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  Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Cross Cultural Centers
Dr. Bryan Hubain

Bryan Hubain

Email: bhubain@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

Dr. Bryan Hubain is the Assistant 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.

 

 

Lead Coordinator of Campus LGBTQ+ Initiatives 

Kirsten Vinther

Samuel Neil Byrd, MED NCC

Email: sabyrd@calpoly.edu

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

 

Samuel is an educator, consultant, national board-certified psychotherapist, and LGBTQ+ Resource Professional originally from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.  A 1st-gen professional and alumnus of Appalachian State University, Richmond International University of Rome, and NC State University, 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 campus / community activism.  He has served as a public school teacher and college lecturer, college counselor, Interfaith Chaplain, and community activist.  He is currently a presidential scholar at the Pacific School of Religion in the area of Queer, Womxnist, and Postcolonial Theology.

 

Whether in the halls of Vatican City, the Moral Monday marches on the capital of NC, 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 various Interfaith Initiatives within the Cross Cultural Centers for Cal Poly and the local San Luis Obispo community. 

 

  Lead Coordinator of Campus Multicultural Initiatives
Jose Leon

Marbeya Montero

Email: mcmonter@calpoly.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

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 Campus Gender Equity Initiatives
Francisco Gaspar

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  Social Justice Coordinator
Samantha Tran

Lillianne Tang

Email: lctang@calpoly.edu

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Alika Bourgette

Diane Le Strain

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Francisco Gaspar

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Francisco Gaspar

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