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Clare Lemke

Dr. Clare Lemke, DIrector

Clare is the Director of the LGBT Resource Center, as of February 2019. Clare comes to the University of Utah from Iowa State University, where she served as the Assistant Director of the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success. She has a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, where her research focused on the history of sexuality, LGBTQ social movements, U.S.-based feminist movements, and queer femininities. She is committed to fostering a university community that celebrates queer and trans histories, cultures, and lives. In her free time, Clare loves to cook, shop at thrift stores and farmer’s markets, watch movies, travel, and spend time with her magnificent bulldog.

Clare is available to meet with students who are seeking support or resources, or, students, faculty, and staff who are interested in collaborating with the LGBT Resource Center. To set up an appointment with Clare, please email the Executive Secretary, Bree Peacock, at

Bree PeacockBree Peacock, Executive Secretary
pronouns: she/her/hers

Bree is the Executive Secretary here at the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center, and has worked here since November 2016. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in studio art with concentrations in photography and graphic design. She is passionate about LGBTQIA+ activism, traveling, and doing photography whenever she can. 



Moani TuitupouMoani Tuitupou , Student Staff
pronouns: They/them/theirs

Moani is a third-year undergraduate student studying Applied Mathematics. They love hanging out with their two dogs, learning new songs on the ukulele, playing sports, and adventuring out into the world. They want to create a more inclusive  environment for the LGBTQ+ community, both in general and in STEM fields, while also connecting with a more diverse population on campus.


ComstockCOMSTOCK, Student Staff
pronouns: SHE/HER/HERS

Comstock is an art student studying ceramics. She pursues means of integrating the queer experience into visual artwork as part of a dedication to social justice, intersectionality, and radical means of expression. She is a believer in the power of community and transformative praxis. In her spare time, Comstock enjoys poetry, museums, and hiking.


JessicaJessica Hernandez, Graduate Assistant

Jessica is a graduate student working towards a Master's of Education with an Emphasis in Student Affairs. She is from a small town in the California/Nevada/Arizona tri-state area. Jessica earned a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay. She is passionate about social justice and equity in the U.S. and the U.S. higher education setting, specifically involving LGBTQIA+ students, students of color, non-traditional, and undocumented student populations. In Jessica’s free time she enjoys discovering new music, finding great coffee shops and singing like no one is around.  


Last Updated: 8/19/19