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LGBT Resource Center Staff

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Dwan Love-Dinkens wearing a maroon shirt standing in front of a bamboo plant
  
 

Program Coordinator

Dwan Love-Dinkens

(904) 620-5197

d.love@unf.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Dwan Love-Dinkens 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.

 

Dwan is passionate about issues concerning racial inequities, food security, body positivity and issues concerning QTPOC. In her free time, she enjoys reading short stories, gardening (despite having a black thumb), swimming and discovering new podcasts. 

  

Haiden is wearing a black shirt, grey vest, black pants, and a red bowtie while doing finger guns
  
  Program Assistant

Haiden Baier

Pronouns: he/him/his

 

Haiden is a graduate student in the Masters of Social Work program at UNF and currently holds a Bachelors of Psychology from UNF as well. He was raised as a military brat and has lived in many states and even Italy before coming back to Jacksonville for college.

 

He came out as transgender when he was 20 and found a family and home in the LGBT Resource Center in his undergraduate career. He loves reading, learning new things, and his family. He eventually wants Kaitlin’s job or a similar position elsewhere in which he can help LGBTQ youth navigate a world that isn’t always for them.

 

Mayra Freed wearing a blue shirt and blue framed glasses standing next to a christmas tree   Assessment Assistant

Mayra Freed

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Mayra Freed is a recent UNF graduate with a B.A in sociology and a concentration in social welfare policy. She was adopted twice in her life and as a result, hopes to advance child welfare outcomes through policy enhancement. She intends to pursue a master’s degree in applied research to acquire additional research skills.

Mayra is passionate about diversity initiatives, specifically, racial inequalities, the LGBT community, and gender dynamics in all contexts. In her past time, she enjoys painting, researching her interests, and watching Netflix with her partner.

Student Assistants

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  Bones B
Pronouns: they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his

Bones is a second-year transfer student at UNF. They are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health: Public Health with a minor in Health Education. They love spending time cooking, watching movies with their cat, and playing a video game or two. They also have a small collection of toy robots shaped like dogs. 
  
Kii is wearing blue hat, gray top and heart button.
  
 

Kii Cash

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

 

Kii is a junior at UNF and their major is special education. They identify as a nonbinary genderqueer person. They were born in Ohio and their family currently lives in Maine. They are a member of the LGBT Speaker's Bureau. They love all types of animals and they are a self-proclaimed total nerd. They love sewing and doing other types of crafts, as well as special effects makeup. They also collect weird antiques, including clothes, spoons, and books. They are currently an exceptional student education major and after they finish at UNF, they will either teach middle school, go to graduate school to become an educator of the blind, or both.

   

Xzavier wearing a grey shirt with blue stripes
  
 

Xzavier Dail

Pronouns: he/him/his, they/them/theirs

 

Xzavier is a junior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution and also a minor is Chinese. He has been a transfer student for over 2 years. He is a female-to-male transgender person, who has been on hormones for over a year. He enjoys watching anime, listens to asian music (K-POP and J-ROCK), and loves animals and has a big 15 lbs cat named Courage.

  

Aliya gordon wearing black top and white and black skirt
  
  Aliya Gordon
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Aliya is a junior at University of North Florida, having recently transferred in Spring 2018 after obtaining her Associates degree at Broward College. Her current major is Fine Arts, concentrating in painting, drawing, and printmaking. She produces art pieces in her free time as “GoldSoul”. As an avid Netflix binge watcher, she’s seen practically its whole catalog of horror movies and thrillers. As a South Florida native, she also enjoys spending time at the beach and nature parks.
  
Sam is wearing a blue top
  
 

Samantha (Sam) Grossman

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Sam is a fourth-year student at the University of North Florida seeking her Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology. Her passions include reading and sleeping, especially in the Quiet Lounge. She assists with the promotion of Club Can-do, participates as a panelist in the LGBTQIA Speaker's Bureau, and helps manage the social media presence at the LGBT Resource Center. 

  

Miles is wearing a button-up shirt
  
  Miles Prower
Pronouns: he/him/his

Miles is a junior here at UNF. He is studying Visual Arts and minoring in Art History. He also works as a Resident Assistant for UNF Housing. Outside of academics, Miles is the President of Pride Club and on the planning committee of the Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition of 2019. He is a big fan of all things Disney and loves visiting the parks with his boyfriend and friends. Miles wants to one day open his own LGBT+ coffee shop.
  
International studies intern wearing maroon shirt with white buttons   Mara Schreiber
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Mara is double majoring in International Studies and Political Science here at UNF. Their goal is to see as much of the world as possible and foster acceptance and positive change while doing it. 

Staff Mascots

Charlie is wearing glasses and white shirt with blue bowtie, and has a jar with a rainbow brain
  
 

Charlie Flowers

Pronouns: they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his

 

Charlie is the LGBT Resource Center 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 mental 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 has been on staff since 2014 and is hoping for many more years to come.

  

Hazel the mascot
  
 

Hazel Nut-Bamboo

Pronouns: they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his

 

Hazel is the LGBT Resource Center Staff's Mascot. From week to week, Hazel 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 productive self care are some of Hazel's favorite hobbies. Hazel identifies as an agender baby sloth, who transcends gender, and enjoys being up to date in the baby fashion. This is Hazel first year (2018) on staff and is hoping for many more years to come.