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Meet Our Staff

LGBTQA+ Center Meet our Staff

Staff 2019

Pat Tetreault

Pat Tetreault, Ph.D.

she/her/hers
Director
(402) 472-2598
pat.tetreault@unl.edu

My educational background is in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Psychology of Women. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UNL, and completed a second Master’s in Legal Studies. I also have a background in sexuality education.

I am a Nebraska transplant, having been raised primarily in El Paso, TX. I had the privilege of living in Germany and having the opportunity to travel with my family while there. My parents were originally from Vermont, with both having served during WWII – my father in the army (his career) and my mother in the navy. Both of my parents were first-generation students and my maternal grandparents were immigrants from Lebanon. My background, experience, and passion for social justice education have helped shape my work at the Center and I appreciate the opportunity for lifelong learning and working with and for amazing people. I enjoy cooking, sharing meals with friends, tea time, cats, water/swimming, and science fiction fantasy.

Curriculum Vitae


JD McCown

JD McCown

they/them/theirs
Assistant Director
(402) 472-1752
jd.mccown@unl.edu

I have earned both of my degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln! I received my M.A. in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Students Affairs, and for my B.A., I majored in Women’s and Gender Studies and Psychology with minors in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies and English. Education has always been a passion of mine, and I would love to keep learning!

In my personal life, I love reading, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing with my partner and cat (who is more bowling ball than feline). I also love watching shows where I can predict the ending and finding whichever music service has the best cost to advertisement ratio. Working at the LGBTQA+ Center has been a great way to combine my passion for education, advocacy, and helping others, and I hope to continue this work for a long time!


Shyla Kallhoff

Shyla Kallhoff

she/her/hers
Graduate Assistant
(402) 472-1652
lgbtqa.ga@unl.edu

I am a first-year graduate student from Omaha, Nebraska, pursuing a M.A. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Student Affairs. I earned my B.S. from Northwest Missouri State University with majors in both Spanish and Human Services.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring local coffee shops, kickboxing, and spending time with my friends and family. I am passionate about Frank Ocean, the succulent that is called “Key Lime Pie”, and organizing my desk drawers.


Jake Piccini

Jake Piccini

he/him/his
Peer Mentor Program Coordinator
(402) 472-1652
lgbtqa.engagement@unl.edu

I’m a Computer Science major with minors in Mathematics, Business, and LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies. I was born and raised right here in Lincoln and was drawn to the University by the Raikes program. Once here, I fell in love with the LGBTQA+ community and wanted to get involved. I currently serve as the President of Spectrum UNL and Treasurer of oSTEM @ Nebraska (see more on our RSO Page). After being a mentee my freshman year and mentor my sophomore year, I’m excited to have the opportunity to coordinate our Peer Mentor Program. I’m also able to use my computer science skills to contribute to this website.

In my free time, I love reading, spending time with friends, and of course watching Netflix. Once I graduate, I plan to enter the software development industry, but hope to stay involved with the LGBTQA+ community through employee resource groups.


Will Jackson

Will Jackson

he/him/his
Library & Resources Coordinator
(402) 472-1652
lgbtqa.library@unl.edu

I am a senior Psychology major with minors in Women's and Gender Studies and LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies. I'm the founder and president of TRANSform as well as a mentor in the LGBTQA+ Peer Mentor Program. I also write for the DailyER, our satire newspaper. In my spare time, I enjoy fathering my guinea pig and listening to Sufjan Stevens's Carrie & Lowell (2015) on repeat.


Mack G.

Mack G.

she/her/hers, they/them/theirs
Outreach Coordinator
(402) 472-1652
lgbtqa.outreach@unl.edu

I am a sophomore English major with a minor in Theatre arts. I am from Carmel, Indiana, but I love it here in Lincoln! My goal is to help the LGBTQA+ Center continue to be what it was for me my first year—a happy place to be with my community! In the long-term, I hope to eventually be everyone's favorite wacky English professor.

In my free time I enjoy reading plays, experiencing theatre, and listening to The Killers.


Mack G.

Alyssa Mettler

she/her/hers
Graduate Intern
(402) 472-1652
lgbtqa.resources@unl.edu

I am a second-year graduate student from Mankato, MN, pursuing a M.A. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Student Affairs. I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN for my undergrad and I majored in Psychology, Women’s and Gender studies, and American studies with a minor in Family studies.

When I am not at the Center, you can probably find me in Henzlik Hall because all of my classes are there and I work as a recruiter for the College of Education and Human Sciences. Outside of classes and work, I enjoy listening to true crime podcasts and Broadway soundtracks, eating copious amounts of sushi and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.



Programming Coordinator
(402) 472-1652
lgbtqa.programming@unl.edu

This position is not currently filled. Emails will be automatically redirected to the appropriate person.

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