Jesse Beal (they/them) joined the Spectrum Center in November 2021 as the Associate Director. Prior to arriving at the University of Michigan, they served as the Director of The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center at Michigan State University. Jesse is an experienced student affairs practitioner, who brings over a decade of experience leading student-facing affinity-based resource centers at Amherst College, Brandeis University, Suffolk University, and MSU.
Alyssa (she/they) serves as the Support Services and Wellness Program Specialist at the Spectrum Center. Their work revolves around organizing and supporting LGBTQIA+ students by helping to remove barriers to access. She is passionate about her work in helping bring resources to students, provide a welcoming and comfortable space for center guests, and center racial justice in their work at the center.
Elizabeth (she/they) serves as the Education & Training Program Manager. Their responsibilities include facilitating Allyhood Development Trainings and consulting with campus partners about inclusive practices. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work where she studied Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. Elizabeth 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.
Uriel (they/them) serves as the Office Coordinator at the Spectrum Center. They provide administrative support for the Center and help to make the office a welcoming space for students and visitors. Uriel graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in history in 2021, where their studies focused on gender and sexuality in the Greco-Roman world. Making U of M a safe, welcoming place for students is important to Uriel, and they’re excited to support the community through the Spectrum Center.
Lorant (they/them) serves as our temporary Program Specialist for Education & Training at the Center. Their responsibilities include developing new curriculum, hosting workshops, and consulting with campus partners on how to better serve LGBTQ+ students. 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 and will be leaving the state of Michigan in 2023 to get their Master's degree in Higher Education - though a location has not yet been determined.