Meet the Office

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General contact

Staff

Laura likes to knit things. Especially rainbow things!
Laura Haave Profile
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

Tegra has worked at Carleton since the Fall of 2011 when she started as an Area Director in Residential Life. In 2014 she became the Assistant Director of the Gender & Sexuality Center and enjoys connecting LGBTQA+ education with aspects around healthy relationships, violence prevention, and intersectionality. She has a BS in Biology and a MA in Higher Educational Administration with a Specialization in Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She enjoys playing football, softball and hanging out with her three cats.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Students

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!
Jimmy
Jimmy Donelson III ’17

Hey! I'm Jimmy and I'm a junior, history major from Houston, TX (I lived two streets over from one of Beyonce's childhood homes). Some of my favorites are Texas Hill Country, Blood Orange Talenti, the Collected Poems of Audre Lorde, and trading music. I'm excited to start the year as a first-time GSCA and to do some programming focused on the intersections of queerness and other social identities. I'm usually in Queer and Allies House, so stop by, find me in the GSC, or stop me around campus!

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Matthew Elfstrand ’17
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!
Kat George
Kathleen George ’16

Yo! I'm Kat George and I'm from New York City. I have a penchant for iced chai, slam poetry, intersectional feminism, and rugby! When I'm not drooling on novels for class or icing bruises I am planning events for the community and kicking it in the GSC. Come find me there or at Queers & Allies house!

Pronouns: She/Her or They/Them 

Clare Hiyama
Clare Hiyama ’16

Hi! My name is Clare, and I'm a senior Women's and Gender Studies major from Ann Arbor. This year, I'll be working on programs like FemSex, WeSex, Stripped, Speak Up, and Dr. Love. I also want to focus on the other identities that LGBTQ folks have in our programming, such as race, class, ability, etc. I love feminist writers, big dogs, grocery shopping, and being outside. Find me in the GSC!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Jess Ibri ’16
Sarah Kochanek
Sarah Kochanek ’18

Hi! My name is Sarah Kochanek and I'm a sophomore (who is still very much undecided about her major) from San Diego, CA. I use the pronouns she/her; I love reading, listening music, being at the beach in any weather, playing lacrosse, and most furry animals. This is my first year working at the GSC and I'm interested in planning educational sex positive events focused on the importance of consent.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

GSCA Liv Phillips
Liv Phillips ’18
Caroline Sheffield
Caroline Sheffield ’17

"Hello! I’m Caroline (or Sheff), a junior Sociology/Anthropology major and pre-med from Seattle. I love team sports, making pancakes, fixing and following trails in Washington, and noodling around in the KRLX studio. In the GSC, I’m particularly interested in increasing LGBTQ awareness and allyship on sports teams and promoting safe sexual relationships on campus. I look forward to meeting you in the GSC, at our planned events and around campus!”

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Erick Sirisoukh
Erick Sirisoukh ’17

Hey, I'm Erick! I'm a junior Psychology major, Educational Studies concentrator from Altamonte Springs, FL. and I'm always up for talking about asexuality, aromanticism, astronomy, intersectionality, and educational issues. Besides being an Admissions tour guide and an Ebony dancer and ex-choreographer, I also love singing, archery, and too many TV shows to count (Orphan Black and Once Upon A Time, to name a few). Never hesitate to say hi to me! Especially on a tour!

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Jack Turzillo
Jack Turzillo ’16

"Hi there! I'm a senior CAMS major from the 'burbs of Portland, Oregon. Outside of my rabid interest in film production, I love reading fiction, playing esoteric board games, and traveling. I'm thrilled to work on the MSex program and contribute my film and writing background to GSC publicity!"

Pronouns: He/Him/His