Meet the staff

Warren Scherer

Position title: Assistant Dean & Director

Email: warren.scherer@wisc.edu

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

Email: katherine.charekbriggs@wisc.edu

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

Email: tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu

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

Email: whitney.anderson@wisc.edu

Whitney Anderson is the Program Coordinator of the GSCC. Before working in the GSCC, she worked in the Open House Gender & Sexuality Learning Community within University Housing and the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. Whitney is originally from Kentucky and her educational background is in Gender & Women’s Studies and Psychology. She is passionate about building community amongst LGBTQ+ folks, centering joy, and always appreciates a funny TikTok.

Community Building 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.) In addition to their work at the GSCC, they work at the LIS library in Helen C. White, and can usually be found there being a library gremlin.

Belonging 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.

Steven Wang

Steven Wang is a PhD student in communication and media studies. He enjoys singing along musicals (off-key), and his favorite pizza topping is unapologetically pineapple. He has been working with GSCC and other partners to foster inter-group trust and collaboration among the local queer community. He used to be a student journalist and cover politics.

Tristin Bautista

Tristin (they/them) is the GSCC Social Media Specialist. They are a senior majoring in Sociology with certificates in Gender and Women’s Studies and Chicanx/Latinx Studies. Through their position at the CC, they are excited to share critical thought, visibility, and resources pertaining to queer matters through creative content, in addition to fostering the community that queer students at UW deserve.

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.

Professional Interns

Carson Borbely

Position title: Social Work Intern

Carson Borbely (she/her) is a student at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work completing her field placement at the GSCC. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology: Global Health & Environment and a Minor in Writing. Prior to moving to Madison for her graduate studies, she served professionally as an advocate for immigrants and refugees at Casa Marianella, a shelter in Austin, Texas. Carson is passionate about migration, culture, health, and advocating for LGBT individuals from all backgrounds. In addition to her role at the GSCC, she is a service industry worker, a creative writer, and caretaker to a silly, curious cat named Frankie.

Michelle Edwards

Position title: Americorps Vista Intern

Ariel Teal

Position title: Social Work Intern

Ariel (they/she) is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at UW-Madison. Ariel is passionate about building community, accessibility to mental health services, and reproductive justice. Previously, Ariel has worked as an arts educator in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and Boston. They are excited to be joining the GSCC this year, to learn more about the Madison community, and find all the best places for ice cream.