Meet the Office

General contact


Laura likes to knit things. Especially rainbow things!
Laura Haave
Director of Gender & Sexuality Center & LGBT Advisor
Title IX Deputy/Prevention
Laura has been a sexuality educator, sexual violence survivor advocate, and LGBTQA activist for more than fifteen years. She has a master’s degree in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and previously worked at Northwestern University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is an alumna of St. John's College, a small liberal arts school in Annapolis, MD. Laura is a teacher trainer and curriculum developer for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education series. She enjoys knitting during meetings and keeps a Sorting Hat in her office. (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Tegra Straight, Assistant Director
Tegra Straight Profile
Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center

I have a BS in Biology and a MA in Higher Educational Administration with a Specialization in Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Brit's GSCA Picture
Britney Fryer ’15
Pronouns: They/Them or He/Him Hey I'm Brit! I'm a senior Cinema and Media Studies Major from Chicago, IL. Hmm... what do I like? I like Chipotle burritos, playing rugby, chilling off-campus, and making rad movies. In the GSC, I work on trans* and gender issues, intersections of race, class, and sexuality, and LGBTQA community building. I'm so excited for rainbow retreat and our peer education sex-ed courses. Come find me in the GSC or behind the rec at the rugby pitch!
Will's condom fairy pic
Will Sheffer ’15
Hey! I'm a senior from New Hampshire. I can usually be seen around campus refusing to do anything in front of a plate of cheese pizza in Burton, intensely procrastinating on 3rd Libe, sobbing into nachos in Sayles, occasionally romping around in the Arb, and laughing at gay advertisements in the GSC. The Carleton architectural feature with which I most closely identify is the Facilities Building's smokestack though I am a huge fan of Basement Scoville. You can find me there or on the couches in Boliou. Stop by and say hi!
Lindsey Myrick
Lindsey Myrick ’15
Hi, I’m Lindsey! I’m a senior Religion major from Nashville, Tennessee. Outside of the GSC, you can usually find me listening to country music, eating pretzel M&Ms, re-watching all my fave Joss Whedon shows, and complaining about how I can’t find good fruit tea in Minnesota. In the GSC, you can usually find me doing work on sexual violence prevention, talking about my favorite subject (queerness), and browsing through the books in the library. Come find me and we’ll browse together!
Emily Scotto
Emily Scotto ’15
Hey there! I’m Emily and I’m a senior Sociology/Anthropology major and Women and Gender Studies concentrator from Easthampton, Massachusetts. I’m a big fan of mid-afternoon naps, loud laughter, making and consuming baked goods, and driving aimlessly at night. Around campus, you can find me playing guitar with my band or goofing around on KRLX. I am so psyched to hang out in the GSC this year and drink tea while chatting about things like LGBTQ activism, feminism, and healthy, safe sexuality. Come find me and say hi!
Jordan Palacios
Jordan Palacios ’15
Hey all! My name is Jordan, and I’m a senior Cinema and Media Studies major from Chicago. Things I like: cooking, traveling, and pizza. You can find me working hard in the Weitz, working at the Hideaway, working in GSC, lounging at home (Q&A House), or studying abroad somewhere. I am the house manager of Q&A house (look forward to some cool events this term). In the GSC, I work on LGBTQA community building and workshops on pleasure and sexual health. I love the work we do in the GSC and am looking forward to a great year.
Zoe Levin
Zoe Levin ’15
Hello, I’m Zoë! I’m a senior Psychology major from New York City. I’m a big fan of KRLX, groundhogs, and re-watching episodes of Broad City. The GSC has been an integral part of my time at Carleton and I’m thrilled to be working as a GSCA this year! You can usually find me DJing in the KRLX studio, eating soft pretzels in Sayles, or avoiding comps with my housemates.
Clare Hiyama
Clare Hiyama ’16
Hi, I'm Clare, and I'm a junior Women's and Gender Studies major from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I'm a Big Ol Feminist, and I love to think and talk about anything to do with that, including (but not limited to) issues of gender, sex, sexuality, race, class, and ability. In the GSC, I'm a fan of Dr. Love, FemSex, the Vagina Monologues, and Speak Up. Outside of the GSC, I'm probably listening to music (Vampire Weekend and Beyonce anyone?? yes??), watching Orange is the New Black, or eating Red Hot Blues. You can usually find me in the GSC or on the 3rd libe couches because they're good for reading AND napping!
Elly Fireside-Ostergaard
Elly Fireside-Ostergaard ’16
Hello! I’m Elly! I’m a junior Biology major, Women and Gender Studies concentrator from San Francisco, CA. I’m a fan of food, cats, frisbee, and running in the rain. In the GSC, I’m excited about building a large, more inclusive LGBTQ community on campus, as well as creating more spaces for dialogue around intersecting identities. If I’m not in the GSC, you can find me playing frisbee, chilling in CANOE house, or doing science in the immunology lab!
Ryan Gorey
Ryan Gorey ’17
Hi I'm Ryan! I'm a sophomore and a hopeful math/stats major from Seattle, Washington. In the summers you can usually find me hiking around the Northern Cascades and freaking out about rocks. I've been told my voice is really loud, so you'll probably hear me before you see me. If you don't see me in the GSC, I'm probably pretending to run in the Arb, playing the flute, or arguing on Mock Trial (#proudmember). If you see me, don't be afraid to say hello!
Moriah Arnold
Moriah Arnold ’17
Hi my name is Moriah and I am a sophomore GSCA from Harvard, MA. I am pre-med as well as a chemistry major and I love spending my time on the women's varsity soccer team, being an admission's tour guide, and living in the women's awareness house! At the GSC, I focus my time on sexual violence prevention and promoting healthy sexual relationships. Please feel free to visit me at the GSC or anywhere else on campus!
Jordyn Adeboye
Jordyn Adeboye ’15
Hey there! My name is Jordyn, and I'm a senior Spanish major. I'm from Roseville, Minnesota, where I live with my two moms, two sisters, two dogs, and lizard. I'm not very fond of my lizard, but I love my dogs more than almost anything in the world! When I'm not in the GSC, you're likely to find me on the rugby pitch, at the hockey rink (in the winter), or alternating between laughing at vines and whining about comps with my housemates. The GSC and GSCAs are big parts of why I have loved being queer at Carleton. I'm thrilled to finally be working here, getting to dialogue with others about stuff that is very important to me!
Kat George
Kathleen George ’16
Yo yo yo! I'm Kat and I'm a Junior English Major. I was born and raised in New York City although I am currently writing this from Spain during my term abroad this fall! When I'm not drooling on novels for class I'm on the rugby pitch or performing Slam Poetry on campus. I enjoy long walks to the GSC('s candy bowl) and binge drinking chai tea. The GSC has shaped my Carleton experience immensely. And for the better! I am so very fortunate to get to work with the people I do in such a loving environment. Holla at me in the GSC or in Women's Awareness House!