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
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.

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Truc Anh Kieu ’14
Gender & Sexuality Center and Title IX Fellow

Gender and Sexuality Center/Title IX Fellow

Carleton "14 Alumni

Sociology/Anthropology Major, Women's and Gender Studies Concentrator


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Britney Fryer ’15

Brit Fryer

Gender and Sexuality Center Associate

Chicago, Illinois

Cinema and Media Studies Major

Uses any pronoun said respectfully, including he, she, & they

Hey! I'm Brit Fryer. I'm a junior CAMS major from Chicago. I love power-lifting, rugby, DJing, avocados, and fall weather. This year I'm excited to be returning for my second year as GSCA so that I can  work on the LGBTQA panels and plan events surrounding the diversity in gender and sexuality. Come find me in the GSC or in the Women's Awareness House!

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Will Sheffer ’15

Gender and Sexuality Center Associate

Bow, New Hampshire

Art History Major, European and Women's and Gender Studies Concentrator

Uses male or gender neutral pronouns

Dobrý den from Prague! I'm a junior who is currently abroad but is 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

Gender and Sexuality Center Associate

Nashville, Tennessee 

Religion Major

Hi, I’m Lindsey! I’m a junior 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

Gender and Sexuality Center Associate

Easthampton Massachusetts 

Sociology/Anthropology Major

Uses she and her pronouns

Hey there! I’m Emily and I’m a junior Sociology/Anthropology major from Easthampton, Massachusetts. I’m a big fan of mid-afternoon naps, loud laughter, Burton pizza, making and consuming baked goods, and driving aimlessly at night. Around campus, you can find me playing guitar in Jazz Ensemble or 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 sexuality. Come find me and say hi!

Jordan Palacios ’15

Gender and Sexuality Center Associate

Chicago, Illinois 

Cinema and Media Studies Major