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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Raechel Brunson

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)

Raechel Brunson is a student in her final semester at Elon University and is excited to work with the students and faculty at the GLC for the next few months. She is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and is double majoring in Drama & Theater Studies and Creative Writing, with a minor in art.

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Matt Reichenbach

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

Hey everyone! My name is Matt Reichenbach and I am a Senior Journalism and Media Analytics double major with a Spanish minor here at Elon. I’m from Reston, VA (just outside of Washington D.C.) and this year at the GLC I am a Student Manager for the Research & Resource team, a team in charge of overseeing and updating office resources and programming. The best part of working in the GLC is being able to work alongside very talented and passionate individuals who truly care about Elon’s LGBTQIA community. When not in the GLC, you can find me cheffing up meals as ETalk’s newest EatTalk host, editing stories for The Pendulum (Elon’s student newspaper) or enjoying an absurd amount of iced coffees from Oak House.

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CJ Porterfield

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

Hi everyone. My name is CJ Porterfield. I am a senior double major in Cinema and Television Arts and Drama and Theatre Studies. I’m from Harrisburg, PA. I am the Manager of Student Programming and Events at the GLC; I like to consider myself a part of the Prom Planning/Fun Committee. I love working here with all of these wonderful people listed below and above me and getting to do advocacy work surrounding LGBTQIA matters. Come and stop by.

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Tim Boles

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

Hi friends! My name is Tim Boles (he/him/his), and I am a Senior Human Service Studies major with minors in Leadership Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. I am from Wayne, IL. This year, I am the Student Manager for the Gender Violence Prevention Coordinators. I am beyond excited to continue working at the GLC this year and to continue to work to create a safe, inclusive, and accepting campus for EVERYBODY!

Please feel free to stop by the GLC and say hi whenever! I may be a little bias, but I think we are the best office on campus! 🙂

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Rebecca Collins

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2021

Hey, everyone! I’m a Sophomore from Alpharetta, Georgia (right outside of Atlanta). I’m a Human Services major with a minor in Poverty and Social Justice. When I’m not in the GLC (even though this is usually where you can find me), I also participate in Greek life and am a Periclean Scholar.

I’m so excited to be working with the GLC on events this year such as Supporting Survivors Week and Bisexual Awareness Week. It’s my goal to help further inclusion and acceptance around campus, and make it a comfortable place for everyone.

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Jay Tiemann

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Junior - Class of 2021

Hi everyone! My name is Jay Tiemann, and I use he/him pronouns. I’m a Junior from Chapel Hill, NC. I’m majoring in Human Service Studies and minoring in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Poverty & Social Justice. I’m excited to work on increasing LGBTQIA visibility on campus--I myself proudly represent the B and T--and making our campus a more inclusive space.

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Jubitza Figueroa

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Junior - Class of 2021

Hey, everyone! I am a sophomore from Charlotte, NC, majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in something awesome. Apart from working at the GLC, I am a member of the women’s rugby team and ballroom club.

I’m really excited to be a part of the GLC and can’t wait to get started on some big events. I hope to help further students' involvement and help broaden inclusion and acceptance here at Elon!

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Sarah Rompalo

Student Assistant at the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Junior - Class of 2021

Hey friends! My name is Sarah and I am originally from Chantilly, Virginia. I am currently a junior majoring in Human Service Studies with a minor in psychology. I work on the Gender Violence Prevention team, where I usually do presentations and coordinate events to support survivors. In addition to working at the GLC, I also work for SPARKS, which is a peer education group on campus. Come stop by and say hi, I would love to get to know you!

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Kamal Lado

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Junior - Class of 2021

Hey everyone! My name is Kamal Lado and I am a junior from Saint Louis, MO, majoring in Music Theatre. If I’m not in the GLC, you can find me in the Center for the Arts. Whether it’s acting, singing, dancing, directing or choreographing, I’m always performing something. Besides theater, I love American history, going to the gym, making playlists and discovering new coffee shops. This year, I’m excited to be on the Research & Resources team and continue to update our office resources and programming. It’s my goal that by doing this work we’ll continue to make Elon a more inclusive and colorful community. If you’re interested in knowing more about me, be sure to visit me at my website, kamallado.com!

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Georgia Thorpe

Student Assistant at the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2022

Hey everyone! I am a sophomore from Charlotte, NC. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women’s Gender and Sexualities Studies and Policy Studies. I absolutely love watching movies and TV shows (I love Lady Bird, Euphoria, and Broad City), going to coffee shops, and traveling. My favorite place I’ve traveled so far is probably Havana, Cuba! I hope to make Elon a more inclusive environment for LGBTQIA people with my time here. This year, I'm super excited to be the Student Manager of Trainings and Presentations at the GLC. I look forward to continuing to educate Elon Students about the LGBTQIA community. Feel free to stop by the GLC and say hey!
I hope to make Elon a more inclusive environment for LGBTQIA people with my time in the GLC. I can’t wait to start working on some projects and meet new people. Feel free to stop by in Moseley 211 and say hey!

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Trinity Dixon

Student Assistant at the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2022

Hi friends! My name is Trinity and I am a sophomore at Elon. I am a Human Service Studies and Spanish with two minors in Leadership Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. (I know, that's a mouthful!). When I'm not in classes or working at the GLC, I conduct research on deconstructing the gender binary, listening to 80s bops, and obsessing over the newest Marvel movie. On-campus, I was involved with NSTP by being an Orientation Leader (go Elon!). I am also an Elon 101 TA and on the Volunteer Committee for the Intersect Conference.In my high school, I was the President of the Gay-Straight Alliance to promote an inclusive and safe environment for the LGBTQIA students and staff, like myself, at school, so I am very excited to continue making a positive impact on Elon's campus! I love making new friends so if you see me on campus, feel free to say hi!

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Kate Lengyel

Student Assistant at the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2022

Hello ladies and men and all our non-binary friends! My name is Kate and I’m so excited to be working at the GLC for my second year. I’m from Cary, North Carolina and Elon is truly my home away from home. I am a double major in Strategic Communications and Media Analytics with a Minor in Leadership Studies. Other than putting in long hours to dismantle the patriarchy, I am a Communication Fellow, an Elon101 TA, Lead Student Mentor of the Historic Neighborhood, and Personnel Director of the on campus radio station, WSOE. I’m in the GLC a lot so please stop by and say hi!


My main goal at the GLC is to inform others about the LGBTQIA+ community and facilitate an inclusive, supportive environment on campus for everyone.

My favorite thing is meeting new people, so don’t be afraid to stop by and say hi!

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Paige Wilson

Student Assistant for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
Sophomore - Class of 2022

Hey! My name is Paige Wilson, and I am a sophomore here at Elon University. I am from Atlanta, Georgia and I am majoring in Psychology with minors in Human Services and Early Childhood Education. Along with being an Odyssey Scholar, I also participate a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, Black Student Union, One Sixteen bible study, and I am a S.M.A.R.T mentor.
I’m very much into photography, music, and anything artistic. I am ecstatic for yet another year here in the GLC! I hope to inspire others like me to be there true authentic selves while also planning amazing and fun events for the year! Serving as a positive influence is my ultimate goal and with being apart of this team, I hope to achieve just that to the best of my ability.
I’m very much into photography, music, and anything artistic. I am ecstatic to start my position here in the GLC Center! I hope to inspire others like me to be there true authentic selves while also planning amazing and fun events! Serving as a positive influence is my ultimate goal, with being apart of this team and I hope to achieve it to the best of my ability.

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Maggie Bickerstaffe

Student Assistant at the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)
First Year - Class of 2023

Hi everyone! My name is Maggie Bickerstaffe, and I am a freshman from Ramsey, NJ (a little outside of NYC). Along with working in the GLC, I am also an Elon College Fellow. I am so excited to be working in the GLC, helping to build an inclusive, acceptive, and safe environment for anyone and everyone. I cannot wait to start working on some events!