Our Staff

Maria Trumpler (she/her)

Director
A85B, Office of LGBTQ Resources, 135 Prospect St

Common office hours topics include: Coming out challenges, family issues, navigating Yale, teaching and advising issues, ideas for programs and initiatives, gender identity, queer activism, wellness, especially around food.

Seth Wallace (he/him)

Assistant Director
A85B, Office of LGBTQ Resources, 135 Prospect St

Common office hours topics include: Gender transitions, non-binary and genderqueer identities, family issues, coming out challenges, connecting with New Haven’s queer community, queer emotional intelligence and wellbeing.

Karis Slattery (she/her)

Program Manager

Common office hours topics include: Faith, spirituality and religious identity, healthy relationships, queer activism, unpacking queer intersectionality, mindfulness, stress-reduction.

Jalen Parks (he series)

Graduate Assistant

Common office hours topics include: Jalen Parks is a second-year master of Master of Divinity candidate at Yale Divinity School from Flint, MI, USA. At Yale, Jalen’s studies sit at the interstices of theological ethics, law, and abolition. As a licensed Minister in the (Black/African-American) Baptist Church, Jalen’s research sits in the tension of how we might abolish Christian imperialism while promoting the types of coalition building that some churches embody in their praxes toward the end of genuine flourishing of all creation.

Matthew Ellis (He/Him/His)

GSAS Professional Experience Fellow

Common office hours topics include: Yale Graduate and Professional School LBGTQI+ Advocacy. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or recommendations for ways you would like to see the G&P Community grow at Yale, please feel free to reach out and introduce yourself!