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Professional Staff

 

  Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Cross Cultural Centers

Bryan Hubain

Email: bhubain@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Building 65, Room 217
805.756.7153

 

Dr. Bryan Hubain is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Cross Cultural Centers. Dr. Hubain received his Ph.D. from the University of Denver in Higher Education with a focus on Diversity and Higher Learning. Before Cal Poly, he taught Human Diversity at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he also served in the capacity of Diversity Specialist. His areas of research include the experiences of LGBTQ international students, practical and pedagogical applications of inclusive excellence, experiences of students of color, doctoral student socialization, and the intersections of sexuality and gender performance in the Caribbean. Dr. Hubain’s most recent publication can be found in the International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Higher Education, which focused on the use of critical race theory and counter-storytelling as a method for representing the experiences of students of color.

  Interim Assistant Director

Marbeya Montero

Email: mcmonter@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Building 65, Room 111F
805.756.7242

 

Beya is here to ensure that Cal Poly continues to have events and programs that serve diversity, equity and inclusion. Personally she supports, advocates, and develops our students in any way she can. She herself is a recourse for students and her work is a celebration of the culture they bring to Cal Poly.

 

She has her Master's in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State and specialize in re-imagining retention and recruitment initiatives for underrepresented students in higher education.

 

Lead Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Initiatives 

 

Samuel Neil Byrd, MTS MED NCC

Email: sabyrd@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His or They/Them/Theirs

Building 65, Room 214
805.756.2459

 

Samuel is a Gender & Sexuality educator, consultant, and national board-certified psychotherapist originally from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.  A 1st-gen professional and alumnus of Appalachian State University, Richmond International University of Rome, NC State University, and the Pacific School of Religion (Graduate Theological Union) Samuel has focused his studies on expanding access to public education, supporting students mental health and wellness, and dismantling systems of oppression through social justice education and community activism.  He has served as a public school teacher, college lecturer, college counselor, interfaith chaplain, and community activist.  His current research is focused at the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and religion and Queer, Womxnist, and Postcolonial Theology.

 

Whether in the halls of Vatican City, the Moral Monday marches on the capital of North Carolina, or in the classroom, Samuel advocates for underrepresented students and communities that celebrate diversity through a radical and enthusiastic practice of inclusion.  Samuel currently coordinates LGBTQ+ and Interfaith Initiatives at Cal Poly and the local San Luis Obispo community. 

  Social Justice Coordinator

Lillianne Tang

Email: lctang@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Building 65, Room 217
805.756.1405

 

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  Retention & Community Engagement Coordinator

Bri Damacio

Email: bdamacio@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Building 65, Room 217
805.756.1405

 

Bri will be working on the development and coordination of identity based and heritage month events. They will also be working on retention initiatives to support historically underrepresented students. Additionally, their work will contribute directly to creating opportunities for students to further their understandings of power, equity and diversity. 

 

Bri received their BA in Hispanic Studies and a minor in Gender and Women's Studies from Connecticut College.

 

  Coordinator of Men & Masculinities 

Nick Bilich

Email: nbilich@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Building 52, Room E5

805.756.2476

 

Bio Coming Soon

 

  AmeriCorps Pride Center Fellow (Project Manager)
Alika Bourgette

Eden Knapp

Email: edknapp@calpoly.edu 

Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs

 

Eden is a Cal Poly Graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Anthropology and Geography, with a concentration in Art History and minor is Women and Gender Studies. Throughout her college career, Eden was involved in the Cross Cultural Centers advocating for an inclusive and diverse campus environment. While working at the Pride Center, she hopes to continue that work and champion for, uplift, and support marginalized students. When not at work, she can be found watching movies, thrifting, celebrating Halloween every day of the year, or roller skating.


 

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