Liz (pronouns she/ella/they/elle) was born and raised in South Central, Los Angeles (originally Gabrielino and Tongva land) and is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. She identifies as a first-generation, neuroqueer, agender femme, latinx, scholar practioner, community made educator and creative.
She completed her BA in Chicanx/Latinx Studies with a focus on Social Policy and a minor in Education and Psychology from the University of California, Davis. She received her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco where she actively engaged in theory and assessment efforts that focused on issues of equity and access in higher education. She previously held roles at UC Davis’s Educational Opportunity Program, UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center and University of San Francisco’s Office of Diversity, Engagement and Community Outreach.
Liz aims to continue to co-create more equitable, humanizing and liberatory campus environments for multi marginalized communities and more specifically for racially marginalized LGBTQ+ communities. Moreover, her research interests lie in anti-oppressive research and assessment practices, intersections of critical race and disability in the academy, and addressing student basic needs.
She loves to chat about the hxstory of student-led organizing & activism, femme identities, disability justice, anti-carceral feminism, and motion pictures. Her favorite directors include Ava Duvernay, Guillermo Del Toro and Jordan Peele. In her free time she spends time with her life partner, QTBIPOC chosen family and pups. To set up a virtual appointment with Liz, please sign up or contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.