LEAP (LGBT Employees At Penn)


Kevin Haines, Co-Chair

Kevin works at Penn Abroad and manages the International Internship Program while advising for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking semester and academic year study abroad programs. He received his B.S. in education and Spanish from Penn State and his M.A. from Middlebury College. Prior to working at Penn Abroad, he worked at Drexel University where he was an adjunct Spanish professor and was the study abroad coordinator as well.


Alex Richardson, Co-Chair

Alex is one of four Associate Directors for Student Life in the MBA Program. In addition to his Associate Director duties, he is the administrative liaison for Wharton Conferences and social media initiatives. Prior to coming to Wharton, Alex was a Strategy Consultant at Accenture where he advised senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies on their most pressing talent and organizational issues. He has also advised the CIO of Dell on a vendor management strategy and, for 5 years, served as an admissions officer at Yale. There he served on the Steering Committee of the Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group.

Outside of work, Alex loves to play billiards and to travel whenever he can �" in the past year he visited the filming site of Indiana Jones in Petra, Jordan and the top of the Andes in Machu Picchu. Alex holds a Bachelor's Degree of Astrophysics from Yale University, and an MBA Degree in Information Management from The University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business).


Robert Harris , Programming

Robert Harris is excited to be involved with the LGBTQ community at UPENN! He works as  a Library Service Assistant in the Chemistry Library. Robert received his bachelors in musical theater from Point Park University and before coming to Penn, traveled the US performing/ directing/ and choreographing national tours and regional productions. He is very active in union leadership, acting as a union delegate to AFSCME District Council, the AFL-CIO, and The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist. In his spare time, Robert continues to be active in the Philadelphia arts community as a director, choreographer, and teaching artist.


Tiffany Thompson, Internal Affairs

Tiffany, an Associate Director of the LGBT Center, has over 15 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health, homelessness, trauma, youth and young adults, and LGBTQ advocacy.  She attended Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business where she received her BA in International Business and Marketing, as well as a minor in Japanese.  Later, Sher earned a MS in Strategic Communications form the School of Media and Communications at Temple University.  Even though Tiffany is native to Philadelphia and proudly adores her city, she also studied and worked in Japan for 5 years learning Japanese language and culture.  Prior to joining the University of Penn, Tiffany worked as the Director of Program Strategy and Integration at the Philadelphia Youth Network, the Director of Philadelphia FIGHT's Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP), the Community Education Coordinator for CHOICE, and served as the Interim Executive Director of GALAEI.  Tiffany has served as a board member of the Equality Forum, Vice President of GALAEI's board, and Treasurer for CHOICE's board.  She is an active board member of Philly Black Pride and a member of the planning committee for the Philly Dyke March where she coordinates the Dykes on Bikes.  She is currently on the Training and Facilitation Team of the Brown Boi Project, a national group of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, and transmen, who are committed to changing the way society handles gender.  Whatever role she plays, Tiffany always brings her passion for presenting and critquing the intersection of race, gender, sex, and queer identities through work that bridges theory and realness.  Tiffany also finds joy in projects that involve mason jars, Legos, or cross-stitching because Real Butches Craft!


Angela Motte, Communications