Board of Directors

Officers

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Kyle Duarte

President
he/him
Washington, DC
Product Design ’05

Kyle is an accessibility consultant who graduated from Stanford’s Product Design program. Kyle in addition to advising clients on accessibility best practices, he provides sign language interpreting and realtime captioning services through his firm, The Kyle Duarte Company. He is seasoned at managing diverse project teams across disciplines, abilities, languages, nations, and locations. He completed his doctoral studies in France and currently lives with his husband in Washington, DC.

Gus Hernandez

Vice President
he/him
San Diego, CA
Communication ’99

Gus is from Los Angeles, CA, and graduated from Stanford with a BA in Communication. He lived in San Francisco for 14 years, and served as President of the Board of Directors of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, where he led advocacy efforts for diversity and affordable housing. Gus moved to San Diego in 2019 and is currently the Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

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Will Frankenstein

Secretary
he/him
Washington, DC
Mathematics ’07

Will is from New York and graduated from Stanford with a BS in Mathematics. After Stanford, he moved briefly to DC and then earned his PhD at Carnegie Mellon, where he co-founded Allies Grad/CMQ+, CMU’s graduate student LGBTQ+ student group. He has moved back to Washington, DC and is currently a data scientist in Deloitte’s government and public sector market and an Adjunct Lecturer in Georgetown’s Mathematics & Statistics department. He enjoys dim sum, Dr. Frankenstein jokes, and helping connect other east coast bound alumni.

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Jason LIN

Treasurer
he/him
New York, NY
BA, Political Science ’20

Jason is originally from New York but grew up in Wisconsin. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and was one of Stanford Pride’s Huffington Fellows. Since graduating, he was a co-founder of a VC-backed hardware startup and later transitioned to a role in technology M&A. In his free time, he enjoys revisiting Plato’s Republic, supporting queer non-profits, and practicing piano so that he can fulfill his pipe dream of performing at Carnegie Hall.

Board Members at Large

ADONIS RUBIO

Board Member
he/him
Stanford, CA
Biology ’21

Adonis grew up in Long Beach, California and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology, Microbes and Immunity in 2021. Disturbed by the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on the queer community, Adonis was drawn to biomedical research during his undergrad with the ambition to develop an accessible vaccine for HIV. Now, Adonis is a PhD student at Stanford Medicine in the Immunology Program working on vaccine design for infectious diseases including HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Adonis enjoys nature walks, hanging with friends, re-binge watching Friends and The Office, and finding an excuse to grab a coffee!

Angel Fabian

he/him, she/her, they/them
San Francisco, CA
AB Human Biology ’99

Angel is currently part of the clinical team at Lyon-Martin Health Services, a historic queer womyn’s clinic that has expanded services to trans masculine and feminine and GNC/NB people. He/She/They are immigrant, curanderx, ballroom house parent, two-spirit/queer, Zapotecx/Xicanx activist and organizer whose life experience has enabled him/her/they to connect, advocate with/for, uplift and celebrate community members from all walks of life. Angel has a doctorate in medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and a Master’s in non-profit administration from University of San Francisco. With a 20+ year history of progressive policy, advocacy, and management experience across a range of public health settings, including community-based organizations, community health centers and public health departments, Angel possesses a strong and unwavering history as a Latinx HIV/AIDS, POC LGBTQI and immigrant rights advocate. He/She/They are also the co-founder of Mi Vida Loca Collective (aka La Familia de Stanford), the first student led, Latinx social support group at Stanford.

ASHLEY PHORD-TOY

she/her
Stanford, CA
Political Science ’22

Ashley is a co-term student at Stanford studying political science and community health. She is a proud Canadian from Vancouver who enjoys working on projects to promote access to preventative healthcare for vulnerable populations (including immigrants, people of colour, and people in the LGBTQAI+ community). On campus, Ashley is a tour guide for the Stanford Visitor’s Center, Co-President of the King International Development Association, and Co Executive-Director of the Alternative Breaks Program with the Haas Center for Public Service. Most importantly, Ashley is an avid goodreads peruser and overly enthusiastic sudoku player.

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Bri Lister

she/her
San Francisco, CA
Mathematical & Computational Science ’14

Bri grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated with a B.S in Mathematical Computational Science. Since graduating she’s worked in Product Analytics at several San Francisco companies and currently works as a Data Scientist at DoorDash. In her free time she supports SF queer nonprofits and plays in a variety of queer sports leagues in San Francisco.

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Chris Lucas

he/him
Los Angeles, CA
Computer Science ’18
MA Computer Science ’19

Chris is originally from the sunny suburbs just outside Los Angeles. Chris grew up as a competitive dancer, training in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. After attending Stanford for undergraduate and graduate school, he is now thoroughly enjoying his role as a software engineer at Instagram, Facebook Inc where he also helps lead the company’s largest LGBTQ+ ERG. He firmly believes in the importance of finding community for all dimensions of oneself including sexual and gender orientation. This motivates him to allocate his time towards creating safe, inclusive and uplifting spaces for his queer community. For these reasons, Chris is excited to serve the Stanford LGBTQ+ alumni!

Elaine Kim

she/her
San Francisco, CA
English ’21

Originally hailing from Korea, Elaine graduated Stanford in ‘21 with a B.A. in English. While in undergrad, she worked for QSPOT as student staff, wrote a novel, and worked on a legal SaaS startup. She lives and works in San Francisco as a Business Analyst for an EdTech company and is looking to transition to product management roles. She is also currently working on her second novel.

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Jarreau Bowen

he/him
Las Vegas, NV
Sociology ’07
MA Sociology ’08

A Bay Area native, Jarreau, ‘07, MA ‘08, stayed on campus for almost an additional decade working in Student Affairs, ultimately becoming the Assistant Dean of Students. He also worked for the Alumni Association as a Regional Manager for the northeast, Europe, and the Middle East. He served for 3 years on the Stanford Black Alumni Board of Directors pushing for stronger engagement from both the university and Black alumni. Currently living in Las Vegas, Jarreau works in HealthTech and also runs operation for a creative design agency specializing in executive brand growth. To stay active, he teaches for SoulCycle at their Las Vegas flagship, advocates for Anti Racism, looks to create space for queer and BIPOC voices to be amplified…and chases his three godchildren around any chance he can get!

JESSIE DUBREUIL

she/her
San Francisco, CA
BA English ’99
MA Engllish ’00

Jessie Dubreuil received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Stanford and her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. She is the Associate Director for Learning at the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is also faculty at Merrill College and in the Writing Program. She serves in the Division of Global Engagement as faculty fellow for UCSC’s Global Classrooms initiative and is a member of the pilot cohort of Fulbright Scholars for the Global Challenges Teaching Award. She was formerly the Director of the First Year Experience Program at Colorado College, where she taught English and interdisciplinary humanities courses and was active in the Collaborative for Community Engagement. She has taught literature, rhetoric, and writing at UVa, Rice University, and the Horace Mann School in New York. She lives in San Francisco with her partner Aran (also ’99), their active five-year-old, and two terriers. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, running and hiking in the Bay Area and beyond.

José Lizárraga, PhD

they/them
Boulder, CO
MA Learning, Design & Technology ’12

Dr. Lizárraga is a learning scientist, designer, and innovator with experience in community-based research and activism. Their work spans academic, industry, and public spheres in interrogating the role of technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in the education of individuals and communities.

Matt Devine

he/him
San Francisco, CA
MBA ’22

Matt is a strategic investing professional at Alphabet focused on long-term strategy & non-financial returns and a former media/entertainment associate having worked for SNL and the Today Show for four years prior to business school. He is a native of Loveland, OH, loves volleyball, and is a full-time public policy wonk. He’s a former investor with the Stanford Impact Fund.

Nick Navarro

he/him
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
MBA ’12

Born in San Jose, California, Nick came out during high school, and since then, he has dedicated his life to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. His first job was working in Supplier Diversity at Intel. He later worked at Biogen, a Fortune 500 leader in biotechnology, to help build out their business case for investing in Diversity & Inclusion. Nick currently serves as the Chief Community Officer of Uncharted, a technology MWBE startup with notable investors and partners ranging from Magic Johnson Enterprises to the Disney Accelerator to BBG Ventures. As Executive Producer of Melange Productions, Nick’s work has been featured in NBC News and the San Francisco Chronicle; he has celebrated the LGBTQ+ community through Melange by partnering with the Human Rights Campaign, Rio de Janeiro City Hall, Sephora, Nicole Miller, and more, as well as collaborating with stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race and America’s Next Top Model. In the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre, Nick also co-founded the Gay Latino Collective in New York City as a way of building community and a professional support network.

Olivia Ledbury

she/her
Stanford, CA
Class of ’25

Liv is a current undergraduate student at Stanford University, interested in medicine and healthcare equity. She is a member of the Class of 2025, is from rural Washington, and is a First-Gen/Low-Income Student. Besides dedicating time to the Stanford Pride Board, Liv is also a Student Staff member at the FLI Office and is the Head Coordinator of the FLI Mentorship Program. She is dedicated to increasing diversity and equity in all spaces and will continue to advocate for historically marginalized groups for the rest of her career.

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Raul Rios

he/him
Los Angeles, CA
MBA ’06

Raul is currently SVP of Strategy at Walton Isaacson, a full-service advertising agency for Fortune 500 companies, leading brand strategy initiatives for Lexus, Toyota, McDonald’s, Amazon, and The United Way. He also led insights on multicultural consumers, luxury, and retail at Iconoculture, a consumer insights division of Gartner. He is a member of the Alliance for Inclusive Multicultural Marketing’s LGBTQ Roundtable, furthering LGBTQ representation in brand communications. He is a guest lecturer on consumer behavior and segment specific marketing, including LGBTQ, at USC’s Marshall School of Business and USC’s Annenberg School of Communication. He is a guest contributor at Luxury Daily on women, LGBTQs, and multicultural consumers. Lastly, he is on the Board of Directors for LA Pride, the world’s first permitted parade and festival advocating for LGBTQ rights. He earned his MBA from Stanford and dual undergraduate majors in Chemistry & English Literature from Whittier College. He is from Phoenix, AZ and currently resides in West Hollywood, CA.

Zach Johnson

he/him
New York, NY
Film & Media Studies ’09

Originally from New York, Zach graduated from Stanford with a BA in Film and Media Studies. After graduation, he returned to New York to work in media at FXCM, a currency trading broker and AOL/The Huffington Post. Grad school in Media Studies at the London School of Economics brought him across the pond for a year where his research focused on the intersection between innovations in the digital video industry and how media organizations are adjusting to these changes. For the last 7 years, he’s worked in NYC at Conviva, a streaming analytics platform, helping publishers like Disney+, Hulu & SlingTV optimize their delivery of content. He loves biking up the West Side Highway, spending time with family and hopping on a plane to check out a new destination. 

ZSEA Bowmani

he/him
Toledo, OH
History ’06

Zsea Bowmani a legal scholar and civil rights attorney working at the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, human rights, and the environment. Zsea earned his BA in History from Stanford and his JD from Santa Clara Law with certificates in Public International Law and Public Interest and Social Justice Law. Over the years, Zsea’s work has taken him around the world, from advancing reproductive justice in Washington DC, to researching LGBTQ rights at the Commonwealth Human Rights Institute in London, to preserving cultural heritage in times of war at UNESCO in Cambodia. Originally from Los Angeles, Zsea now resides in Toledo, Ohio where he works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo College of Law.

Presidents Emeriti

  • [1994-2000] Kathy Levinson ’77
  • [2002-2004] Juan Jover, MS ’84, PhD ’85
  • [2005-2006] George Duran ’89
  • [2006-2007] Nick Kelley ’00
  • [2006-2007] Elly Matsumura ’01
  • [2007-2008] Ryan Wirtz ’04
  • [2007-2009] Anietie Ekanem ’02
  • [2008-2009] Jane Nevins ‘05
  • [2009-2010] Shiyan Koh ’05
  • [2009-2011] Dwight Tran ’06
  • [2010-2011] Megan Andrews ‘07 (Co-President)
  • [2011-2012] Jim Farah ’68
  • [2013-2014] John Elias, JD ’06
  • [-2018] Nancy Baker ’71
  • [2018-2020] Brendan Hamel-Bissell, MS ’16, PhD ’16
  • Kathy Veit, MA ’88

Founders of the Gay People’s Union

  • Jim Haas ’64
  • Kip O’Neil
  • Maud Nerman
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