Meet the LGBTQ+ Student Services Staff

Shy Wells

Shy Wells, MSW
Assistant Director, Multicultural Programs/LGBTQ+ Student Services


The Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs for LGBTQ+ Student Services focuses on the development of the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training Program, advising LGBTQ+ and Cultural student organizations, and the Heritage Months Series. 

A local Springfieldian, Shy completed a bachelor’s degree in May 2022 and a master's degree in May 2023, both from the social work programs right here at Missouri State University. Shy brings experience advising, advocating for LGBTQ students and families, and building relationships within the Springfield community. Additionally, Wells has previously worked in psychiatric care supporting teens and young adults in mental health crises by scheduling, facilitating group therapy, and providing resources for aftercare. They have earned certificates in Trauma-Informed Care, ABA Therapy, Crisis Intervention, and Group Therapy. 

Contact or visit her in the Multicultural Resource Center on the 1st floor of the Plaster Student Union!


Riley Brady

Riley Brady
Graduate Assistant


Riley serves as the Graduate Assistant for the LGBTQ+ Student Services.

Hey there, I'm Riley, a new graduate assistant for our Multicultural Programs! In Spring 2022, I completed my bachelor's degree at Missouri State University in psychology with a minor in criminology. Now I'm a graduate student studying experimental psychology. With my research, I aim to amplify underrepresented voices. In my free time, I check out new coffee shops, spend time with my cat, and play guitar.

Stop by and say hello! I look forward to meeting you soon!