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.
Emily Walling- Volunteer Coordinator
I am the Social Work intern/volunteer coordinator at the GLBTSSS office. I am currently a senior in the IU Social Work program. After graduation in May, I plan to continue my education and go to grad school. I’m excited to have started my social work career at the GLBT Center and I look forward to helping individuals in the IU community. If you’d like to email Emily you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan Simison – Office Assistant
Hello! I’m Brendan Simison and I help ensure that things are running smoothly here in the office as well as help plan events. After serving at the office as a volunteer I found how much I really enjoying spending my time at the GLBTSSS Office and am now lucky enough to call this my place of work. When I’m not at the office, I’m a student studying Eastern Asian Language and Culture, with a focus on Japanese, and Communication and Culture at Indiana University. I hope to one day be a translator for a company. Until then I hope to help continue and improve the lives of GLBTQA individuals here at the university. Contact Brendan at email@example.com
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.