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 by Committee

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Allison Martin

Board Member
she/her
Chicago, IL
Political Science ’18

Allison hails from a suburb of Houston, Texas, but finds home in the stories and souls of people. She currently lives in Chicago, where she leads data analytics and vendor management for the global legal team at McDonald’s Corporation and studies part-time at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously she has worked in consulting, legal operations and non-profit advocacy and prioritizes working on projects that matter with people who care. Having lived in Ujamaa and Okada on campus, co-produced student storytelling events on diversity, worked at the Queer Resources Center and served ASSU on Title IX matters, Allison values relationship-building and justice-oriented work with diverse members of the Stanford community. She finds peace in non-fiction books, Jewish storytelling and good humor.

Campus Relations & Events – Beyond Campus Committee

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Angel Fabian: Co-lead Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

he/him, she/her, they
Oakland, CA
AB Human Biology ’99

Angel currently works at MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, leading their US-based advocacy and policy efforts with Latinx gay and bisexual men. 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.


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Alex Bandza: Member, Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

he/him
Chicago, IL
Economics ’08

Alex is an environmental and energy attorney (of counsel) with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in its Chicago, IL office. Alex focuses his practices on assisting corporate clients with risks and liabilities arising out of litigation and regulation, as well as securing permits and tariffs for renewable energy and other facilities to operate. He assists clients in the automotive, chemical, defense, energy, manufacturing, railroad, and real estate sectors. Prior to law school, he was an associate at Exponent, Inc., a scientific and technical consulting firm, where he assisted testifying expert witnesses in a variety of disciplines, including economics, statistics, epidemiology, and toxicology. Mr. Bandza received his B.A. in economics in 2008 from Stanford University, where he graduated with interdisciplinary honors in environmental science, technology and policy. He also studied abroad in Berlin and “abroad” in Washington, DC, where he later served as a peer mentor and RA for the Stanford-in-Washington program. He received his J.D. in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

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Kevin Wegener: Member, Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

he/him
Los Angeles, CA
Electrical Engineering ’00

Kevin is a native of Washington, DC but lived in 6 places since 2000. Finally he has settled down in Los Angeles with his husband. Currently he works at Medtronic (the medical device firm that commercialized the pacemaker) in marketing. Before Medtronic he worked for 6 years in the Air Force where he first led a team doing laser bio effects research and later was in charge of finding and funding the best and brightest scientists in Latin America. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2008 and a Masters in International Relations from St. Mary’s University in 2002. Kevin loves traveling and studying languages. He has run four marathons, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, swam with sharks in the Galapagos, attempted to learn how to cook at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and is a proud father of twins.

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Raul Rios: Member, Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

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.

Campus Relations & Events – Campus Committee

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Chris Lucas: Member, Campus Relations & Events, Campus Subcommittee

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!

ZSEA Bowmani: Member, Campus Relations & Events, campus subcommittee

he/him
Santa Clara, CA
History ’06

Zsea is a civil rights attorney and legal scholar working at the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, human rights, and the environment. Zsea teaches environmental law at Santa Clara University and co-leads the Law & Advocacy Project of SCU’s Environmental Justice & the Common Good Initiative. Zsea also founded and coordinates the Environmental Justice Committee of the National Lawyers Guild – Bay Area. Zsea has written broadly on the law’s role in discrimination and environmental degradation for publications such as the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, in addition to a forthcoming book chapter with UC Press on community-engaged research for environmental justice, a Westlaw treatise chapter on LGBTQ employment discrimination, and article on integrating Black queer feminist ecology into environmental law and policy for the Tulane Journal of Law and Sexuality. Zsea previously worked at the ACLU of Illinois and the National LGBTQ Task Force in Washington, DC, where he worked on US Supreme Court and appellate cases and developed policies to defend the rights of LGBTQ people in employment, schools, criminal law, and health care settings. Zsea serves on several boards, including Stanford Pride and the National Trans Bar Association. Zsea earned his BA in History from Stanford and his JD from Santa Clara Law with certificates in Public International Law with honors and Public Interest and Social Justice Law. Originally from Los Angeles, Zsea currently resides in the Bay Area where he enjoys year-long sunshine, biking, and baking plant-based desserts.

External Communications Committee

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Jarreau Bowen: Member, External Communications

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 3 godchildren around any chance he can get!

Recruitment & Membership Committee

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Bri Lister: Lead, Recruitment & Membership

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.

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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