Staff

Director, Office of Inclusion Education

Caitlyn LoMonte

Caitlyn LoMonte (she/her/hers) serves as the Director for the Office of Inclusion Education. Caitlyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida where she was a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar. She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the University of Florida providing resources, support, and outreach to first generation college students and high risk high school students in the Gainesville, FL community before moving to Chicago, IL to pursue a Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University. Caitlyn is passionate about social change, education, empowerment, and building a more inclusive campus together.

Our Wisconsin

Assistant Director, DEI Signature Programs

River Linebarger

River Linebarger (they/them/theirs) serves as the Assistant Director of DEI Signature Programs for the Office of Inclusion Education. River is an alumnus of UW-Madison, where they earned degrees in Community and Nonprofit Leadership and Gender and Women’s Studies, as well as a certificate in LGBTQ+ Studies. River is also a proud Chancellor’s Scholar (now known as Mercile J. Lee Scholar). They are passionate about social justice, especially in relation to racial, queer, and educational justice.

Program Coordinator

Noel Pabillo Mariano

Noel Pabillo Mariano (they/she) serves as the Program Coordinator for Our Wisconsin in the Office of Inclusion Education. Noel holds degrees in Creative Writing & Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and is a dissertator in Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. A believer in the power of narrative and storytelling as community building, Noel worked at The Moth StorySlam & Podcast as an assistant director for Madison and Milwaukee. They’re currently a Kundiman fellow and a two-time recipient of the Maxwell H. Gluck Fellowship of the Arts. A lover of most things Geek-related, they helped develop the first national LGBTQ+ Gaming Conference, “GaymerX.” Noel believes that social justice should not only be challenging and uplifting but insightful and engaging. Press Start & Game On!

Social Justice Education Programs

Assistant Director, Social Justice Education and Engagement

Triston King

Triston King (he/him/his) is the Assistant Director for Social Justice Education and Engagement in the Office of Inclusion Education. He is originally from Milwaukee, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point in 2015 with a Bachelors in Communication and a minor in Women and Gender Studies and from Marquette University with a Masters in Student Affairs of Higher Education in 2017. Prior to working at UW-Madison, he worked at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA and UW-Platteville, working in areas related to diversity and inclusion. Triston is dedicated to promoting inclusion and diversity as both a personal and professional priority. Triston is also a huge gamer and animation fan. He enjoys swimming and traveling with friends and family. He is a “blue” personality type in reference to True Colors, and values building relationships with students and fellow colleagues.

Social Justice Education Specialist

Abbi Stickels

Abbi Stickels (she/her/they/them) is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Abbi serves as the Social Justice Education Specialist at the university, where she has developed a passion for student affairs and elevating a sense of belonging for all students on campus. Abbi is a versatile artist, practitioner, and researcher, with a primary focus on diversity, inclusion, and education in both dance and education. Balancing her roles as a freelance artist and an advocate for social justice, Abbi strives to unite communities, audiences, and perspectives, fostering a more inclusive and diverse society.

Alongside her professional careers Abbi is currently pursuing a MS in Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Abbi’s academic journey explores the intersection of arts and education, with a particular focus on the benefits of arts integration on a sense of belonging in higher education. Her research also delves into the transformative power of dance in shaping social identities and self-perceptions, especially for transracial adoptees.

Passionate about merging the worlds of art and advocacy, Abbi finds fulfillment in both disciplines and continually seeks opportunities to intertwine them, creating a space where creativity and equity intersect.

Crossroads Coordinator

Tiffany Lee

Tiffany Lee (she/they) is a Black queer femme from New York City. She has Master’s degrees in Gender and Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studies from UW–Madison. Her scholarship and activism are centered on queer folk of color. She enjoys (good) spoken word, clever Internet memes, and challenging oppressive structures – small and large. She is extremely excited to bring her passion and experience to help create and sustain an empowering environment for queer people and our allies on this campus.

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