Hometown: Los Angelos, CA
Assistantship: Office of Fraternity & Sorority Development
Bio: Hi y'all! My name is Jose (he/they) and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. For undergrad, I attended UCLA where I graduated with a History degree in 2016. After graduating, I worked at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles & La Brea Tar Pits for about a year and a half. It was in that job that I realized that I missed working in a college setting and really use the student driven environment to motivate my work. I left the museum and landed a job as the Operations Coordinator for the UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center. Since then, I have also gone back to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life to support them with their endeavors in addition to the work I do in the LGBTQ Center.
My experience in Greek Life and my current experience working in a LGBTQ center has given me a unique perspective on student life. I want all students to be able to have a transformative experience and now understand how historically inaccessible Greek Life has been for queer and transgender students. I want their involvement in spaces like this to be the norm, not the exception, and that is why I have decided to continue my career in student affairs.
Outside of my job and work experience, I enjoy drinking lots of coffee, eating all kinds of food (potato based food are my favorite), and bouldering when I get a chance. I recently did my first trip to Europe, Spain to be more specific, and I did this trip alone which is something I want to try again. With that being said, I really enjoy meeting up with my friends and I hope to do my next trip with them.