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Gabriella Blanchard

Gabriella Blanchard, Interim Director/Coordinator of Education & Outreach
pronouns: she/her/hers, Femme

Gabriella is the Interim Director and Coordinator of Education and Outreach at the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center. She has a passion for social justice, social healing, trauma-informed community building, and getting away with whatever she can. She is an idealist committed to justice work. Gabriella has also gone by the name Bri(anne) in the past, and will likely change her name again in the future. She answers to many names. Ella is available to meet with students, faculty and staff who have questions or concerns. To set up an appointment with Ella, please email the Executive Secretary, Bree Peacock, at


Bree PeacockBree Peacock, Executive Secretary
pronouns: she/her/hers

Bree is the Executive Secretary here at the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in studio art with concentrations in photography and graphic design. She is passionate about LGBTQ activism, hiking, traveling, and doing photography whenever she can. 



ray taylorRAY TAYLOR, Coordinator of Education and Outreach

Ray is the Coordinator of Education & Outreach at the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center. He recently graduated from the U with a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy (Student Affairs). He received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a double minor in Women’s & Gender Studies and New Media & Digital Culture from Coastal Carolina University in 2016. He is passionate about social justice education and identity development from an intersectional queer framework. In his spare                                              time, Ray likes to buy more books than he can read, play the beautiful sport of quidditch, and go to the theatre for a good                                              movie, musical, or play. 


Lenny LiechtyLenny Liechty, Student Staff
pronouns: he/him/his

Lenny is a pre-med student in Middle Eastern Studies. He loves learning new languages, watching emotionally wracking movies, and traveling around on his trusty scooter. Lenny believes in the realization of equity through Social Justice, queer and trans activism, and embracing cultural identities.


Andrew HayesAndrew Hayes, Student Staff
pronouns: he/him/his

Andrew is a 3rd year student studying philosophy. His social justice work is guided by his deep held belief in the radical power—and potential—of queer forms of life. Outside of school, Andrew spends his time exploring Utah’s great outdoors, watching wacky movies, and attending as many concerts as he can.


Bethany RunstenBethany Runsten, Graduate Assistant 
pronouns: she/her/hers/they/them/theirs

Bethany will return as the Graduate Assistant for the LGBT Resource Center for the 2018-19 school year in August, and is very excited to be starting her second year as a Student Affairs graduate student at that time. She earned her B.A. in Global Studies from University of the Pacific in California in 2017, and enjoys superheroes, pilates, learning about different countries, and considering the connections between gender, sexuality, and culture.


Last Updated: 12/14/18