Meet the staff

Warren Scherer

Position title: Assistant Dean & Director


Warren Scherer (War) War previously worked at the UW-Milwaukee LGBT+ Resource Center and at Project Q, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s youth program. Per also served for four years on the board of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, including two as co-chair. Look out for pers thoughts in the Missive from the Mx in the CC newsletter.

Katherine Charek Briggs

Position title: Assistant Director


Katherine Charek Briggs is the Assistant Director of the GSCC. Katherine has served on the board of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals nationally and in Madison helps organize LGBT Books to Prisoners and the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition. Katherine is invested in information access and prison abolition and finds a center in working towards transformative relationships and liberatory community spaces.

Tiffany Lee

Position title: Crossroads Coordinator


Tiffany Lee is a Black queer femme from New York City. She has Master’s degrees in Gender and Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studies from UW Madison. Her scholarship and activism are centered on queer folk of color. She enjoys (good) spoken word, clever Internet memes, and challenging oppressive structures – small and large. She is extremely excited to bring her passion and experience to help create and sustain an empowering environment for queer people and our allies on this campus.

Whitney Anderson

Position title: Program Coordinator


Whitney Anderson is the Program Coordinator of the GSCC. She is originally from Kentucky and has been in Madison since 2017. Whitney’s background is in Housing and Residence Life, Gender and Women’s Studies, and LGBTQ+ student advocacy. She is passionate about building community amongst LGBTQ+ folks, centering joy, and always appreciates a funny TikTok.

Belonging Team

Eli Busk

Position title: Program Assistant

Eli is part of the student staff working at the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center this year. He is working towards majoring in Bachelors of Fine Arts and also enjoys working with 3D visual/studio artwork. He is passionate about trans related topics and issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Aside from that, he’s interested in skiing, drumming, and D&D/tabletop games.

Jae Williams

Position title: Crossroads Intern

Jae (she/they) is the Crossroads Intern for the GSCC. They are a UW-Madison sophomore studying Political Science, Special Education, and Afro-American Studies. They are passionate about revolutionizing the education system for queer and trans bipoc and as a tool for empowerment. They are also a ferret and plant mom, power-lifter, and below-average artist.

Mars Mui

Position title: Graduate Student for Special Projects

Mars (she/they) is currently in Madison for their Master of Library and Information Science degree. They graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies and worked at the GSCC equivalent on campus (QSCC) before moving back to Wisconsin. In their work and their personal life, they focus on representation, diversity, queer and trans experiences, and experiences of people of color. They love their friends, family, and their cat. (Her name is Bitsy and she is the best girl in the world.)

Community Building Team

Alberto Santiago Ferreiras

Position title: First Year Programs Coordinator

Alberto (He/Him) is a Posse Scholar studying electrical engineering. In his free time, he enjoys biking and listening to musicals.

Logan Goers

Logan is a second-year student majoring in psychology. Additionally, they have academic interests in public policy and environment sciences. Outside of academics, they love listening to music, playing volleyball, and Dungeons & Dragons. They have a specific interest in self/body confidence and psychology within the LGBTQ+ community.

Axel Armstrong

Axel (they/them) is a first-year undergraduate student who is majoring in Psychology. In addition, they are pursuing certificates in Gender and Women’s Studies as well as Education Policy. Axel’s interests include music and reading, and they have a strong passion for helping others. After graduation, they aspire to become a mental health counselor for people of color in their hometown of Chicago or to pursue a career in Human Resource Management.

Development Team

Aidan Aragon

Position title: Student Staff for Special Projects

Aidan Aragon is a 3rd year undergraduate student studying English with an emphasis in Creative Writing along with a certificate in LGBTQ+ Studies. They are a first generation college student, a reader for The Madison Review, play D&D just about weekly, and are probably writing poems about the moon.

Arya C.

Credentials: Student Support

Arya (he/him) is an undergraduate student majoring in Data Science, pursuing certificates in Technical Communication and Computer Science. He also works as the Program Assistant for StartUp Learning Community. He loves singing and gardening, and likes to cook occasionally. He is a restless creature, and is always on the move. Despite his background as a tech kid, he aspires to find himself in the mental health space. He enjoys passing the time by looking at pictures of little animal babies.

Pilot Lee

Pilot F. Lee (he/she/they) is a Personal Finance: Financial Planning undergraduate student who wishes to pursue a future in community work and art. She is a local comics artist who likes to make comics and zines about her experience with learning to love everything about being alive. His interests and passions include the color pink, batman, sticker collecting, and being pretty.