SHELBY HEARN, Coordinator of Education and Leadership
Shelby is the Coordinator of Education & Leadership for the LGBT Resource Center. They primarily lead in our office's education and community building initiatives. Before coming to the University of Utah, Shelby lived in Chicago where they earned their M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago. Their professional interests include blending student development theories into a holistic practice, advocating for and supporting underserved student populations, and fostering inclusive and radically welcoming campus environments. In their free time, Shelby can be found hanging with their 2 cats, listening to podcasts, cooking for loved ones, or volunteering with mutual aid orgs in SLC.
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EMMA ERRGANG, Graduate Assistant
My name is Emma and I’m the graduate assistant in the LGBT Resource Center. I'm a master’s student in the Educational Leadership and Policy program. Before coming to the U, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University - Idaho. Being in an environment that wasn’t accepting of LGBTQ+ folks made me realize just how important it is for students to feel fully loved, accepted, and supported. My academic interests include policy development, mental health, and the intersection of neurodiversity and education. In my free time, you can find me watching movies, curating new playlists, researching genealogy, or going on a hike with friends.
TYRA IMBICO, Office Assistant
Yáʼátʼééh. Oi. Hello. I'm Tyra, the Office Assistant at the LGBT Resource Center. I'm a fourth year student studying Mathematics with hopes of working in the tech industry and possibly becoming a teacher later on in life. I'm also the Communications Chair for Latinx Student Union and a Learning Assistant for Precalculus. I love playing Breath of the Wild, traveling, going to concerts, and studying astrology (Scorpio Sun, Scorpio Rising, Cancer Moon).
KATE LUNNEN, Gayla Intern
PRONOUNS: she/her/hers; they/them/theirs
Kate is from Pennsylvania and Oregon and a third year student majoring in English and Gender Studies. After graduating, they plan to attend law school to become a human rights lawyer and continue to work towards a better future for trans youth through legal work and policy change. In their free time you could find Kate browsing at your local Target, binge watching a TV show for one queer side character/couple, or playing Minecraft with friends and family.
OLGA RODRIGUEZ LASTRA, Coordinator of Queer and Trans Students of Color Initiatives
Olga is the Coordinator of QTSOC Initiatives. She came to the US in 2002 from Mexico. Fluent in Spanish and English, she loves reading in both languages. Olga can be known as Dora the Destroyer when she is on the track playing roller derby. Her big three are Capricorn sun, Cancer rising, and an Aries moon. In her free time, you can find Olga roller skating at the skate park or trying to cook/bake.
ADELAIDA SALMERÓN-CORTÉS, Community Engagement Facilitator
Hola, qué tal corillo! Addie is the community engagement facilitator and is majoring in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. Addie is extremely fascinated by human interactions and hopes to become a sociologist and work in the researching field. Addie loves music, with reggaeton and midwest emo at her top listens. Addie has a massive love for people and is willing to talk about anything under the sun with anyone. Addie is actively working on and planning weekly events to keep the center lively and interactive!
JESUS LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, Community Marketing & Communications Specialist
Hello, It’s me! Jesus, your new communications and marketing specialist. A 3rd-year student majoring in Graphic Design! In the future, Jesus hopes in helping queer and BIPOC-owned businesses with everything branding and web design. On his days off, you can find him playing Stardew Valley, trying out new healthy recipes, and discovering new skincare brands.