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/her) 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.
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.
Kaden (he/him) serves as the Office Coordinator at the Spectrum Center where he provides direct support to our unit Director, handles all administrative needs for the Center, and provides programming support to both our professional and student staff members. Kaden graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2015 where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality.
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.