Noel Pabillo Mariano
Position title: Coordinator, Our Wisconsin
Noel Pabillo Mariano (they/them/theirs) 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!