Contacts & Staff
GRASE Student Leaders are current Haverford students who are passionate about issues related to gender and sexuality. They serve as resources for students about GRASE programs and initiatives, communicate the needs of the student community, and implement events, workshops, and special initiatives.
Taliyah Evans ‘24
Hello everyone! My name is Taliyah (she/her), class of 2024. I’m from Brooklyn, NY. I’m passionate about intersectionality, community health, and education. My hobbies include rollerskating and listening to music—you may even see me skating around.
At GRASE, I support special projects such as archival exhibitions, campus pride programs, etc. I hope to make GRASE a space where students feel heard and valued, while also having fun. Feel free to stop by the center or reach out!
Rubi Rivas ‘23
Hello! My name is Rubi Rivas (she/her) and I am a part of class of 2023. I am from Ewing, New Jersey. I am a Biology and Spanish double major. Some of my hobbies include playing the violin, playing the ukulele, drawing, coding, dance, and working out. I love robotics and the potential technology has to help people. My goal is to be an orthotics and prosthetics practitioner! I am passionate about a lot of things and love to learn new things so I am trying to take advantage of the liberal arts education at Haverford to expand my knowledge and find various more passions.
At GRASE, I support communication management, planning and creating content for our social media, newsletters, and special design projects. I am also a board member of the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) in the Spotlight theater production of Hamlet, a Questbridge Scholar, and Chesick Scholar Student Leader. Additionally, I work for the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern. In my free time, you'll see me hanging out with my friends in the Latinx Cultural Center.
Emma Schwartz ‘24
Hi Everyone! My name’s Emma, and I go by she/her pronouns and am a Comparative Literature and Anthropology double major with a minor in Spanish. At GRASE, my main goals are to help build systems that support survivors of sexual violence and protect students against sexual violence, bring sex-education programming to campus, and find ways to provide students with resources they want and need. Outside of GRASE, I’m involved with Students for Abolition, Liberation, and Transformation (SALT) and within that group, I'm most focused on developing abolitionist education for young people. I'm also a member of the Free Improv Group (FIG), write for Consensus Satire, and occasionally write for the Bi-College Newspaper. Off-campus, I’m also involved with an abolitionist organization based in Philly called the Human Rights Coalition, particularly their media committee.
Cerise Yau ‘23
Hi everyone! My name is Cerise or Reese (they/them) and I’m a junior majoring in English and minoring in Anthropology. I am heavily invested in promoting the visibility and empowerment of queer and trans people of color as part of my work at GRASE. On campus, I am a co-head for both QHouse and PARC (Pan-Asian Resource Center) and I work for the OMA (Office of Multicultural Affairs). Feel free to chat with me about any questions you might have about the GRASE Center or living at QHouse!