Salter Scharstein
Assistant Director

Salter Scharstein

Center for Intercultural Engagement
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Pronouns They/Them

Salter has a history of working in higher education, community organizing, and youth development work. Their passions for grassroots community organizing, facilitation, and justice- and equity-focused work were born out of their experiences learning and working within local and regional grassroots anti-racist and queer liberation movement spaces in the U.S. South. Their socialization into anti-oppressive equity work provided the foundation for them to collaboratively establish and develop a need-based grants program for trans and gender non-conforming people in South Carolina, as well as to become involved in supporting LGBTQIA2S+ young people.

Knowing that liberatory growth, learning, healing, and change is most possible in community, they are equal parts excited and grateful to have the opportunity to work as a member of a justice- and equity-focused team that centers relationships and fosters access to experiences of belonging. Currently, Salter finds joy and inspiration in disco dance parties, loud laughter, moments of connection and compassion, savory snacks, and the writing of bell hooks, Lama Rod Owens, and Lou Sullivan.

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