Meet the Office

Click on purple section below each staff picture to learn a little more about the staff of the Gender & Sexuality Center!

General contact


Anna Nowak
Anna Nowak Profile
Temporary Administrative Assistant
Rae Horton
Rae Horton
Interim Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center


Jesse Barrera-Ledezma
Jesse Barrera-Ledezma ’19
Clara Hazlett-Norman
Clara Hazlett-Norman ’19

Hey! I'm Clara Hazlett-Norman from Durham, North Carolina, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I'm a senior Sociology/Anthropology major with an Africana Studies concentration and an Environmental Studies focus. I'm also a member of CAASHA (Campus Advocates Against Sexual Harassment and Assault). When I'm not in the GSC, you can find me doing contact improv, reading Black feminist poetry and theory, living in CANOE, listening to Rhiannon Giddens, being in the arb, and cooking anything involving vegetables and peanut butter. I'm always down to talk about colonial/patriarchal/racist/transphobic/capitalist power structures specifically in relationship to sexuality, food systems, and climate justice. In the GSC, I'm involved with Stripped, Speak Up, and Fem Sex. Let me know if you have any questions or just want to talk! 

Sam Palim ’19
Avery Davis
Avery Davis ’21 Profile

Hi! My name is Avery and I use he/him/his pronouns. I’m a sophomore from Houston, Texas. Back home I have a sweet puppy and two therapy mice! I love reading, art, and movie nights. This year at the GSC I am working with Msex, Telling Our Journeys, the Unpacking Gender workshop, and the Senior Banquet planning! I’m almost always around to talk and would love to get to know more Carls here better!

Sergio Demara
Sergio Demara ’20 Profile

Hi! I’m Sergio and I am a sophomore from Tucson, Arizona. I will potentially be an English or Cinema & Media Studies major, because I love creative writing and films. My roles in the GSC are with Green Dot, Healthy Sexuality, Rainbow Retreat, and Stripped. On campus I lead QTPOC (Queer, Questioning, and Trans People of Color), perform in several dance groups, and advocate for diversity on student government. My interests include subverting the patriarchy through bold lipsticks, writing poems, and watching good movies. Don’t be afraid to email me or say hi!

Pronouns: he/him/his & they/them/theirs

Connor McNamee
Connor McNamee ’20 Profile

Hi, I'm Connor McNamee (He/Him/His) and I'm a sophomore from Jackson,Mississippi. I'm probably going to be an American Studies major with a minor in statistics but who knows I still have a bit to figure that out. This year I'll be working on Queer Peers, tea time, rainbow reception, and Speak Up. My past times include Model UN, hanging out with my friends, and being very opinionated on the institutional power structures destroying America. Some of my favorite things are bad horror movies, good horror movies, mindlessly playing video games, and having a good time. If you have any questions about the GSC, any of my projects this year, or me in general feel free to email.

Shelsea St. Hillien
Shelsea St. Hillien ’20 Profile

Hey, I'm Shelsea, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am from Naples, FL, and  I intended on majoring in chemistry and minoring in neuroscience. I enjoy finding new good music, poppin' flavor and dripping' sauce, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach. I will be embarking on the position of WA house manager and I cannot wait to be more involved in the GSC. Feel free to contact me whenever; I always available/down to talk!