoo, Michigan
What is your major/minor?I'm studying Global and Community Public Health with a minor in Gender and Health
What is your year in school? I am a (rising) senior on a BA track
What are your pronouns? She, Her, Hers
What is a social justice issue that you care about? It's hard to choose just one! I am very passionate about promoting healthy relationships to end sexual assault/dating violence and the Health at Every Size movement