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Meet Our Gender + Equality Center Staff

Come visit us:
Oklahoma Memorial Union
900 Asp Avenue, Suite 247
Norman, OK 73019

Or call us: (405) 325-4929

Office Hours: M-F, 8am - 5pm

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Position is currenlty in the hiring process.

Bliss Brown, Programs Coordinator


Bliss Brown is the Programs Coordinator for the OU Gender + Equality Center. In this role she oversees the University’s sexual violence prevention efforts, including the Step In, Speak Out and Our Voice programs. She is also an OU Advocate.

Bliss has a long history at the Gender + Equality Center. As an undergraduate student, she was heavily involved with the Gender + Equality Center as a Peer Educator, Greek Ally Task Force member, and Gender-based Violence Prevention intern. Bliss was active in many other areas of campus throughout her undergrad years, including Camp Crimson Staff, Campus Activities Council, and Greek Life. In 2016, Bliss received the Rennie Cook Student Life Appreciation Award in recognition of her years of service to Student Life at the University of Oklahoma.

Before joining the Gender + Equality Center team Bliss worked as the Prevention Education Coordinator for the Norman Women’s Resource Center, teaching healthy relationship dynamics in K-12 and community settings. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Rape Response Advocate for the WRC Rape Crisis Center.

Bliss received her B.A. in Human Relations and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2016.

Elisa Sullivan, OU Advocates Case Manager

Elisa Sullivan

Elisa (Eli) Sullivan is the Case Manager for the OU Gender + Equality Center. In this role, she manages and monitors gender-based violence and harassment cases for OU Advocates, a 24/7 crisis line for the OU community. She also serves as an advocate on the OU Advocates team to provide support and assistance for those experiencing gender-based violence.

Prior to this role, Eli was a Graduate Assistant in the Gender + Equality Center and was involved in prevention education programs such as Step In, Speak Out and Our Voice. She played an integral role in planning and fundraising for Mosaic: Social Justice Symposium and the GEC's annual fundraiser, the Pink & Black Ball. During this time, she earned an M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs.

Before attending the University of Oklahoma, Eli received her Bachelor’s degree in Education at Saint Louis University. 

Jordan Weaver, LGBTQ Program Coordinator + Advisor

Crissy Young, Office Manager + Assistant to the Director

Crissy Young is the Office Manager and Assistant to the Director for the Gender + Equality Center.  In this role, she is responsible for the day to day operations of the office and assists with the many exciting programs the center provides.  She is also an OU Advocate.

Before joining the Gender + Equality Center, Crissy was the Administrative Assistant for the University's Center for English as a Second Language.  She has also been active in the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama, where she directed “In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)” by Sarah Ruhl and “Patient A” by Lee Blessing. 

Crissy received a Bachelor of General Science in Theatre and Film from the University of Kansas.