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About the LGBTQ & Ally Education Program

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally Education Program works toward promoting James Madison University's commitment to diversity through education, support, advocacy and the fostering of equity for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

540-568-5428 (LGBT) 

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Assistant Director

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This position is currently open.

Graduate Assistant, Education and Outreach

Skyler Gonzalez
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Skyler graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Psychology. They are in their second year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A./Ed.S. Program at JMU. As an undergraduate, Skyler was highly involved with many organizations and service projects as well as a range of research opportunities. For their capstone project they created an LGBTQ+ Education and Awareness Program and worked with a local center to educate the center's staff and counselors. Intersectionality within the community is one of their major areas of focus.

Graduate Assistant, Library and Educational Resources

Dominique Rodriguez
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Dominique Rodriguez is a first year graduate student in the College Student Personnel and Administration program. Dominique graduated from JMU with a BA in Political Science in May 2015 and is excited to be working towards becoming a Double Duke. Thrilled to be a part of this amazing department for the 2016-2017 school year, Dominique invites students to reach out or stop by the Grad Pad in The Well.

Student Assistant, Education Coordinator

Rain Garant

Rain is currently a junior at JMU studying English and Women's and Gender Studies.  He is applying to become a core member with Teach for America and hopes to pursue a Masters in Education in order to achieve his lifelong goal of teaching high school English.  Rain is an avid podcast listener, NPR Education article sharer and coffee enthusiast.  Outside of the LGBTQ+ & Ally Education Program, you can find him volunteering with CMSS's DEEP Impact, trying to pet your dog on the quad and making horrible dad jokes.  

Student Assistant, Volunteer and Library Coordinator

Shane Van Hoy

Shane Van Hoy is a Communications major with a concentration in Advocacy and Justice Studies (focusing on justice in the global context). Shane is also pursuing a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.