Professional Staff

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Stefani Vargas

Coordinator

skrause@nmu.edu 906-227-1695
Pronouns:

She/Her

Stefani is an NMU alumna with 10+ years of experience in DEI work. Her work focuses on community building, programming, & training. She researches rural marginalized students, LGBTQ+ identity & history,1st gen Latine experience, & body liberation. Stefani is the founder of NMU's Queers & Allies & now serves as advisor. 

Additional Title:

Co-Chair, President's Committee on Diversity

Additional Title:

Co-Investigator, LGBTQ Futures Project: Exploring the intersection of technology and community for LGBTQ people in the Rural Midwest

Degrees:
  • A.A.,Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
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Marlina Martínez

Senior Secretary

906-227-1554
Pronouns:

She/Her

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Hailee

Hailee Richards

Graduate Assistant

harichar@nmu.edu 906-227-1699
Pronouns:

She/Her

Hailee is the Student Equity and Engagement Center's Graduate Assistant. Hailee graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science studying Sociology and Anthropology in 2019. She is currently enrolled in ther Master of Social Work program.

Student Staff

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Autumn Post

Jump Start Team Leader

aupost@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/They

Favorite Quote:

"We are who we are, and we shouldn't have to suffer for it, or prove anything to anyone" - Misa Sugiura

Autumn is a sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Multimedia Production. She is originally from the town of Allendale, MI. In the future, she would like to work as a Social Media Content Manager for a diversity-focused organization.

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Brynn Rowell

Office Assistant

browell@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/Her

Brynn is a junior double majoring in Sports Science with a focus on pre physical therapy. Brynn is a member of the varsity alpine ski team and is also a resident advisor in Cedar Hall. In the future, she hopes to own her own physical therapy practice in her hometown, Traverse City, MI.

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Devin Ziembiec

Jump Start Team Leader

dziembie@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/Her

Favorite Quote:

"I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it"

Devin is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is originally from the town of Commerce Township, MI. In the future, she would like to be a practicing clinician serving LGBTQ+ clients.

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Juniper Blandin

Jump Start Team Leader

hblandin@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

They/Them

Favorite Quote:

"I am not a woman, I am a god"

Harmony is a senior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies. They are originally from the town of Joliet, IL. In the future, they hope to work with indigenous communities and the National Park System.

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Miranda Miller

Jump Start Team Leader

miramill@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/Her

Favorite Quote:

"Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here and don't give a damn about what anyone thinks." -Cristina Yang

Miranda is a senior majoring in Elementary Education major with a focus on integrated science and mathematics. She is originally from Rochester Hills, MI. Miranda is the president of Queers & Allies, NMU's LGBTQ+ student organization. In the future, she hopes to create an equitable and inclusive classroom.