Meet Our Staff

Meet our staff!

 

deyanire
Deyanire Del Toro, Educational Administration and Leadership M.A.

Coordinator for LGBTQ+ and Gender Programs & Services

Pronouns: she/her

Responsibilities: Supervise 3 student coordinators, oversee
yearly LGBTQ+ programming, work with administration to
continue to build inclusive LGBTQ+ spaces.

Interests/Hobbies: Record and movie shopping, walking
around thrift stores looking for hidden treasures,
playing with my cats Rei and Morgan and my puppy,
Olive, spending time with my partner watching movies,
eating delicious food, and drinking boba!

"Why do you do this work?": I have always had a passion
for social justice work and can’t believe I get to do
this everyday with students that are also passionate
about equity work. My long-term goal is to go on and
positively impact college campuses in my role by
continuing to build spaces and advocating for
marginalized students on campus. 

kiana
Kiana Medina, Liberal Studies B.A., Teaching Credential (in progress)

Graduate Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her

Responsibilities: Q Clothing Closet,
LGBTQ+ Educational Services, and Volunteer Program

Interests/Hobbies: Photographer and editor.
Loves to travel as much as possible with
her partner and her pup, eat all the local food,
and drink all the coffee. Unashamed bad dancing. 

"Why do you do this work?": Helping others is
what I was called to do, and advocacy is the perfect area for folks to use their voice to make change!
Educating others about identities/experiences is
a large part of the job, but I also learn something new almost everyday which is awesome and beautiful!

Ben Nehring, History B.A. (in progress)
Ben Nehring, History B.A. (in progress)

Student Coordinator

Pronouns: he/him

Responsibilities: the Queer Chronicles, condom supplier, transgender programs and services.

Interests/Hobbies: Anything nerd/comic related. Reading, writing, and watching television. Sleeping.

"Why do you do this work?": Because I was so
often educating the people around me about who
I was as a queer person that I figured I should just
get paid for it. Less jokingly, I was tired of having to educate everybody around me and wanted to try and help make it so that other queer people don't have to constantly do that as well.