Dr. Clare Lemke, DIrector
Dr. Clare Lemke is the Director of the LGBT Resource Center. Clare came to the University of Utah in 2019 from Iowa State University, where she served as the Assistant Director of the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success. Clare 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 thrifts stores and farmer’s markets, watch movies, travel, and take too many pictures of her dog.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bree Peacock, Executive Secretary
Bree is the Executive Secretary 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.
SHELBY HEARN, Coordinator of education and outreach
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Shelby is the Coordinator of Education & Outreach for the LGBT Resource Center. They primarily lead in our office's education and community building intiatives. Before coming to the University of Utah, Shelby lived in Chicago where she earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago. Their professional interests include blending student development theories into a holistic practice, advocating for and supporting underserved student populations, and fostering inclusive and radically welcoming campus environments. In their free time, Shelby can be found hanging with her 2 cats, listening to podcasts, cooking for loved ones, or volunteering with mutual aid orgs in SLC.
Moani Tuitupou , Student Staff
Moani is a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics. They enjoy hanging out with their two dogs, learning new songs on the ukulele, playing sports, adventuring out into the world, and talking about astrology. 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.
Jessica 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.
TREY MCEUEN, Student Staff
Trey is a fourth year student majoring in Interdisciplinary Performance Studies. Originally from a small mountain town in Utah, he enjoys spending his time outdoors and in the mountains. Trey has a passion for understanding how the performances within fine arts, gender and sexuality studies, and communications intersect and can inform contemporary research. He is also a proud cactus dad and plant enthusiast in his free time.