Our Team

Board Members

Haleigh Marcello


Founder, executive director

Haleigh Marcello is a Ph.D. candidate in American History at the University of California, Irvine (expected to graduate June 2025). Her research interests broadly encompass the histories of gender and sexuality in the mid-to-late 20th century United States. She is currently working on completing her dissertation research on the influence of suburbia on Orange County queer activism.

Haleigh is trained in archival research, oral history, digital humanities, and public history. She is passionate about ensuring that history does not stay within the confines of academia, and is freely available to the public — especially the communities it came from. For more information on Haleigh, please visit her website.

Anat Schwartz


Co-founder, chief Financial Officer

Anat Schwartz is a feminist scholar interested in community-based research and transnational feminist activism. Anat is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies (feminist emphasis) from the University of California, Irvine in June 2022.

Anat is interested in reproductive justice, digital sexual violence, community-engaged research, and queer feminist activism. She is trained in intersectional and interdisciplinary research, including archival research, qualitative methods, and ethnographic research methodologies. For more visit her website.

Angelique Hulce


treasurer, artist

Angelique is an artist working in Brooklyn (website).

Elizabeth Hulce



Elizabeth has a bachelors degree from UC Riverside in Sustainability Studies, with a focus on gender, sexuality, and how environmental changes impact minority populations. Her research touches on viewing global climate change through a feminist lens.

Staff & Consultants

Kevin Nam


Web Admin

Consults on website development and management


Hunter Ung


Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 intern

Hunter is a 4th year history major at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include Cold War Latin American history and counterculture movements in the United States.
Hunter loves finding the humanity and untold stories that are a part of history and is more than excited to begin researching LGBTQ+ stories in Orange County. Hunter writes: “This is especially interesting to me because I have seen how close minded the people in my hometown, Huntington Beach, can be.”

Savannah Gonzalez


Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 intern

Savannah is a third-year history major at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests are eclectic, ranging from Ancient Classical Societies to Cultural Movements in the United States. Savannah loves dissecting aspects of cultures and society that were once important to communities and have since been hidden or pushed aside. As someone raised in Orange County with an interest in its history, Savannah is excited to start helping on bringing the queer history of Orange County to the surface for others to see.

Harry Tate-Pascua


Winter 2024 intern

Parent of a 10-year-old grumpy cat, Harrison is a third-year sociology and English major at UCI. Harrison’s interests range from many areas, whether it be his mutual aid work providing aid to transgender and gender non-conforming people within his hometown of Santa Clarita or her artistic endeavors being the co-founder and Guild Master of Ye Olde Theatre Eaters, a UCI Shakespeare club dedicated to making theater accessible and diverse. Harrison plans to get his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and his PhD in sociology, specifically on recontextualizing therapy with a sociological approach. Harrison is excited to be helping to preserve OC queer history, and is especially excited to be able to apply a sociological lens in regards to understanding why events happened and what it means now sociologically speaking.

Sarah Pérez Muñoz


Winter 2024 intern

Sarah is a fourth-year double major in Political Science and Chicano Latino Studies with a minor in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests span from potential policies for immigration reform to understanding how immigration status influences political engagement. Sarah is deeply passionate about sociopolitics and aspires to serve as a policy advisor for the federal government one day. She attributes her academic and professional interests to her upbringing as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She has joined OCQHP to broaden her understanding of the Queer community and to cultivate critical research skills that will aid her in her graduate career pursuits.