San Diego, CA
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.
San Francisco, CA
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!
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.
Board Members at Large
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!
MA Religious Studies ’96
MA History ’03
PhD History ’05
Andrea has worked at Stanford since 2010 and is currently the managing director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. She has taught a course on LGBTQ U.S. History and created a LGBTQ Oral History Project at Stanford. A former firefighter, her book Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery After the 1906 Disaster shows how the catastrophe transformed the early-twentieth-century city. In her free time, Andrea uses the baking skills honed while working as a pastry chef to prepare desserts for friends and family.
San Francisco, CA
Civil & Environmental Engineering ’19
Brian grew up in Southern California and graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering. At Stanford, Brian was actively involved in ASSU, served on Student Alumni Council, and advised for the Bing Overseas Studies Program. He joined Disney’s strategy team in Los Angeles before moving back to San Francisco, where he is currently a product manager. He enjoys taking walks through Dolores Park, yoga, and podcasts.
Product Design ’16
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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.
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.
San Francisco, CA
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.
José Lizárraga, PhD
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.
Kevin hails from Boston and currently works in the artificial intelligence space as the Chief of Staff to Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga. Before that, Kevin was an operating executive at the private equity firm KKR, where he specialized in software portfolio operations and helped lead sales enablement at Alchemer, a survey & feedback management platform. Prior to KKR, Kevin was a product manager at Homebase, a growth-stage software business, where he led the development of new products, namely B2B2C fintech products. Earlier in his career, Kevin was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and an investment banking analyst at Citigroup. Kevin received a BA from Harvard University and an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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.
San Francisco, CA
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.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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.
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.
New York, NY
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Los Angeles, CA
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.
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.
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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 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.
- [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