Co-Chair of Q&A: Queer Straight Alliance: An LGBTQ+ United Faculty Sub-Committee, Co-Chair of the Queer Book Club
Hello! I am passionate about serving our community. I am autistic, demi/pansexual (only attracted to people’s minds; bodies are just ambulatory meat sacks to me!) and agender/non-binary. I figured I was just odd until 2017 when I found vocabulary that describes me and community of like-minded individuals. Weird to find words for yourself only in your late 30s. If I can help empower you to be more your authentic self in any way, please contact me!
Director – Student Life & Leadership
I am a mother of a beautiful, fierce and strong LGBTQ+, college-aged young adult who recently came out three years ago. It was through the loving help of another FC student who came out to me and I introduced her to my daughter because my mother’s intuition was telling me that my daughter was struggling inside and needed another safe person to speak to. This student gave my daughter the strength and courage to openly come out three years ago—first to me, and then to our family. I’m not perfect in this journey because I am still in the midst of transformation as a parent who is learning to be as supportive as I can for the LGBTQ+ community, and as my daughter continues to find her new voice in this world. But I really do believe in unconditional and courageous love and having that be a reflection in all that I do as the Director of Student Life and Leadership for Fullerton College. I have been married to my husband of more than 20 years, we have two kids that we are very proud of, and one loving golden retriever. I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership Program at Cal State Fullerton. I love to write and do anything that stirs the mind and soul on a creative level. I am a loyal Lakers fan and I still love the Chargers even if they left San Diego!
LGBTQIA+ Liaison / Acquisitions Strawbrarian
As the resident strawbrarian, I hope to help queer students feel welcome @ our library. I co-chair both the Queer Book Club and Q&A: Queer Straight Alliance (an LGBTQIA+ United Faculty subcommittee). As a pan/demisexual, I’m pumped to start co-advising QPOC, and to assist with the LGBTQIA+ student support group. My involvement in queer advocacy began in the mid-nineties with the LGB Club at Louisiana State University (I still recall the LGB Club meeting where we transitioned to the name, “LGBTQ Club.” We were like, “Hmm…what are all these new letters about?”🤔)