Board of Directors

Officers

Gus Hernandez

President
he/him
San Diego, CA
Communication ’99

Gus is from Los Angeles, CA, and graduated from Stanford with a BA in Communication. He served as President of the Board of Directors of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association while he lived in San Francisco, 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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Jarreau Bowen

Vice President
he/him
San Francisco, CA
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, 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!

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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.

ROSELYN THOMAS

Treasurer
they/them, she/her
Stanford, CA
Sociology ’08

Roselyn (they/she) is a Black queer and disabled alum who graduated from Stanford in 2008. After finishing a second degree while living in Atlanta, they moved back to the Bay Area in the early 2010s, where they have continued to apply their long term passion for social justice work to volunteer community-building efforts. Roselyn (now with their dog Liam!), has incorporated their personal journey and these passions into a decade long career in higher education currently serving as a Disability Adviser.

Board Members at Large

ALEX ROMERO

Board Member
he/él, they/elle
San Diego, CA
Biology ’21
MS Management Science & Engineering ’22

Alex Romero (he/él, they/elle) is a Latine graduate from Stanford and in their most recent position led Immigration Services at The San Diego LGBT Community Center supporting LGBTQ+ and HIV+ migrants through direct client services and advocacy. Before his work at The Center, Alex held various roles in the disability advocacy field and was engaged in related academic research. Between his role as president of a volunteer organization dedicated to providing fun and accessible programming, his role as a peer mentor for neurodivergent university students, and his time serving LGBTQ+/HIV+ migrants, Alex always finds purpose in relationships built upon mutual respect and trust. Alex is currently in an Interpreter Training Program and will soon be an ASL-English-Spanish interpreter.

ANGELA MORIAH SMITH

Board Member
they/them
Palo Alto, CA
Psychology ’18

Angela is queer, disabled, and originally from the Missouri Ozarks. They transfered to Stanford as a 32-yr old undergraduate, fostering community as president of the Stanford Transfer Network, and obtaining their BA in psychology in 2018. After earning their MA at the University of Toronto, they returned to Stanford where they currently serve as the first Academic Accommodations Support Coordinator in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Angela’s favorite things are their cat Deku, whales, pinball, and drag!

ANUPRIYA DWIVEDI

Board Member
she/her
San Francisco, CA
MS Management Science ’20

Anupriya, with a background spanning US, Switzerland, the U.K. and India is a passionate advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has held leadership roles in affinity groups, including heading the Women’s Network at the British banking regulator. She also served on the Board of a top-rated special needs school in London for seven years and was responsible for overall governance, strategic planning and operational oversight.
Following her studies in Neuroscience at Oxford (as a Commonwealth Scholar) Anupriya began her career in academia but soon transitioned to management consulting. As a senior leader in consulting she has advised major global banking institutions on a range of business challenges from strategy to execution at scale. Her portfolio career includes senior roles across government, consulting and technology (Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, and AWS). A Stanford GSB Management Sciences graduate (Pandemic class of ’20), Anupriya gained recognition for her impactful Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on immigration and policy reform, famously earning STEM designation for all business degrees at GSB. She was also the protagonist and author of a Stanford case study on the role of Humor in Business and regularly speaks at major Tech conferences on DEI topics.

BRIanNE HUNTSMAN

Board Member
she/her
Salt Lake City, UT
Product Design ’16

Brianne is an experiential designer and artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah, who professionally works at the intersections of design and marketing. Recently, Brianne left her career as a fashion influencer and content creator to “explore what’s next” after being featured in numerous LGBTQ+ fashion campaigns and walking the runway at NYFW. When not working in front of or behind the camera, Brianne can be found creating go-to-market strategies for B2C brands, as well as moonlighting as a strategic coach or “scheming schemer” for life planning and career development.

CAI GUO

Board Member
he/they
New York, NY
PhD Psychology ’21

Cai currently works at Goldman Sachs in New York as a Quantitative Market and UX Reseacher. He graduated from Stanford with a PhD in Psychology in 2021. Cai’s academic interests are deeply rooted in his passion for advancing the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. Combining experimental, philosophical, and psycholinguistic approaches, his doctoral research examined laypeople’s beliefs about gender self-identification, conceptual representations of gender categories, and children’s developing understanding of gender non-conformity. Cai was a keynote speaker for the SLAC DEI Symposium in 2019 and was featured in the 500 Queer Scientists series. He was also awarded a Markowski-Leach Scholarship, which recognizes the achievements of LGBTQ+ identified students in the Bay Area who show promise for being a role model for other LGBTQ+ identified individuals through education and service. Although no longer a Stanford student, Cai is extremely excited about the opportunity to continue serving the Stanford LGBTQ+ community and beyond as a board member of Stanford Pride.

CIARA SEGURA

Board Member
she/her
Oakland, CA
Feminist Studies ’10

Ciara is originally from South Texas and currently lives in Oakland. She graduated from Stanford in 2010 with a BA in Feminist Studies and later earned a MA in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin. She has spent most of her recent career resourcing place-based community development projects across the Bay Area. She currently leads the measurement and learning strategy for the national Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) Collaborative, a multiracial coalition of community based food systems practitioners and leaders. When she’s not working, she’s probably making a mess in her kitchen, hunting for secondhand designer clothing on eBay, or reading a sapphic sci-fi / fantasy novel.

EDWARD APRAKU

Board Member
he/him
Stanford, CA
MS Environmental Engineering ’23
PhD Environmental Engineering ’26

Born in Kumasi, Ghana, and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, Edward is currently a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at Stanford. He earned an MS in Environmental Engineering at Stanford in 2023 and a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University in 2021. As a current student on the board, he is excited to bring more Stanford Pride to campus to connect alumni with current students. Outside of school, he enjoys weightlifting, uplifting marginalized voices in the queer community, playing volleyball, and religiously streaming Spotify to maintain his average annual streaming time of 140,000+ minutes.

ELISABETH DEE

Board Member
she/they
Salt Lake City, UT
Anthropology ’17

Raised in Utah, Elisabeth moved to NYC post-graduation to assist in podcast production for WNYC and went on to work on critically-acclaimed queer media such as the Food 4 Thot podcast. She also worked as the Operations Manager for a national abortion non-profit, helping thousands of abortion seekers receive care and resources. They currently reside in the Intermountain West where she continues to work in public broadcasting. Her spare time is taken up by chasing their three dogs around the mountains, cooking, organizing on the Brooklyn Liberation March committee, working towards her abortion doula certification, and Veep reruns.

KASIEMOBI UDO-OkOyE

Board Member
she/they
Los Angeles, CA
Human Biology ’15

Kasiemobi is a Nigerian American who studied human biology and theater at Stanford and currently lives in Los Angeles. When not working as a program manager for tech companies and a strategy consultant for writers and entertainers, Kasiemobi is having a very good time being very bad at trapeze, weightlifting, and juggling. The rest of Kasiemobi’s time is filled with watercolor painting, Korean language study, Godzilla movies, and volunteering for the neighborhood council’s homelessness prevention committee. Kasiemobi is barely resisting the urge to get a cat.

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Kyle Duarte

Board Member
he/him
Washington, DC
Product Design ’05

Kyle is an accessibility consultant who graduated from Stanford’s Product Design program. 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.

peter ro

Board Member
he/him
Menlo Park, CA
BS Biology ’04

Dr. Peter Ro is a physician executive dedicated to revolutionizing primary care. As the Medical Director of Advances in Primary Care at the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG), he is at the forefront of designing the ideal primary care practice of the future. In 2022, Dr. Ro played a pivotal role in the successful inaugural launch of the PAFMG Innovation Challenge. Dr. Ro earned a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University, followed by his medical doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Initially drawn to surgical training in San Francisco, a personal tragedy altered his course. Determined to make a difference in the lives of patients grappling with the same conditions that affected his loved ones, he completed training in family and community medicine at UCSF-Natividad FMRP. Passionate about mentorship, Dr. Ro serves as a volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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Raul Rios

Board Member
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. He serves on the Board of Directors for L.A. 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.

STANLEY ROZENBLIT

Board Member
he/him
Stanford, CA
Economics ’25

Stanley is a Junior at Stanford studying Economics, originally from South Bend, IN, where his parents moved to as refugees. From a young age, he’s been eager to use business and entrepreneurship as a means for good and advocating for communities close to his heart. He is proud to be serving and representing undergraduate voices on the Stanford Pride board. On campus, he has been involved in planning LGBTQ+ related events, informing campus programming and resources, and ensuring a supportive community for all, including allies. He also serves as a student ambassador for Out for Undergrad, an organization devoted to empowering LGBTQ+ individuals in the business, engineering, and technology disciplines. He seeks to use this opportunity to amplify the reach of Stanford Pride on campus and beyond.

SYDNEY OSIFESO

Board Member
she/her
Psychology ’17

Sydney earned her BA in Psychology with interdisciplinary honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stanford in 2017. Following graduation, she worked in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to help launch Frosh 101 before pursuing a master’s degree in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. She now works in Residential Education at Stanford as the Associate Director of Administration. One of the most impactful experiences Sydney had as a student at Stanford was participating in the Stanford Pride Fellowship, and she is excited to support the mission of Stanford Pride as a board member.

TOM CHENG

Board Member
he/him
Lansing, MI
Learning Design & Technology ’23

Tom is a Learning Experience Designer who graduated from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology program. As a high school teacher in Hong Kong, he co-founded “Acceptance for All Educators,” which is Hong Kong’s first LGBT+ educator network. His interests include personal well-being and LGBT+ rights. Originally from Hong Kong, he currently resides in Lansing, MI.

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
  • [2021-2023] Kyle Duarte ’05
  • Kathy Veit, MA ’88

Founders of the Gay People’s Union

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