Kaitlin moved to Jacksonville from
Rochester, NY in August 2013 to join the University of North Florida staff. She
is an engaging and passionate LGBTQ professional who helps organizations
advance to the next level of diversity and inclusion goals through LGBTQ and
social justice advocacy, education, and support. Her current focus includes
institutional policy and cultural change for transgender inclusion, capacity
building for LGBTQ support services, development of resources through community
partnerships and fundraising, increased visibility of diversity support through
marketing and collaboration, meeting the needs of the LGBTQ community, and
outreach-based education for organizational cultural change. At the UNF LGBT
Resource Center, she leads program development, educational initiatives,
advocacy and policy updates, community outreach, and the development and
implementation of the Center’s annual goals.
Kaitlin has experience developing
initiatives, programs, and campaigns in LGBTQ advocacy, transgender inclusion,
feminist leadership development, reproductive justice, and mentoring with a
focus on young professionals and college students. She trains and consults on
gender and sexuality, transgender inclusion, diversity, social justice, and
meeting the needs of the LGBTQ population. Her research interests include
mentoring and LGBTQ students, the impact of social justice and inclusion
competency training, and community building efforts within organizations.
Currently, Kaitlin serves as a Southeast region co-coordinator for the
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, Vice President for
Diversity with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (First CoastChapter), and as a TransAction Florida advisory board member with EqualityFlorida. Kaitlin enjoys facilitating discovery and “a-ha!” moments for people
of all ages.
professional practice is guided by an inclusive and intentional approach,
centered on empowerment and community building. Her work is influenced by her
training in feminist, queer, and gender theories, critical cultural theory, and
communications/rhetorical studies. That practice has been informed by
experience in public policy campaigns and advocacy, public relations, education
and training, nonprofit service and leadership, direct service, and direct
action. Key focus areas are gender identity/expression, sexuality, transgender
inclusion, community organizing, reproductive health, diversity education and
training, and intersectionality.
Prior to joining
UNF, Kaitlin held professional positions at the University of Rochester’s Susan
B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Flower City Habitat for
Humanity, and Planned Parenthood of Western and Central New York. She earned a
Masters of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education
Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of
North Florida in 2016 and a Bachelors of Arts in Communication and Rhetoric
with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from Nazareth College in 2010.
In her free time,
Kaitlin enjoys distance running (as of February 2017 you can call her a
“marathoner”), eating (especially peanut butter), outdoor adventures, and
getting lost in a good book.
Dwan Love is the Program Coordinator for the University of
North Florida LGBT Resource Center. A UNF alum, Dwan received her B.A. in
Psychology with a minor in Social Welfare. At the UNF LGBT Resource Center,
Dwan works to create programming that supports and educates students and
provide a safe environment that advocates for all students regardless of sexual
orientation or gender identity and expression.
As a long-time advocate and activist, Dwan recently worked
with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality during the fight to pass a fully
inclusive human rights ordinance to Jacksonville. After the passage of the
human rights ordinance, Dwan briefly worked with Equality Florida as an
Outreach Coordinator, meeting with volunteers at LGBTQ pride celebrations
across the state, delivered trainings to volunteers, and planned events
concerning racial justice.
Dwan is passionate about issues concerning racial
inequities, food security, body positivity, and politics. In her free time, she
enjoys reading short stories, gardening (despite having a black thumb),
swimming, binge watching tv shows, and discovering new podcasts.
Logan assists Kaitlin in developing and implementing the goals of the LGBT Resource Center. A long-time UNF student, Logan received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science in Summer 2016. In Fall 2015 he attended UNF Professor Nancy Soderberg's Real Policy World class, which took him to Washington, D.C. There, he presented to officials in the State Department, the National Security Council, the CIA, and the office of Senator Bill Nelson. He credits the many hours he spent at the LGBT Resource Center for maintaining his sanity during Senior year.
Logan's educational experiences has gifted him with knowledge of advocacy, civic engagement, history, ethics, and social research. Prior to working at the LGBT Resource Center, he worked at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, where he helped facilitate fun and educational activities for families from all over the world. He loves books and spends most of his free time reading.
Elaine HoskingPronouns: she/her/hers I'm a Fine Arts major with a focus in Photography and minors in ASL and Professional Education. I'm originally from St. Louis, MO but I moved to Florida in 2012 and started at UNF in 2015. I hope to travel the world and eventually get my Master's degree in Interior Design. I'm also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta and hope to bring awareness of LGBT issues to Greek life and the community. I am beyond excited to be a part of the LGBT Resource Center's team and can't wait to get started!
Although a declared English and Sociology double
major, Sam seeks her Bachelor of Arts in a different area of expertise. With
UNF's Cross-Disciplinary Program, she intends to develop her skills in
Disability Studies. Sam now brings her cross-cultural and multidisciplinary
attitude to the UNF LGBT Resource Center. As a third year Club Can-Do
participant, she assists mentoring program coordinator, Angel Kalafatis, with
marketing, promotion, communications and event planning. She hopes to raise
further awareness of issues converging within the disability and LGBTQIA+
Jasmine ElisePronouns: she/her/hers, meow/mewsJasmine Elise is a junior at UNF, and had transferred to UNF in Spring 2016. Her current major is Psychology with a minor in Statistics. Jasmine is a very caring and happy person. She is a member of THRIVE, and she is a bridge between LGBT Resource Center and THRIVE. Jasmine runs the Trans Talks group with Kii. She identifies as a Transgender Asexual Romantically-Lesbian Female. Meow!
in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Jacksonville, Troy is a junior majoring in
Marketing at UNF. He identifies as a polyamorous secular humanist, introvert
and a total BizGeek. He wants to use private sector strategies and ethical
leadership implementation to support diversity initiatives both on campus and
within Jacksonville communities. His favorite musician is Steven Wilson and he
spends way too much time playing Overwatch and XCOM 2.
Pronouns: they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his
Charlie is the LGBT RC Staff's Mascot. Week to week, Charlie is passed from staff member to staff member as a way to recognize others for their efforts on staff. Enjoying life, comforting others and promoting self care are some of Charlie's favorite hobbies. Charlie identifies as a genderqueer owl-penguin and enjoys being up to date in the fashion realm. Charlie is in their second year on staff and is hoping for many more years to come.
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