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2021 UC San Diego Faculty, Academic, and Staff Out List

These out UC San Diego LGBT faculty, academics and staff have committed to being a part of the visible presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. With this Out List, these faculty, academics and staff hope to present a welcoming, open, diverse and public community to all who look for their leadership on campus with undergraduate and graduates students, in research units and laboratories, at the UC San Diego Medical Centers, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Through their efforts, UC San Diego strives to live the Principles of Community in a complete and inclusive way.

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Faculty & Academics

**Please note that some individuals may no longer be working on campus and the list will be updated accordingly before the end of 2021


Name Pronouns Title Department
Amy Adler she/her/hers Professor Visual Arts
Anna Joy Springer She and or they - femme Associate Professor / Literature/ Literary Art  Literature
Anya Gallaccio She, her , hers Professor, Visual art Vis Arts
Ari Larissa Heinrich He/They/She Associate Professor Literature Department
Arun Kumar He/him/his Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering
Ashley Juavinett she/her/hers Neuroscience Division of Biological Sciences
Charles Means Department Chair Theatre and Dance
Cory Root he/him/his Assistant Professor Neurobiology
Daniel Lee he, him, his Clinical Professor of Medicine/Internal Medicine/HIV Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases/UCSD Owen Clinic
Dante Segundo Nurse Manager 10 East Medicine - UC San Diego Health
David Quarfoot He/Him/His Assistant Teaching Professor Mathematics
Dredge Kang Assistant Professor Anthropology/Global Health/Critical Gender Studies/Transnational Korean Studies
Emily Johnston she/her/hers Associate Director of Writing and Lecturer Thurgood Marshall College
Emily Grossman she/her/hers Lecturer Division of Biological Sciences
Eric Geiger he/him Professor/Dance/Performance Theatre and Dance
Gabriel Wagner he/him/his Assistant Professor of Medicine Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Garry Winkler he/him/his Medical Toxicology Fellow/Emergency Medicine Physician Emergency Medicine
Geoffrey West He/Him/His Lecturer/History and the Humanities/Intellectual History of Empire and Citizenship Revelle Humanities/Analytical Writing Program
Isaac Martin he/him Professor Urban Studies and Planning
Itay Budin he/him/his Assistant Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ivano Caponigro Associate Professor Linguistics
James Nieh he/his/him Professor of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution Division of Biological Sciences
Jenn Rosen She/her/hers Lecturer Sociology
Jennifer Carr she/her Assistant Professor Philosophy
Jesse Jokerst He, Him, His Associate Professor NanoEngineering
Jordan Crandall He Professor Visual Arts
Julie Celebi she/her MD, Family Medicine Family Medicine
Justin Meyer he, him, his Assistant Professor / Evolutionary Biology / Virus evolution Ecology Behavior and Evolution
Kazim Ali he/him Professor Department of Literature
Lukas Austin-Page He, him, his Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Matthew Carazo He/him MD, Cardiovascular Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Medicine
Michael Todd Professor Structural Engineering
Nathan Shaner He/him/his Associate Adjunct Professor Neurosciences
Nicholas Scanlon he/him/his Fellow Physician Allergy and Immunology
Patrick Anderson he/him/his Professor Communication
Paul Mpagi Sepuya he/him/his Associate Professor Visual Arts
Peter Chira he, him

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics-  Rheumatology
Sean Kenmore he/his/him VA Staff Physician Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine
Steven Boggs he/him/his Dean/Professor Division of Physical Sciences/Physics
Teevrat Garg he/him Assistant Professor of Economics School of Global Policy and Strategy
Yizhuang You He/Him/His Assistant Professor University of California, San Diego


Graduates and Post Docs

Name Pronouns Title Department
Adam Caparco he/him Postdoctoral Researcher in Precision Agriculture and Living Materials Nanoengineering
Amanda Wacker She/her/hers PhD Student Division of Biological Sciences
Austin Carter he/him/his Graduate Student Researcher Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Channing Prend he/him/his PhD Candidate in Physical Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Eric Lybrand He/His Doctoral Student Mathematics
Evan Boyle he/him/his Molecular biology Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Hannah Adams she/her/hers Marine Chemistry Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Hannah Adams she/her Graduate Student Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jessica Goodheart she, her, hers Evolututionary and Marine Biology Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jessica Goodheart she, her, hers Evolututionary and Marine Biology Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Joebert Rosal He/Him/His Medical Student School of Medicine
Junhui XU he/him International Affairs School of Global Policy and Strategy
Kasson Marroquin He/him/his they/them/theirs Stage Management MFA Student Theatre and dance
Kyle Kehrer He/Him/His Theoretical Astrophysics Physics
Pablo Lara Gonzalez he/him/his Cell Biology Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Samuel Elgin He, Him, His Postdoctoral Fellow Philosophy
Saroj Gourkanti He/Him/His Graduate Student interested in developmental and regenerative cell biology Neal Lab, Biological Sciences
Steven Beardsley He/him/his Literatures in English: Filipino American Literature Literature
Tariqul Islam Data Science Statistics


**Please note that some individuals may no longer be working on campus and the list will be updated accordingly before the end of 2021



Name Pronouns Title Department
Ana Bowens she/her Case Manager Student Affairs Case Management
Andres Elvira he/him/his Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant Center for Student Involvement
Andrew SchaufAnderson He, Him, His Program Assistant Student Veterans Resource Center
Angela Tyler She/her/hers Administrative Specialist Medicine
Anna Levitt She/her Energy Manager/Mechanical Engineer UC San Diego Health Facilities Engineering
April Wateska Nurse Manager 10 ICU Hillcrest
Art Cruz He/Him/His Human Resources Advisor Health Human Resources
Arthur Alvarez He/Him/His Academic Advisor Sixth College
Balkys Robles She, her, hers eLearning Development | Digital Media BFS: BTOp - Workforce Optimization
Baramee Peper Anan he/him/his Senior Academic Counselor ERC Academic Advising
Ben Wilson he/him/his Cae Manager Student Affairs Case Management Services-VCSA
Christian Gonzalez She/Her/Hers Assistant Coordinator Undocumented Student Services
Christopher Anderson He, Him, His Director of Residence Life HDH
Christopher B. DeSaulniers Senior Operations Manager, Employee Relations Human Resources
Christopher Dayss He|Him|His Associate Director HDH
Christopher Desaulniers Human Resources Campus Human Resources
Christopher Spurling he/him/his Health Educator Student Health and Well-Being Cluster: Health Promotion Services
Christopher Spurling he/him/his Health Educator Health Promotion Services (UCSD Student Health and Well-being Cluster)
Colin King He/Him/His Program Coordinator SOM Grad Programs / Medical Scientist Training Program
Crystal Green she, her, hers Director HR/Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
Dana Pysz He, him, his Director of Residential Life Warren College
David Carlos He, His, Him Business Technology Support Analyst Information Technology Services
David Hutches he, him, his Enterprise Architect Information Technology Services
David Kersey he/him/his CAPS Psychiatrist CAPS
Dion Brown He, Him, His Radiology Residency Program Administrator School of Medicine
Erica Kirk they/them/theirs Undergraduate Student Services Advisor Urban Studies and Planning
Frank Lin he/him/his Senior Academic Advisor Sixth College
Fred West he/him/his Business Analyst 2 Web Content Management Team
Ginger Villareal Armas She/Her/Hers Post-Doctoral Resident Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Hillary Flocke she/her/hers Graduate Coordinator - Funding & PhD Program UC San Diego, Rady School of Management
Isabelle Amon She/Her/Hers Academic Counselor Warren College
Jaime High Labor Relations Advocate Human Resources
James Carranza They/Them/Theirs Student Success Coach Student Success Coaching Program
James DeLucia He/Him/His Outreach Coordinator Outreach Coordinators for International and Out of State Students
James Vermillion He, Him, His Director, Donor Strategy Advancement
Jamez Ahmad They, Them, Theirs Operations and Marketing Coordinator Cross-Cultural Center
Jasmine Williams they/she Office Manager Undergraduate Research (formerly AEP)
Jay Bryant He/Him/His Director of Graduate Admissions Rady School of Management - UC San Diego
Jeanette McConnell She/Her/Hers Education, Outreach & Diversity Coordinator NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment 
Jennifer Broomfield she, her, hers OPHD Director/Title IX Officer OPHD
Jerry Pang He/Him/His Graduate Academic Advisor GPS Student Affairs
Joe Costa He / Him / His Medical Coder HIM Department
Joe Cullen Senior Research Compliance Analyst Compliance Advisory Services
Joe Fejeran he/him/his Conference Specialist HDH Hospitality and Conference
Joe Mora he, him, his Clinical Social Worker UCSD Mother-Child-Adolescent Program
Johanna Spaeder she/her/hers Admissions Evaluator Graduate Division
Jonathan Matsen Business Intelligence Analyst Campus Budget Office
Jordan Peimer Executive DIrector ArtPower at UC San DIego
Joshua Morris Manager Physician Network
Juan Carlos Carranza He/Him/His Senior Success Coach, Eleanor Roosevelt College Student Retention & Success
Kafele Khalfani He/Him/His Dean of Student Affairs Warren College
Kai Wang Vice Chair of Administration Pathology
Karlyle Lim Executive Assistant Operations Administration
Kate Trulock she/her/hers Administrative Specialist / Project Analyst Health Sciences: Surgery / GI Surgical Oncology
Katie Mcann She/Her/Hers Sr. Associate Athletics Director Athletics
Katy Torres She/Her Statistician Psychiatry
Kelley Kozlowski she/her Sorority and Fraternity Life Advisor and Program Manager Center for Student Involvement
Ken Keziah He Him His Quality Assurance Analyst Registrar
Korie Houston he/him/his Programs and Operations Coordinator Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
LeRoy Ford He/Him/His Assistant Director of Residence Life Muir College
Luis Legaspi el-he-him-his Communication and Leadership Program Manager Center for Student Involvement
Marcy Ramirez she/her/hers Event Specialist University Centers
Maribel Gomez she/her/hers/ella Assistant Director for Education LGBT Resource Center
Marie Webber Her/she Hospital Administration Director's Office
Marvin Hanashiro he/him Community Outreach Coordinator Department of Medicine/UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center
Matt Sapien He/Him/His Administrative Assistant Summer Session
Matthew Arrollado He/Him/His Museum Educator Birch Aquarium at Scripps -- Education Department
Matthew Vanderbilt he, him, his, himself Director of Fiscal Affairs Medicine
Max Reinke he/him/his Programs and Communications Coordinator Global Education
Meredith Sweeney she/her/hers Assistant Director of Graduate Student Affairs Rady School of Management 
Michael Gangitano Senior Academic Counselor Thurgood Marshall College
Michelle Hermas Director International Affairs
Michelle Ybarra IT Asset & Procurement Coordinator Library
Rey Guerrero he, his, him Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life Eleanor Roosevelt College and International House
Rodney von Jaeger he/him Community Engagement Manager Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI)
Ronise Zenon she/her/hers IT Policy Coordinator Information Technology Services
Shannon Milligan She/her/hers Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development VCSA
Shawna Hook-Held she/her/hers Engaged Learning Tools Specialist Teaching + Learning Commons
Shiyin Yao She/her Biology researcher UCSD
Stacy Goldstein she/her/hers Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Rady School of Management
Stan Ostaszewski He / him / his Executive Assistant to the Controller Office of the Controller
Suzi Harlow she/her/hers Manager, Graduate Student & Instructional Services Division of Biological Sciences
Taylor Haglund She/Her/Hers Development Assistant Development/Library
Terence Hendrix he, him, his Clinical Research Coordinator Department of Psychiatry
Tori Bussey-Neal she/her/hers Student Success Coach Student Retention and Success
Trevor Guidinger he/him PhD Admissions and Recruitment Biological Sciences
Tyler Redden He, Him, His Assistant Director STRIVE Leadership Program BFS - BTOp