Kim Ketterer is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a BS in Media Communications. She is looking forward to working in the Lehigh Community and all the adventures to come. Her interests include architecture, live music, baseball (go Red Sox and Iron Pigs!), and cooking.
Will Valliere is a Master's candidate in the Political Science department. Part of the Community Fellows Program, will is an intern at ST. Luke's Community Health Department, working in HIV/AIDS prevention. He is the president of Prism, Lehigh University's LGBTQIA graduate student group, as well as a Japanese teaching assistant.
Will attended Lehigh for his undergraduate degree, earning a B.A. in Global Studies with a minor in the Japanese language in 2012.
Rainbow Room Worker
Sara Santos is a third year student at Lehigh, and hopes to graduate with a double major in Sociology and Women's Studies. She has been involved in the Rainbow Room since freshman year and has been an advocate for equality since her freshman year in High School. She was born in Brazil, but now lives in New Jersey with her mom. Aside from being involved in the Rainbow Room Sara is also part of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Break the Silence, Orientation and the Multicultural Greek Council. Her interests include watching Law and Order SVU, playing guitar hero and eating a lot of rice and beans.
Rainbow Room Worker
Hometown: Abington, Pennsylvania (about 90 minutes from Lehigh)
Goals: Looking forward to not only becoming a part of but also increasing the presence of the LGBTQIA community on the Lehigh campus. Want to create a stronger presence of the community so LGBQIA students feel that they have a sense of support and unity.
Why Rainbow Room?: I belonged to the GSA at my high school and really liked the sense of community and openness that the organization gave off. I wanted to become part of Lehigh’s Rainbow Room because I felt that moving away to a foreign place with thousands of people I don’t know, it was important that I became part of a community that I knew would accept me for who I was. I also wanted to become part of the effort to make other members of the LGBTQIA community here at Lehigh feel like there was a place on campus for them to feel a home.