GEO Office

Phone: (734) 995-0221

339 E. Liberty, Suite 340
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Officers, 2018-19

Emily Gauld, President |

Molly Brookfield, Vice President |

Mike Mei, Treasurer |

Johann Hariman,

Yael Kenan, Head Steward |

Luis Flores & Umang Varma, Communications

Dory Fox & Feng Zhu, Grievance

Katie Berringer & Sasha Bishop, Organizing

Jennifer Piemonte & Devlin Mallory, Platform Development

Vidhya Aravind & Persephone Hernandez-Vogt, Solidarity & Political Action (SPAC)

Umang Varma, Website



Denise Bailey, Staff Organizer
Denise became active in GEO her first year of graduate school, first as a steward for her department (Sociology) in 2007, then the following year as Treasurer and the year after that as President and Co-Chair of the Disability Access Caucus. Throughout her tenure as a graduate student she has seen two bargaining campaigns; she was also a key player in the disability access campaign in 2009 and 2010. She is passionate about keeping unions strong on campus and across Michigan. She is also a mother of a three year old and long-time Bikram yoga practitioner.

Liz Ratzloff, Staff Organizer |
Liz taught as a GSI while pursuing a MS in Environmental Informatics and Conservation Ecology from the School of Natural Resources and Environment in 2017. Before attending UM, she was an organizer for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. She brings a strong background in leadership development and database management and is passionate about helping GEO continue to be a leader in the wider labor movement. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs and living a balanced life.

Yvette Patrick, Finance and Office Manager