The Indiana University Bloomington Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trangender Student Support Services Office provides information, support, mentoring, and counseling to members of the IUB campus and the larger community. We seek to do that through networking, collaboration, education, and outreach in an attempt to create a climate where all members of the community are encouraged to promote and defend diversity.
Doug Bauder – Office Coordinator
I have the privilege of coordinating the GLBTSSS Office here on campus. I work with some amazing people, including a group of students who teach and inspire me every day. As I think about what I enjoy most about working in this office, it would be the chance to help students realize their best selves. Year after year I am reminded how gifted today’s college students are, and with a little support I have the opportunity to encourage them to be honest, to help them with a class project, to advocate for themselves, indeed, to realize their dreams.
My job is varied in that I get to serve as a mentor, an educator, a counselor, and a friend. At times I write the letter of recommendation that helps someone land a job. It is an incredibly satisfying position…much more than a job. I look forward to coming into the office every day and when the day is over, I almost always head home with a deep sense of satisfaction and, often times, a renewed sense of hope. Contact Doug at: email@example.com
Jamie Brazel - Office Assistant
I support the activities of the office: assisting with budgetary functions, ensuring that the office’s student workers and interns have plenty to do, providing content for and updating online information and resource lists, providing referrals … my tasks vary daily, but the office is always buzzing with activity. I love my job! Students who come to the GLBTSSS bring a wonderful energy into the office. This organization attracts truly passionate people who are full of great ideas and a desire to make a positive change, who are eager for information and want to learn—and I get to work with them each day! I love the constant influx of fresh perspectives and new insights.I’m happy to answer questions or provide information to students, staff, faculty, parents, community members—I’m here to serve you! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 812-855-4212. No matter what your question or concern, I promise you will be treated with respect and dignity.
Caroline Hippler – Counseling Intern
As the counseling intern, I am honored to provide individual and group sessions on a range of topics for the LGBTQA community. I believe in the human capacity for change and I hope to collaborate with you to find resolution to difficulties you may be facing.
I am currently working on my MS in Counseling; before this, I was teaching high school in Baltimore. When I’m not in the office or at school, I’m likely riding my bike, playing with my cats, or watching one of my favorite television shows. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, you may confidentially contact me at email@example.com or call at 812-855-0916 and leave a voice-mail message.
Patrick Nagel – Counseling Intern
Hello everyone, my name is Patrick and I am currently finishing my master’s degree in counseling here at Indiana University. I am in the final semester of my program and have been facilitating a support group at the GLBT office called Men Like Us since the fall of 2013. Adverse issues of the LGBT community affect me personally and professionally and I have been lucky enough to work with GLBT Student Support Services to better serve the Bloomington community. In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, keyboards, and writing music.
Krista Mullinnix – Library Coordinator
It is my absolute privilege to provide and help retrieve resources for students and other community members that support their educational and recreational needs. I love working in such a supportive and welcoming environment and really enjoy chatting with people about their new found book or movie.
When I am not reading (which I almost always am), I can be found knitting, practicing yoga, or playing with my cat.
Ethan Jackson – Office Assistant
I got involved with the GLBT Office because I am passionate about the trans* and gender nonconforming communities on IU’s campus. I currently work at the GLBT Office under the capacity of consolidating IU’s many policies and resources that may help trans* and gender nonconforming IU students. When I’m not researching policy, I attend classes that pertain to my majors in Gender Studies and Legal Studies, work as a Resident Assistant, and watch my friends play in Bloomington’s roller derby league.
Alex Buchanan – Student Intern
Hello! My name is J. Alexander Buchanan! As a volunteer at the GLBT Student Support Services I do a variety of tasks around the office such as answer emails/phone calls and update our scrapbooks. As a volunteer I get to provide presence in the office that makes others feel welcome and at home. I decided to continue to volunteer at the GLBTSSS because I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere and great people I get to work with. Currently outside the office I work in a research lab doing social research. As an IU student I am studying Psychology and Sociology and hope to pursue either teaching or clinical psychology for graduate school.
Francisco Cardoza- Work Study Student
Hi, my name is Francisco Cardoza and I am a freshman here at IU with the class of 2017. I am a Biology major with intending minors in both Chemistry and French. My goal is to attend the Dental school of IU after I graduate with my Biology degree and perspective minors. I’ve played violin for 8 years. I also ran cross country and track all middle school and high school and I’ve lost a total of 103 lbs.
Xander Harty – Office Assistant
I’m Xander Harty, and I’m a returning member of the office staff. I help with programming and outreach around the office. After one year as a volunteer and one more as an office assistant, I am happy to be a part of the work done here at the GLBTSSS. I’m a junior studying Communication and Culture and Mathematics here at IU.