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Out After Carleton Leadership Committee

Miles HarrisMiles Harris '08

Brooklyn, NY

Rachel BendittRachel Benditt '06

San Francisco, CA

Justin CarlsonJustin Carlson '12

Committee Member
Saint Louis Park, MN

Christi ConklingChristi Conkling '09

Committee Member
Jamaica Plain, MA

Garrett HoffmanGarrett Hoffman '08

Committee Member
Saint Paul, MN

Garrett Hoffman graduated from Carleton in 2008 with a degree in Women's and Gender Studies with a concentration in Biochemistry. While at Carleton, Garrett worked as a Center Associate at the Gender and Sexuality Center and played rugby. He went on to earn a Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Missouri. Currently, Garrett is a PhD student at the University of Minnesota in the department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. His current research is on equity and access in higher education. In his free time, Garrett volunteers for the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition at their hormone shot clinic and is the producer of Visible Bodies - Twin Cities, a collaborative photography project highlighting the lives and stories of trans* folks in Minnesota.

Michael McClellanMichael McClellan '13

Committee Member
Brookline, MA

Scott MasonScott Mason '89

Committee Member
New York, NY

Scott Mason is a 1989 graduate of Carleton who majored in English and currently lives in New York City.  Currently, he works as the General Counsel and Vice-President of Operations at the Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit that provides shelter, legal and job training programs for domestic violence victims as well as residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Prior to working for URI, Scott had nearly 20 years of public sector managerial and executive experience, as well as a legal, business process, and human resources consultant practice for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  He sits on the board of Friends House, a nonprofit which provides housing and vital support programs to people living with AIDS, and is an associate producer of Stand Up, Stand Out, a multi-platform documentary project which features three decades of LGBTQ stand-up comedians.  Scott received his J.D. from Columbia University in 1992.  During his free time, Scott enjoys honing his skills in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai boxing, as well as lifting weights, bicycling, and yoga.

Spencer Middleton '90

Committee Member
Atlanta, GA

Kristina TaketomoKristina Taektomo '11

Committee Member
Philadelphia, PA

Keith WatsonKeith Watson '76

Committee Member
Chicago, IL

Keith is a Chicago-based, self-employed writer/editor who has been writing corporate communications for longer than is considered healthy. He owns and manages a century-old, multi-unit property in Logan Square, which is considered Chicago’s hipster haven, despite Keith’s 19-year residency there. His oddly shaped yard and garden received a 2013 state grant for sustainable wastewater management and native plantings. After a 20-year relationship, he is single; his longtime partner—Wilhelm Hahn, an artist and a native of South Africa—having died in Cape Town in 2008, where the couple resided for a few years due to restrictive US policies on gay marriage and immigration. Despite personal losses, Keith is inspired by progress on GLBTI-related issues worldwide and at Carleton.

Past Chairs of OAC

  • Matt Fikse '87
  • Mark Lofstrom '76
  • Lee Mauk '63
  • Karen Peterson '76
  • Ann Potter '76
  • Beth Wright '93
  • Cory Calmes '95
  • Katy Weseman '02