Anneliese Bustillo, M.A. (she/her/hers)
Anneliese Bustillo began her position as the WGRC Director in 2019. Before this role, she served as the Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention & Education at UH Wellness and the Assistant Director for Risk Intervention & Safety Education at Texas Tech University.
Prior to starting at UH, Anneliese worked with survivors of sexual assault and other forms of gender-based harassment. Once at UH, she was part of the team who developed in-person trainings for all 8,000+ UH employees on Title IX, reporting policies, and how to compassionately support survivors of sexual assault. With the WGRC, Anneliese hopes to address larger societal norms that contribute to the prevalence of sexual violence and gender inequity.
Anneliese holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts from The George Washington University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at UH. While at UT, she was named a Rapoport Service Scholar and an Archer Fellow. In 2017, Anneliese was a finalist for the Texas Tech University President’s Excellence in Gender Equity Award and she was named the University’s Ally of the Year by the Gender & Sexuality Association. Anneliese is a board member of New Leaders Council-Houston and Fund Texas Choice.
In her free time, Anneliese loves doing crossword puzzles, re-reading Harry Potter, and eating any cupcake she is given.
Manager, Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS)
Devon Fan, MSW (she/her/hers)
Devon Fan began her position as the WGRC Sexual Misconduct Support Services Manager in 2020. She received her master’s from the UH Graduate College of Social Work in May 2019, where she completed internships at BakerRipley and Las Americas Newcomer School. Before enrolling in UH, Devon worked as a Customer Service Clerk for the Houston Public Library.
From 2015-2017, Devon served as a volunteer hotline advocate on the domestic violence and rape crisis hotlines at the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC). While at HAWC, she provided resources, shelter access, information on intimate partner violence, referrals, and support services to 30+ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault weekly. With the WGRC, Devon hopes to work with the UH community to further prevention and awareness of gender-based violence. In addition to being trained in Crisis Intervention, Devon also has experience in program planning and evaluation, asset-based community development, and civic engagement.
In her spare time Devon enjoys taking care of plants, doing hot yoga, and watching Netflix.
Manager, Gender Equity Programs
Javier Carmona, M.Ed. (he/him/his)
Javier joined the WGRC as Manager of Gender Equity Education in January 2020 where he intends on addressing the systems of power that perpetuate and sustain gender inequity. Before this role, he served as a Scholar Relations Coordinator for the Terry Foundation Scholarship Program where he advanced student success-centered relationships with the scholarship recipients, university representatives, and program alumni from various public state institutions. While working with the Terry Foundation he successfully launched initiatives and events which provided affirming and accessible spaces for the scholarship candidates and recipients.
Javier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University and a Master of Education focused on Diversity and Equity in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Javier currently serves as a board member for The Center for Healing Racism, a local nonprofit aimed at empowering, educating, and connecting community members on their continued journey of understanding the impact inequity has on disadvantaged populations.
In his free time he enjoys exploring the city and spending time with his Goldendoodle, Leo.
Rylie Jefferson (she/her/hers)
Rylie joined UH in July 2018; she serves as the Office Coordinator for both the WGRC and LGBTQ Resource Center. Rylie previously worked at Houston Community College as a financial aid assistant. She will be obtaining her Associates Degree in Applied Science this fall from HCC then transferring to UH to pursue a Bachelor in Human Resource Development. She has advocated for the LGBTQ community for well over 10+ years. She currently sits on the board for SOSU (Save Our Sisters United) which is Houston’s first and only organization for Trans and cis-gendered women. She always looks forward to learning new things, trying everything at least once and growing. She’s excited to be a part of the LGBTQ and Women and Gender Resource Centers along with providing support for the staff and students.
Student Program Assistant
Leah Strawn (she, her, hers)
Leah is a senior Human Nutrition and Foods major. As the Student Program Assistant, she enjoys talking to students at tabling events and helping the WGRC plan meaningful events for the campus community. On the weekends, she can be found cooking creative meals, biking around her neighborhood, or seeing live music with friends.
Student Office Assistant
Dre Negrete (they, them, theirs)
Dre is a senior Photography/Digital Media major. They love to help staff and students around the office with anything they need. Dre loves animated shows, games, and manga, and they can always be found drawing, reading or writing.
Student Administative Assistant
Leslie Melgoza (she, her, hers)
Leslie is a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in Business Administration here. She enjoys working for WGRC because she is able to advocate for gender equity and empower students to be successful. She loves being in nature, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. Her main hobbies include cooking, thrift shopping, and watching documentaries.