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Kai Medina MartinezC. Kai Medina-MartinezDirector                                                                                                                Pronouns: They/Them/theirs/he/him/his

C. Kai Medina-Martinez, MSW, LCSW Director of the LGBT Resource Center has over 15 years in the field of social work. In addition to their position at the LGBT Resource Center they have a small private practice where they specialize in LGBTQ issues. They are a doctoral student in Education Leadership and Policy, and they teach graduate courses in Social Work. They believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Kai is available to meet with students, faculty and staff who have questions or concerns. To set up an appointment with Kai, please email their assistant, Bree Peacock at


Gabriella BlanchardGabriella Blanchard, Coordinator of Education & Outreach                                                         pronouns: she/her/hers or Femme

Gabriella is the Coordinator of Education and Outreach at the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center and the proud parent of two long-haired queer spawn fighting against oppression the best ways any 2 young activists can. She has a passion for social justice, social healing, trauma-informed community building, centering femmes, 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.


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

Bree is the Executive Secretary here at the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center. She recently relocated from Indiana, and is enjoying seeing mountains in the distance instead of cornfields. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in photography/graphic design. She is passionate about LGBTQ activism, hiking and traveling, and reading books about the Pacific Crest Trail.



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 currently in his second year at the University of Utah. Andrew is passionate about queer & trans advocacy and is particularly interested in the ways class and pedagogy intersect with these identities. In his free time Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, reading philosophy and watching movies.


Bethany RunstenBethanY Runsten, Graduate Assistant                                                                                              PRONOUNS: SHE/Her/Hers/they/them/theirs

Bethany is the Graduate Assistant for the LGBT Resource Center for the 2017-18 school year, and is also very excited to be starting her first year as a Student Affairs graduate student. 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: 6/23/17