Outlist

An important part of building community is establishing networks of support to fit individual needs. It is in that spirit that the PSD OutList, an initiative to support LGBTQ+ members and allies within the PSD, was created. By providing more visibility for LGBTQ+ members and allies in the Division, the OutList helps create additional pathways for inclusion. Learn more and sign up to be listed on the OutList.

LGBTQ+ 

Elizabeth Bain
Student, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers 
Member of the LGBTQ community 

Brent Barker 
Teaching Support Manager, Astronomy & Astrophysics; Geophysical Sciences 
Preferred pronouns: they 
Queer, nonbinary

Alexander Bogatskiy
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his 
Gay

Paul Chichura
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his 
Gay

Brant Collins
Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Statistics
Preferred pronouns: they/them/theirs
Gay, Non-Binary

Linda Collins
Statistics
Preferred pronouns: her
Member of the LGBTQ community

Yue Deng
Student, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: they, them, theirs
Queer

Amanda Farah
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Queer

Margaret Gardel
Faculty, Physics
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Gay

Mike Gladders
Professor, Astronomy & Astrophysics 
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his 
Gay

Jeff Gustafson
Staff, Education Outreach Specialist, MRSEC, PSD
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Gay 

Michael Hank
Student, Physics 
Preferred pronouns: he/him 
Gay

Ellen Harder
Business Administrator, FLASH Center for Computational Science, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: she / her
Lesbian 

Susan Hearth
Divisional Administrator, Dean's Office
Preferred pronouns: She/her/hers
Gay and Transgender Ally

Michael Henson
Postdoctoral Researcher, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: He/His
Gay

Jake Higgins
Student, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: they/he 
Bisexual

Zach Hoffman
Equipment Engineer, Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility
Preferred pronouns: He, Him, His
Bisexual

Marco Harnam Kaisth
Student, Computer Science
Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His
Queer

Sarah Lippert
Staff, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Bisexual

Liza Mulder
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Member of the LGBTQ+ community

Julia Murphy
Student, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: she/they
Queer

Jamie Palmieri-Guy
Financial Administrator, PSD-LBC
Preferred pronouns: they, them, theirs
Transgender, non-binary

Sarah Reitzes
Student, Mathematics
Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers
Queer

Jean Salac
Student, Computer Science 
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Bisexual

Lamont Samuels
Assistant Clinical Professor, Computer Science 
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Gay

Danielle Scheff
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Trans

Andreas Seifahrt
Research Associate Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his 
Member of the LGBTQ community

Ashley Simonoff
Student, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Transgender Lesbian

Ben Slaw
Student, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: he, they
Gay

Michael Sloyan
Staff, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: he
Gay, Non-Binary

Borja Sotomayor 
Senior Lecturer, Computer Science 
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his 
Gay

JoAnn Tinker
Student, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: they/she
Queer, nonbinary

Syrian Truong
Student, Physical Sciences Division 
Preferred pronouns: he/they
Gay

Samantha Usman
Student, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Member of the LGBTQ community

Mat Wimberly
Staff, Mathematics
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Gay

Matthew Witte
Student, Geophysical Sciencees
Preferred pronouns: he/him
Gay

Allies 

Camille Avestruz 
Joint EFI/KICP Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics 
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Emily Backe
Staff, Mathematics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Julia Brazas 
Staff, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Donna Brooms
Department Secretary, Computer Science
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers/Mrs.

Chihway Chang
Faculty, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Fred Ciesla
Faculty, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

Tom Crawford
Research Professor, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: He

Michael Foote
Professor, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: he, him, his, himself

Tanvi Gandhi 
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Cassandra Heinz
Department Administrator, Enrico Fermi Institute
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Valerie Keller
Lab Director, Chemistry
Preferred pronouns: she/her

Gourav Khullar 
Student, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

Melissa Leadingham
Staff, Physical Sciences Division & Local Business Center
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Karin LeClair
Staff, Dean of Students
Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers

Chloe Linderman
Student, Physics
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Pedro Lopes
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Preferred pronouns: he

Natalie Lund
Director of Communications, PSD Dean’s Office
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Maureen McMahon
Communications Specialist, PSD Dean’s Office
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Liz Olin
Staff Member, UChicago STEM Education
Preferred pronouns: she/her

Jen Palmer 
School Development Associate, UChicago STEM Education
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Leslie Rogers 
Assistant Professor, Astronomy & Astrophysics 
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Tiffany Shaw
Faculty, Associate Professor, Geophysical Sciences
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Nora Shipp 
Student, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Preferred pronouns: she/her

Erik Shirokoff 
Faculty, Astronomy & Astrophysics 
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

Blase Ur 
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Preferred pronouns: he/his

Abby Vieregg
Associate Professor, Physics
Preferred pronouns: She/her

Kelly Woodward 
Assistant Director of Admissions, Master’s Program in Computer Science
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Nita Yack 
Department Administrator, Computer Science 
Preferred pronouns: she