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).

Michael Colligan, Internal Affairs


As Associate Director at The Wharton School, Michael coaches student leaders and manages community-, professional- and leadership-development programming for undergraduates.  Prior to Wharton, Michael worked in alumni relations at Drexel University and in marketing, specializing in non-profit business development.  Michael holds a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University and a MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He serves on the Human Rights Campaign's Greater Philadelphia Steering Board.


Becky Miller, Internal Affairs

Becky is the LEAP Internal Affairs Lead. At Penn, she works for Organic Letters, the highest impact communications journal in organic chemistry. She is a member of the SAS Green Team, volunteers with Mighty Writers/El Futuro in South Philly, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature and French from Bryn Mawr College. A Maryland native, Becky enjoys exploring the city's grocery stores, biking to new restaurants, and, taking advantage of Penn's tuition benefits.


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.


Ramón Jones, Programming

Ramón Jones, a Cleveland OH native, has been a member of the Penn community for eight years. He currently serves as Program Manager for the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at The Wharton School. In addition to the support he provides to LEAP, Ramón volunteers extensively with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and the Community Living Center at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Facility.


Jaime Davis, Communications

Jaime is pleased to be a part of the LEAP Core Team! As the Associate Director for the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, she acts as a liaison between M&T alumni and current & prospective students, implementing a number of programming initiatives to keep M&T's connected. Jaime graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts and also holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration & Leadership from Drexel University. Hailing from the Chicago suburbs, Jaime is a freelance writer and artist, co-runs a zine called Moviejawn, and is a full-fledged snacking connoisseur, which is (kind of) a real thing.

Steering Committee

Charles Rumford

Alyssa Furukawa

Elizabeth Jordan