LGBTRC Resource Center Staff

     
Kaitlin 2014 
 

 

Program Coordinator

 Kaitlin Legg

(904) 620-5197

k.legg@unf.edu

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

 

Kaitlin Legg comes to the LGBT Resource Center after two years as the Program Assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies (SBAI) at the University of Rochester in Upstate New York. She coordinated all of SBAI's campus-wide programming around LGBTQ and women's issues and assisted with community outreach in the greater Rochester, NY region and surrounding colleges and universities.

In her position at SBAI she collaborated with other programs and organizations on campus, including the Frederick B. Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the undergraduate Pride Network, the faculty and staff Pride Alliance, the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, the Warner School of Education's LGBTQ graduate student group, the counseling center, the student health center, the Interfaith Chapel, and the departments for student life and student housing. She also assisted with the development of the University's LGBTQ Studies program, assisted with all budget matters for SBAI, and completed the University's Safe Space "Train the Trainer" Program.

Her primary duties have been to help coordinate SBAI's annual (en)Gendered juried art exhibition on gender and sexuality, the annual Rainbow Lecture Series on LGBTQ Scholarship, the University-wide  LGBTQI Awareness Month, "Out in Reel": the LGBTQ Film Series, World AIDS Day activities, and undergraduate and graduate research conferences. She also managed and created content for SBAI's website, blog, Facebook, newsletters, and all promotional materials and print publications.

Kaitlin was active in Rochester as an advocate for LGBTQ individuals and women through her service on the Advisory Committee for Rochester's First LGBTQ Health Clinic and with the University of Rochester President's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In 2012 she received the Catharine Rowntree Advocacy Award from Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region, and in 2013 she was a finalist for the University of Rochester President's Award for Staff Community Service. She has volunteered for several community groups dedicated to developing creativity and confidence in young people (especially young LGBTQ individuals and young girls), including Girls Rock! Camp Rochester.

She is highly creative, competent, and energetic individual.  Kaitlin proudly identifies as a queer feminist committed to social justice for all.

 

 

 

Student Assistants


 

Alex  

Alex Ruiz

Student Assistant

Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his

 

Alex is the Co-Chair of the Orgullo Latino/a LGBT Group, and is the Volunteer Coordinator at the LGBT Resource Center.

In April of 2013, Alex received the Volunteer of the Year award at our annual Lavender Graduation. 

 

Born in Havana Cuba, Alex came to the United States in 2000 and has lived in Jacksonville ever since. Alex became involved with the LGBTRC

as a volunteer in Fall 2011, when he helped out with events and with UNF's Pride Club. He won the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award in Spring

2013. Alex is currently studying to earn a biology degree and hopes to attend medical school after he graduates this fall.

 

In his downtime, Alex enjoys reading, playing video games, and watching documentaries (yes, he finds them entertainign!). Alex is currently the

LGBTRC's Volunteer Coordinator and also serves as Pride Club's student government liason.

 

TYler Toomey 2013
 

Tyler Toomey

Student Assistant

Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his, gurl

 

Tyler is a senior at UNF majoring in Biology Education. He plans on teaching high school science when he completes his degree.

 

Tyler currently serves as the chair for the Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition 2014 Host Committee. FCPC will bring 500 students from 

across the state  to network and learn about LGBT issues within communities and on campus. He has worked with UNF Housing and

Residence Life as the RHA President and has advocated for gender inclusive/gender neutral housing on campus.

 

In 2008, Tyler was selected by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network to represent his home state as a GLSEN student organizer.

During that time he helped provide resources for students wanting to form Gay Straight Alliances. He also learned about legislative

advocacy and worked with state representatives to push for safe school legislation in NC.


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  Jake Moore
Student Assistant
Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his 

 

Jake is a graduate student majoring in higher education administration. He acquired his bachelors degree in psychology from UNF in 2013.

Previously Jake worked for the department of housing and residence life as a resident assistant. Jake has served on the D.I.V.E. (different individuals

valuing equality) Committee, Green Team, and Interfaith Week Steering Committee at UNF.

 Fantei  

Fantei Norman

Student Assistant
Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

Fantei graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Texas Christian University with a Masters in Liberal Arts.

She has worked in UNF's Housing and Residence Life department for over 4 years and in that time has been awarded the UNF Housing & Residential Life

 Best Attitude Award in 2009 and the Community Builder Award in 2011.


She is the mother of 4 and her commitment to college students alongside a desire to help strengthen diversity and continue to help build a community

that her children will one day inherit led to her involvement in the LGBT Resource Center. Her volunteer work there over the past year earned her a Volunteer

 of Year award at the annual Lavender Graduation in spring 2013.