LGBTRC Resource Center Staff 

     
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Assistant Director

Kaitlin Legg 

(904) 620-5197

k.legg@unf.edu

Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

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.

 

 

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Program Coordinator
Jake Moore

(904) 620-5197

jake.moore@unf.edu

Pronouns: he, him, his

 

 

Jake is our newest professional staff member here at the LGBT Resource Center.  At the UNF LGBT Resource Center, Jake leads program development and educational initiatives while also focusing on advocacy and policy updates, 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 4 years of experience working in Higher Education. Having worked for the UNF LGBT Resource Center for one year as a student 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.

 

 Interns

Emily  

International Initiatives Intern

Emily Peters

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Emily is majoring in international business with minors in geography and finance. Emily also has 10 years of experience in various technologies and related fields plus, an A.A.S in Network Engineering. Emily has produced a manual for transgender resources in Jacksonville, FL. Emily has also done a study on the nature of how laws effect the movements of LBGT peoples with in the United States. Emily is a member of the Jacksonville Trans*action committee. Emily will be working on a study that looks to find the level of LBGT inclusiveness of other countries and organizations specifically ones that UNF sends students to study in and with.

 

 

 

Ian  

Evaluation and Research Intern

Ian Cleary

Pronouns: He, Him His, They, Their, Theirs

 

Ian is a senior sociology major with a minor in Spanish. Coming from a mixed Latino background, Ian's first language was Spanish. Because of this, he possesses a great interest in linguistics, cultural studies, and PoC activism. He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age 12 and is interested in the intersectionality between neuro-atypical and LGBTQ issues. Ian is an avid music nut who collects CD's and vinyl records and even writes and performs his own music. He has been playing piano since he was 17 and singing since he was 5. He also enjoys cult Sci-Fi TV shows and attends Sci-Fi/Fantasy conventions at least four times a year.


Student Assistants

 

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Student Assistant

Gero Dominguez

Pronouns: He, Him, His, they, theirs, her, she, her, hers

Gero is a sophomore at UNF and is thinking of majoring in sociology. In Gero’s spare time they enjoy studying religion as well as other controversial issues including racism, homophobia, classism, and misogyny. Before coming to UNF, Gero was homeless from the age of 16. Gero is originally from California but spend the majority of his life in Pennsylvania. Gero moved to Jacksonville when they were 19 and their life has been a journey. Despite some obstacles, Gero has made a lot of new friends and family. As a student assistant, Gero plans to focus on outreach toward UNF Clubs and Student Organizations to provide more services for the students on campus.  

 

sarah  

Student Assistant

Sarah Donnini

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Sarah Donnini is a Fine Arts major at UNF who moved back to Florida in 2009 after graduating high school in Washington state. She received her AA and AS 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 2 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. 

Margarita   Student Assistant  

Margarita Ruiz 

Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

Margarita came to UNF after receiving her AA 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." 

Dwan   Student Assistant 

Dwan Love

Pronouns: She, her, hers

 

Hello, 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!

 

Originally, 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!  

Asher  

Student Assistant

Asher Lightly

Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs 

Asher is a sophomore student here at UNF, majoring in Child Psychology. 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.  

Haiden  

Student Assistant 

Haiden Baier

Pronouns: He, him, his

Haiden moved to Jacksonville for college from Washington State. He was hired by the LGBTRC in September 2014. Haiden is a junior undergraduate student studying Psychology with a minor in Professional Education. He is also the current president of the UNF Pride Club.​

Nathan   Student Assistant 

Nathan Tosh

Pronouns: He, him, his

Nathan is a junior student here at UNF, majoring in English Secondary Education. He is a self-described feminist, and wants to work towards making equal opportunities for people of all walks of life. He has volunteered as volunteer coordinator in the past, and hopes to continue working with volunteers in the center, getting them involved in area's that interest them and they are passionate about.