Mai Yer Yang (she/her)
Director, Advocacy and Engagement
Mai Yer is a first-generation college student who was born and raised in Ban Vinia Refugee Camp, Thailand. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was 9 years old and resided in Akron, OH but later moved to Sheboygan, WI. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Professional Development with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has over 14 years of experience working in higher education specifically with traditionally underserved student populations, cultural programming, and DEI. Mai Yer loves to travel and eat local authentic food. She believes that the best way to learn about a culture is through food. Her strengths are communication, adaptability, organization, and event planning.
Mai Yer’s role is to work across the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) and within the institution to advocate for the equity and inclusion priorities held within DSA and identified by the University. Part of her responsibilities include providing leadership to the Centers for Advocacy and Student Engagement (CASE) staff. The members of CASE include the Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus Resource Center (LGBTQ+RC), Military and Veteran’s Resource Center (MAVRC), and the Women’s Resources Center (WRC).
Makayla Brame (she/her/hers/they)
Interim Assistant Director
Makayla was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from UW-Milwaukee in 2023. She began working at the Inclusive Excellence Center in Summer of 2021 as student staff, and is excited to continue her work as a professional staff. Makayla is excited to use her position to encourage diversity, equity, social justice, and promote an accepting and safe environment for everyone. When she is not working, Makayla enjoys hanging out with her 2 cats (Jude and Penni), watching crime shows, crocheting, playing video games like Stardew Valley, and spending time with friends.
Angel Xavier (they/she/he)
Office Manager/Intercultural Assistant
Hey there, everyone!
My name is Angél Xavier (On-hell Ha-vee-air). Bienvenido a todos! I look forward to meeting you and hope to see you around. I am non-binary, genderqueer, and transgender. I use all pronouns and encourage you to mix it up!! I welcome any questions about how to use them! I’m a Boricua and a second-generation state-side. I am desperately trying to learn Spanish!
I have a bachelor’s degree in Community Engagement and Education. I am a Master’s student in CFCEE; however, I am about to switch majors to a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. I’m work-orientated, and my interests are Disability advocacy, LGBT+ advocacy, fair housing, and public policy. I love watching horror movies, playing with Tamagotchis, playing with animals, and, of course, READING <3
Rachel Stanton (she/her)
Rachel is a senior versatile voice major. This program allows her to work on classical music, musical theater, and all the different types of commercial contemporary music such as pop, rock, jazz, and more. She transferred to UWM in fall of 2020 and is happy to be in such a unique program and be near her friends. Rachel most enjoys spending time with her friends, working on songs, playing mario party, and watching tv shows and movies. She recently was hired as a voice and piano teacher at Brass Bell Music store in addition to her position at the IEC. In the future, she hopes to have a performing career of some sort. Rachel is excited to work anyone who walks into the IEC and enjoys having fun conversations with her coworkers.
Ed Barth (they/them/she/her)
Hi There! Ed is a third-year PSOA student pursuing a dual-focus BFA in Printmaking and Narrative Forms and Creative Technologies. Their art is focused on storytelling and learning about the voices of groups that have been erased from Western art history. They enjoy learning about different languages, cultures, and meeting new artists. They believe that art is the universal dialect, and they use design to connect and empower students through the IEC. Outside of art, Ed likes learning new recipes, watching Impractical Jokers, and riding their bike.
Lauren Glos (she/her/they/them)
Lauren Glos is currently a sophomore in JAMS at UWM with a focus on Advertising and a specialty in American Sign Language. She is an author, artist, and creative director currently serving as the DREAMER’s Assistant for UWM Inclusive Excellence Center and as the social media Instagram representative for the Cornerhouse Love Campus Ministry.
In Loving Memory of Stephanie Narvaez
Stephanie was creative, kind, authentic and extraordinarily beautiful on the inside and out. She lit up any room and was the most wonderful addition to our team. Stephanie will always be in our hearts and a part of our family; we will treasure our memories and time spent with her forever. A beautiful soul is never forgotten.
Rest in peace Steph.