Roman Christiaens serves as the Assistant Director for Learning and Development at the 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 (he/him/his) currently serves as the Assistant Director for Engagement at the Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. His main responsibilities focus on events and partnerships, external/community relations, assessment, alumni relations and donor stewardship, and the Center's communications work. With a student-centered approach, he grounds his work with a racial and gender justice foci while centering the intersections of students' multiple complex identities and experiences.
Alyssa serves as the Learning and Development Program Specialist at the Spectrum Center. Her work revolves around organizing and supporting Allyhood Development Trainings and LGBTQ+ inclusivity and sensitivity workshops along with Support Services. She is passionate about her work in helping create safe inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ folk of all ages, races, and identities.
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.
What is your major/minor? Master's in Arts, Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
What is your year in school? 2nd year Master's Student
What are your pronouns? They/Them
What is a social justice issue that you care about? Transgender and gender-variant students in higher education, nonbinary gender identities outside of the Western/colonizing world, accessibility of sustainable food/environmental practices