Agustin Garcia Badillo (They/Them/Theirs)
coordinator - Pride Center
Agustin Garcia Badillo oversees the Pride Center. A few identities that have molded their pedagogy when working alongside minoritized people is being a Reconnecting-Indigenous person, navigating most of their education as Undocumented, and being Non-Binary. It’s important to mention that they were born in a Latin American country but raised and socialized in East Los Angeles for the majority of their life. In terms of their education, they received a bachelor's degree from Cal State LA in Sociology with an Emphasis in Inequalities and Diversities and a minor in Child Development. Most recently, they attended the University of Southern California where they received a Master's degree in Educational Counseling.
They’ve worked alongside many historically marginalized communities (LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Low-Income, Undocumented, people with Disabilities, and First-Generation students) and together they’ve tackled external issues that communities have internalized or dealt with. They’ve accomplished the work of dealing with trauma through therapy, other holistic forms of healing, mentoring, and programming. .
Their goal here as the Pride Center Coordinator is to create a safe space for LGBTQIA+ folks especially those with intersecting identities (BIPOC, Undocumented, people with Disabilities, etc) to live and speak their truth as they wish. They also hope to build a support system that transcends beyond a room, center, and university. They plan on accomplishing this through equity minded practices and leading from a place of love. It takes a community to build or re-build something and the work starts within ourselves.
Master of Education – University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts – California State University, Los Angeles