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Find out more about the Queer Student Resource Center's passionate and dedicated team. 


Ben (All Pronouns)

I grew up on the Stanford campus, yet I’ve always felt in some way like an outsider here. I think that experience of being an “outsider within” is something that all queer people share, and I’m interested in how that shared feeling, across differences of power, privilege and identity, can become a source for radical discovery, creative work and all manner of change. I’d love to hear from you about your experiences, your thoughts or anything/everything that’s on your mind. Let’s chat!

Associate Director

Michael (He / Him)

I am a first generation college student who grew up in the deserts of Southern California. My mother is from Guatemala and my father is from Mexico. I believe in taking a holistic approach to my work, acknowledging all aspects of a person's intersectional identities and helping them to self-advocate. I strive to be a true agent of change, disrupting and challenging inequity and creating greater access, equity and diversity to further the work of liberation. Aside from this, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends & family, watching Drag Race & Pose and love trying new foods. I love making new connections so feel free to set up a time to connect! I look forward to connecting soon.

Assistant Director

Mayx (They / Them)

I am a music maker, an educator, and a big advocate of rest. I am committed to supporting trans & queer students in their ever-shifting needs as they navigate Stanford and their lives. I believe that access to diverse and thriving queer cultures is an important facet of the wellbeing of our communities. I also believe actively engaging in anti-racist, anti-classist, anti-casteist, and anti-ableist unlearning practices is fundamental to my queerness. I am excited to be a part of the QSR team!

22-23 Alum Fellow

Chanté (They / Them)

I am a Black, queer, nonbinary, aspiring educator from Sacramento, California. I studied here at Stanford, earning both my B.A. in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Education and my M.A. in English. My long-term education goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a focus on the intersections between Black feminism, autotheory, liberation, and queer subjectivity. I’m deeply passionate about creating queer-inclusive and affirmative curriculum and cultivating educational environments where youth of historically marginalized identities can flourish. I previously served as QSR’s Online Manager for two and half years, which was ultimately what inspired me to come back to Stanford post-grad. Off the clock, you can find me reading, trying new recipes (baking and cooking alike), or going to concerts. I strive to live a life filled with laughter, tenderness, and a little bit of chaos!

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Apply to be on Staff at Queer Student Resources (QSR)

Join Queer Student Resources (QSR) as a staff member for the 2023-2024 academic year and help make Stanford a place where students of all genders and sexualities can flourish! QSR staff members plan and host community gatherings (unless otherwise noted), hold regular weekly shifts in QSpot (Firetruck House, 2nd Floor), collaborate with other QSR staff, and attend regular staff meetings. All staff positions are paid and are open to graduate and undergraduate students (unless otherwise posted).

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