Operations Team

Julianne Culey, Communication Specialist

Originally from Michigan, Julianne received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Marketing with a minor in Women’s Studies from Central Michigan University and chose to move to Phoenix promptly after in order to get out of the cold and enjoy the hot desert weather. While in Arizona she was able to spend time researching, learning, and exploring the world around her, eventually completing her Master’s of Arts in Sociology at Arizona State University. She credits her drive and determination to her mother who always insisted she could do anything her brother could and insisted she take all the same AP-level math courses that he did. During her studies, Julianne focused on the ways that technology has developed gender, class racial biases due to the lack of inclusivity in the developmental process. Without proper representation in the creation of new technologies, the end product is unlikely to be inclusive as well. Julianne's passion for women's rights, inclusion, and representation led her to seek out a position at CGEST, an organization that is committed to gender equity, in order to make an impact on the community she has grown to be a part of. Julianne considers Arizona to be her home and wants to do her part in creating a more inclusive environment for other girls and women in the state that encourages them to shape the technologies of their future.

Susan Galpin, Administrative Specialist

Susan achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sociology from Arizona State University in 2003. In 2018, she graduated with a Master of Legal Studies from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is a proponent of lifelong learning as it enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and individual development. She also holds that civic engagement makes a difference in civic life by promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
Currently, Susan serves her community as a member of the ASU Law Alumni Advisory Council and as a member of the City of Scottsdale Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. She also served on the City of Scottsdale Human Relations Commission that advocates and promotes all dimensions of diversity and works toward cultural awareness and unity.
Prior to her volunteerism in Scottsdale, she was a member of the City of Phoenix Office of Diversity, Brown Bag Lunch Series Board, whose mission it was to promote the value of cultural diversity for positive exchange among diverse groups. She also served as a Grants Review Panelist with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture as grants were awarded to non-profit cultural organizations for education and community-based activities. She also participated in the Returning Students Program at Arizona State University as a mentor to students returning to academia, and served as a proctor with the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments program.
While Susan has worked in a corporate law department environment over the last fifteen years, she welcomes the opportunity to return to Arizona State University and the School of Social Transformation as a staff member at CGEST.