Kaitlin Legg came to the University of North Florida LGBT Resource Center in August 2013 after two years at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies (University of Rochester) in Upstate New York. 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 nearly ten years of experience in developing inclusive and timely campaigns and programs within social justice causes, including previous work to develop feminist leadership, reproductive justice and LGBT initiatives for young professionals and college-aged youth with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York and the University of Rochester. Additionally, Ms. Legg has worked within campus-oriented campaigns advocating for diversity and inclusion. She is recognized by the UNF Center for Professional Development and Training as an LGBT Subject Matter Expert and trains other professionals on these topics locally and at national conferences. She has lead the way in expanding services and visibility at UNF for trans* individuals, including updated policies and procedures with the University Police Department, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, and Human Resources.
Kaitlin is a proud member of: the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality (Legislative and Gender Identity Education Committees), the Jacksonville Transgender Action Committee, Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, and the National Women’s Studies Association.
She has served on the boards and committees of: REAL (Rising Educators, Advocates, and Leaders) for Planned Parenthood, Girls Rock! Rochester, and the Trillium Health LGBT Community Health Center initiative. She is the youngest recipient of the Catharine Rowntree Advocacy Award from Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York and a finalist for the University of Rochester Presidents Award for Staff Community Service.
Kaitlin received a B.A. in Communication and Rhetoric and Gender and Women’s Studies in 2010 at Nazareth College of Rochester and is currently a matriculated graduate student in the Master of Education program at UNF, with a concentration in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. She works diligently to make education and wellness accessible to all students. She is committed to the inclusionary and intentional practice of social justice, including queer, feminist and anti-racist methodologies and frameworks. She loves bicycle commuting, outdoor adventures, eating (especially dessert), and getting lost in a good book.
Program CoordinatorJake D. Moore
Jake is our newest professional staff member here at the LGBT Resource Center. At the UNF LGBT Resource Center, Jake leads program development, educational initiatives, and student support while also aiding with advocacy, community outreach, and the development and implementation of the Center’s annual goals. He is currently working on his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration here at UNF. He acquired his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida in 2013 and his Associates degree in Psychology from Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida. Jake has four years of experience working in Higher Education. Having worked for the UNF LGBT Resource Center for one year as a Program Assistant, Jake acted as the Speakers Bureau Coordinator and Transgender Support Group Facilitator. Additionally, Jake has worked for the Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Florida in many capacities most notably as a Resident Assistant for three years. As a Resident Assistant Jake gained experience with programming, publicity, crisis management, peer educator training, and conflict management. While working with UNF's Department of Housing and Residence Life, Jake's main focus was promoting a community that fostered diversity. One of the ways he accomplished this was by serving on the D.I.V.E. (Different Individuals Valuing Equality) Committee in order to promote and educate students on diversity in the residence halls. Further, he served on the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s Green Team which focused on sustainability practice and education. Moreover, as a Resident Assistant he worked with the UNF Interfaith Center on campus by serving on the Interfaith Week Steering Committee in order to put on a week-long event surrounding religious pluralism. Prior to working in Higher Education, Jake worked for and volunteered at TiAnViCa Riding Academy, an equestrian center that works with individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Jake taught at-risk teenagers skills in an equestrian setting that aided in their development toward adulthood and he taught horseback riding skills to people of all ages who had physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities. Jake is committed to the promotion, advocacy, education, and inclusion of diversity. He thinks that the word community is best understood phonetically: “Come, Unity”. In his free time, Jake enjoys his passion for animals, the outdoors, food trucks, and the occasional science fiction novel.
Transgender Visibility and Awarenss Coordinator
Hilliard is a recent graduate from the University of Florida and is currently
pursuing his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at the University of North
Florida. The focus of his undergraduate education was primarily in Criminology
and Law with a special interest in human rights. Through volunteering and the
participation of research at the University of Florida, he has become an
elemental contributor in various forms of data pertaining to the criminological
and legal arena. Some of these research experiences include the collection of
information related to jury decision making, criminal perceptions, and criminal
profiling. He has also focused his attention on the art of Classical Studies,
which has provided him with the fundamental knowledge associated with ancient
Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean culture via languages, art history, ancient
history, archaeology, philosophy, and comparative literature. This has expanded
his education beyond the United States’ Criminal Justice System; consequently,
his credentials are effectively authorized on a global scale.
is a Fine Arts major at UNF who moved back to Florida in 2009 after graduating
high school in Washington state. She received her A.A. and A.S. degrees from
Florida School of the Arts at St.Johns River State College in 2013 and
transferred to UNF in the Fall of that same year, where she is now pursuing two
bachelor's degrees in Fine Arts. After only a few weeks at UNF, she volunteered
as Events Coordinator of Pride Club; a position which she still currently
holds. Sarah is an extremely open minded person who enjoys educating and being
educated on anything and everything, believing that knowledge is the best
weapon against ignorance.
Sarah sees herself as highly
approachable with a deep respect for confidentiality, and hopes that others will
also see her in the same light. She loves all types of people and cultures,
exploring as much as she can, about both, in her free time. Sarah has been
singing her whole life, and tries to accompany herself on the guitar as best as
she can. She loves all types of music, but listens to her oldschool record
collection more than any other music media. She loves animals and nature, but
especially her 14 year old cat, Peanut butter, and her plants, which are both
almost like her children.
came to UNF after receiving her A.A. from Florida State College at Jacksonville
back in 2012. Once at UNF, she heard about the LGBT Resource Center through her
brother where she began attending soon enough on a daily basis. Being a part of
the center has helped to open Margarita's mind to many things she wasn't aware
of. Margarita is a very open minded and easy going person who loves debating
ideas and learning about everything. Most of her time is spent at school, her
internship, work, with family and friends, with her pets (3 German Shepherds
and a cat), and watching makeup and hair tutorials at home. Margarita's main
goal is to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UNF and to
continue with her education somewhere outside of Jacksonville, Florida.
"Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, know what's
even scarier? Regret."
my name is Dwan Love. I’m not very good
at writing about myself; so much pressure to include everything that is
relevant and essential. So please bear with me!
from Philadelphia, Pa. Dwan moved to Jacksonville in 2009. She started at UNF in
2013 and has loved it ever since! Dwan is a senior majoring in Psychology with
a minor in Social Welfare. Her career goal is to become a Clinical Psychologist
working with the LGBT community, homeless youth, or trafficking survivors. While
Dwan is extremely nervous about working at the LGBT Resource Center, she is super excited and can’t wait to start!
Orion Asher Lightly
OrionAsher is a sophomore student here at UNF, majoring in Child Psychology.
Orion Asher has helped with anything they can alongside the LGBTQ resource center,
including volunteering and giving a workshop on Respecting the Transgender
community at the Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition. They are an active member
of the Trans Support group offered here at the center and are able to assist in
finding resources or information on such topics.
Justin is a
junior at UNF and is majoring in sociology that moved back to Jacksonville in
2012 after graduating from a South Florida high school. They have helped a lot with bringing asexual
and aromantic issues to the Resource Center starting in 2012. In 2012, they led a Living with Pride event
on Asexuality. In 2014, they were hired
to be a student assistant and adapted the Asexual Discussion Group to an Ace
and Aro Support Group which they continue to lead today.
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