Meet the Staff!

Our GLC is equipped with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and volunteers to help you get to know and love the center!

Student Assistants

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Katie Shannon

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Senior - Class of 2018

I am a Senior from Fairfield, Connecticut and a Communications Fellow majoring in Cinema and Television Arts. I am also President of Cinelon which produces student-led film projects.

Each year, I help organize events and programming related to Intersex & Asexual Awareness Week as well as Lavender Graduation. It is my goal and the goal of the GLC to make sure people of all identities and backgrounds feel comfortable at Elon.


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Celina Barone

Intern for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Senior - Class of 2018

Hello humans! I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio (catch me glued to a TV during Cavs playoff season). I'm a Cinema and Television Arts major with a minor in Environmental Science. I love traveling, nature, and those weird film fun facts on Reddit threads.

As a senior and second year volunteer, I want to help ensure an atmosphere of comfort and confidence among LGBTQIA students on campus before I leave. Come stop by the GLC and say hey!


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Raechel Brunson

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Junior - Class of 2019

Hello, Everyone! I'm a Junior double major in English and Theater Studies with focuses in Creative Writing and Acting. I am a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and a current member of Elon's newest a cappella group, The Shirley Tempos.

Each year I help organize events and programming across campus for International Bi Day of Visibility and our College Coffees, as well as help with our social media.

Let's work together to further diversity education and equality both on campus and in the state of North Carolina in the coming year! Come visit me working in the GLC!


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Matt Reichenbach

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2020

Hey y’all! My name is Matt Reichenbach and I am from Reston, Virginia (the burbs outside of DC). I’m a sophomore Journalism and Media Analytics double major with a Spanish minor.

When I'm not working at the GLC, I host Style Corner on ETalk, serve as Features Editor on The Edge magazine, and help Elon first-years as an Elon 101 Teaching Assistant. In my spare time I love watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, socializing, and convincing everyone around me that Red Robin is a chain to be reckoned with.

My main goal for the GLC is to showcase outstanding individuals in the LGBTQIA and help improve the attitudes that LGBTQIA students have towards each other here on campus!


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CJ Porterfield

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2020

Hey everyone! My name is CJ Porterfield and I am from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (it’s about 20 minutes from Hershey where they make the chocolate, so that’s fun). I am a double major in Cinema and Television Arts and Drama and Theatre Studies. I am also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society.

Each year, I help organize events and programming related to Trans Day of Remembrance. I hope that through our work at the GLC that we make Elon University a more educated place about all our identities so that everyone feels comfortable and like they bELONg on our campus. When I am not working at the GLC, I am probably making horrible puns (see above). Come visit me at the GLC!


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Rebecca Collins

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
First-year, class of 2021

Hey, everyone! I am a first-year from Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Political with a minor in Spanish. When I’m not working in the GLC, I also a participate in a couple Elon Volunteers programs.

I’m so excited to be working with the GLC on events such as College Coffee and Bi Awareness Week. It’s my goal to help further inclusion and acceptance around campus, making it a comfortable place for everyone.