Meet the Staff

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities is currently staffed by three full time employees, three graduate assistants, and a group of amazing undergraduate employees and interns. Our staff work closely with LGBT student organizations and collaborate with various units across the Rutgers campus to develop relevant programs that highlight diversity, inclusion, and intersections of identity.

The Center aims to provide a supportive environment for all students while promoting opportunities for social justice, leadership, and personal/professional development.

Keywuan CaulkKeywuan Caulk 


Keywuan J. Caulk is the Director at the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities. Keywuan joined the Rutgers University—New Brunswick community in 2013. Within the Division of Student Affairs he has held roles with New Student Orientation & Family Programs and the Office of Residence Life — Busch Campus.  He is a past chair of the Diversity Council as well as the Regional Excellence in Student Affairs Conference.

He takes great Knight-pride in Fairleigh Dickinson University (Metropolitan Campus), where he obtained his Bachelors of Psychology in 2008. In 2012, he became a Husky-alum of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Masters of Education in Counseling with a dual focus in Student Affairs and Elementary Education.

Keywuan furthers his knowledge for social justice and equity practices in order to combat systematic oppression and eliminate discrimination. He strives to establish inclusive communities that contribute to the betterment of society at large, especially among colleges and universities.  He encourages you to ‘aspire to inspire’ achievement in every field of human endeavor!


Lindsay JeffersLindsay Jeffers

Assistant Director of Programming

Lindsay Jeffers (she/her) is the Assistant Director for Programming at the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. Lindsay was born and raised in Ohio and attended Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as Political Science. She then pursued a Master of Education degree at Rutgers University in College Student Affairs. Some of Lindsay's professional interests include: supporting LGBTQIA+ students, increasing access to higher education, student leadership development, and restorative practices. Lindsay began working at SJE in 2015 as a graduate student and has served as part of the full-time staff since 2018. Lindsay is proud to be a part of her students' journeys to graduation and proud to help advance equity and inclusion at Rutgers.


Darnell ThompsonDarnell Thompson 

Assistant Director of Education

Darnell Thompson (he/him) is the Assistant Director of Education at the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities (SJE). Darnell joined Rutgers University – New Brunswick Residence Life in 2017 as the Diversity Education and Outreach Coordinator and SJE in 2021. Within those roles he has committed himself to enhancing the student experience through inclusionary efforts that include facilitated trainings for faculty, staff, and student leaders.

Darnell received his undergraduate degree from Alfred University and his masters degree from Ithaca College. Currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeking an Ed.D with a concentration in Education, Culture and Society, Darnell prides himself on using research to advance his work as a scholar practitioner.


AnnMarie BurgAnnMarie Burg

Administrative Assistant

AnnMarie Burg comes to the Center with broad secretarial and administrative experience both in industry and university units. Since 2006, AnnMarie has worked at the Rutgers Business School, Linguistics and Engineering Departments.

AnnMarie first joined SJE in the fall semester of 2010.  She has seen many positive changes and growth at SJE and has had the privilege and honor to get to know and connect with SJE staff and the many of the students who work and visit the Center. Working at SJE is a labor of love and a sweet passion for AnnMarie.


Priyanka BharadwajPriyanka Bharadwaj 

CSA Graduate Program Coordinator

Priyanka Bharadwaj is the College Student Affairs Graduate Program Coordinator for the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. Priyanka was born in North Carolina but raised in Indiana and Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay for a Bachelor’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Culture and Gender Diversity. She worked on her previous campus in Dining Services, Residence Life, and Student Life and found a passion for social justice work. She knew she wanted to work with college students, so when the door to Student Affairs opened, she walked through to RU!

In her free time, she loves napping with her cat, trying new (and old) foods, traveling as much as possible, singing karaoke, and spending time with her friends.