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.

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Allison Martin

Vice President
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. 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.

Allison also switched majors despite parental disapproval, took a gap year midway through undergrad and successfully requested housing-related accommodations for mental health at Stanford. With an open door and eagerness to connect, she likes to swap stories and wisdom about how to navigate Stanford’s resources, thrive and improve student and alumni wellness for ourselves and each other. Feel free to reach her directly at allison.martin@alumni.stanford.edu.

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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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Laura Shact

Treasurer
she/her
San Mateo, CA
MBA ’10

Laura is a senior leader at Deloitte Consulting in the Bay Area. She helps technology companies transform their workforce – identifying what skills and jobs they need for the future, and supporting the organization to navigate impacts of COVID-19. Past clients include Alphabet/Google, Facebook, Twitter, ServiceNow, Cruise, HP Inc, Cisco, Symantec, and Equinix. Laura has been with her wife, Priya, for 15 years, and they have 2 kids. She has traded in hiking the Inca Trail and running marathons for a Peloton.

Board Members by Committee

Campus Relations & Events – Beyond Campus Subcommittee

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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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Anthony Gutierrez: Co-lead Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

he/him
Washington, DC
Political Science ’01

Anthony is a Community Liaison with Gilead Sciences for the Washington, DC and Virginia region. He has over thirteen years of experience in the HIV field. He has served in a myriad of positions at a variety of organizations within the field with the most recent before his current position being the Vice President of HIV Programs in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida. His work has taken him from Los Angeles, to Chicago, to Tampa, and now he is enthusiastic about being in the Nation’s Capital.

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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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Kelly LaBuff: Member, Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

she/her
San Francisco, CA
Mechanical Engineering ’14

Kelly grew up in Galveston Texas and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering. She works within ag tech and sustainable food systems, and is pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School. She is passionate about applying innovative technology and design principles to have positive world impact at scale, as well as empowering the next generation of diverse tech talent! In her free time, she volunteers with local nonprofits and explores new cities one coffee shop at a time.

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Jason Lin: Member, Campus Relations & Events, Beyond Campus Subcommittee

he/him
New York, NY
’20 Political Science

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.

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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 Subcommittee

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Lily Zheng: Co-lead Campus Relations & Events, Campus Subcommittee

they/them
Mountain View, CA
Psychology ’17
MA Psychology ’17

Lily is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategist and consultant who works with organizations around the world to create no-nonsense organizational change. In their work, they leverage organizational design, strategy, and culture to help their clients become the equitable, inclusive, and just organizations of the future. A dedicated change-maker and advocate recently named a Forbes D&I Trailblazer, Lily writes for publications including the Harvard Business Review, Berrett-Koehler, and HR Executive. They are the coauthor of two books.

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Michael Gisondi: Co-lead Campus Relations & Events, Campus Subcommittee

he/him
Palo Alto, CA
GME ’02
Emergency Medicine ’03

Michael is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is the Principal and Founder of The Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL), Co-Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education, and the faculty advisor for LGBTQ+ Meds at Stanford School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished Member of the Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy. Dr. Gisondi is a medical education researcher and an expert in the application of social media in medical education. He is a member of the editorial boards of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine and International Clinician Educators Blog, associate editor for the textbook, Emergency Medicine, and conference faculty with the national certification course, EPEC-EM: Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gisondi previously served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, and earlier in his career, he served as Residency Program Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship Director, and Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gisondi is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the National Faculty Teaching Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine recognized him as Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He completed the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Chair Development Program and the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy.

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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 B: 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

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Claude Baudoin: Lead, External Communications

he/him
San Rafael, CA
MS Computer Science ’74

Claude is the longest serving SP Board Member. Born and raised in France, Claude got his undergraduate engineering degree at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He worked for 35 years in IT and software management, then started his own boutique consulting practice, cébé IT and Knowledge Management. Over the years, his work has taken him with increasing frequency to Mexico City, where in addition to advising various organizations, he continues to improve his Spanish. Claude wrote two books on software development, and in spite of that experience is tempted to write more, sensing in particular a need for an “IT Management for Dummies” book. Claude met his husband Ed in Austin in 1983, and has lived in the U.S. since 1985. Claude and Ed were married in Boston in 2005. Claude loves travel, food, friends, geopolitics, history, languages, literature, photography, and has traced back his family through thirteen generations of totally obscure people. His long service to Stanford Pride included many years as Treasurer, and he now manages our membership database and the monthly e-Update. He enjoys the opportunity to serve the community, but keeps repeating that he’s happy to cede his spot to make room for others. After a number of years in Texas, Claude and Ed came to their senses and moved back to the Bay Area in 2017… and have not regretted it for a second.

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Gus Hernandez: Member, External Communications

he/him
San Diego, CA
Communications ’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.

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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

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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

  • [1994-1995] 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
  • [2009-2010] Shiyan Koh, ’05
  • [2009-2011] Dwight Tran, ’06
  • [2018-2020] Brendan Hamel-Bissell, MS ’16, PhD ’16
  • Kathy Veit, MA ’88
  • James W. Haas, ’64
  • Jim Farah, ’68
  • John Elias, JD ’06
  • Nancy Baker, ’71