Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE) Programming works toward promoting James Madison University's commitment to diversity through education, support, advocacy and the fostering of equity for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

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Staff

Assistant Director - Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression
Jennifer Iwerks (she, her, hers)Assistant Director - Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Education & Support

iwerksjl@jmu.edu
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Jennifer is a North Carolina native, where she attended North Carolina State University and Appalachian State University. Her master’s degree is in College Student Development, and she loves supporting underrepresented students and the opportunity to create a more inclusive campus climate. Jennifer also enjoys reading, running, hiking, yoga, paddle boarding, eating desserts, and finding new crafty art projects.

Graduate Assistant, Education and Outreach
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Michael is a graduate student of the College Student Personnel Administration program (CSPA) here at JMU. As a native to Florida, Michael is excited to explore a new part of the United States and bring his positive energy wherever he can! Michael attended Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) for his undergraduate career, majoring in Communication and minoring in Theatre. Through his work at FGCU, Michael developed a strong passion to work with students in underrepresented populations. Michael strives to provide an inclusive environment for any student, and is ecstatic at the opportunity to educate and advocate for students of any diversity. After graduation, Michael hopes to serve as a mentor or advisor to students in underrepresented populations. In his free time, you may find Michael enjoying a show or two on Netflix,with a good cup of coffee. Michael also enjoys spending time with loved ones/friends, shopping, and spontaneously traveling.

Student Assistant - Campus Outreach Coordinator
Vic Tedrow (she, her, they, them)vic-tedrow2.jpg

Vic is a Junior at JMU studying interdisciplinary religion with a concentration in Eastern religion and minoring in Women, Gender, Sexuality studies. They are passionate about mindfulness, social justice, mental health advocacy, and the environment. Vic really enjoys working with SOGIE as well as Mad4U, listening to podcasts, meditating, and going to Cardio Dance party at UREC. Their favorite place to be is outside in the sunshine. 

Student Assistant - Education Coordinator
Liz Todd (she, her, they, them)todd-liz-image.jpg

Liz is a junior at JMU, majoring in Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry and Forensic Science. She is interested in making different areas more inclusive for trans individuals and having added inclusivity for health departments. You can find Liz living in Phys/Chem, either doing research, cross stitching or drinking tea.

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