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San Francisco State University

MA in Ethnic Studies, August 2017 - Present

BA in Women & Gender Studies, 2013                                               

Independent Study: Advanced Research Methods in Transgender Studies

Minor: LGBT Studies


Dean of Students Social Justice Award, San Francisco State University May 2013

Summer HIV/AIDS Research Fellow, San Francisco Department of Public Health May 2013 – August 2013

related experience

Managing Director

Peacock Rebellion                                                                                                                                           

January 2016 – Present

Assist in daily operations of organization, grant writing and management, program development, and coordination of events.


Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator

International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering

December 2013 – December 2014

Played a key role in event planning, fundraising over $20,000 to provide scholarships to trans women of color all over the world, grant writing and management, and assisted in creation and communication of mission, purpose, and outcomes to media and funders.


Founder & Committee Chair

Queer Yo Mind Conference @ SFSU

January 2011 – May 2013

Queer Yo Mind is a public conference highlighting intellectual scholarship and activism across all disciplines and historical periods. I played a key role with support from the SFSU community to found and coordinate the first LGBTQ-related conference in over 30 years.

publications & papers

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

“Representation and its Limitations Roundtable”

Co-Edited by Reina Gossett, Eric Stanley, and Johanna Burton; Published by New Museum and MIT Press 2017


Queer and Trans Artists of Color, Vol. 2

“The Imminent Trans Women of Color World Takeover”

Interviewed by Nia King, Edited by Elena Rose 2016


Stonewall is in our blood: How the new film’s white gay hero is the latest effort to erase trans activists of color 2015


24 Actions You NEED to Take to Help Trans Women of Color Survive 2015


San Francisco Dyke March

Co-Host 2017


Brouhaha Stand-up Comedy Show

Stand-up performance at First Congregational Church, Oakland, CA 2017


Brouhaha Sketch Comedy Show

Actress in six sketches, at Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA 2017



Actress in 3 minute video filmed and directed by Luna Merbruja, Produced by Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project 2017


I.D. Festival – Peacock Rebellion

Spoken word performance at American Repertory Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2017

workshops & panels

Pride Herstories: Black & Brown Trans Leaders from Stonewall to Present

Keynote presentation at Know Your Rights Summit in Oakland, CA 2017


LGBTQ End of Year Event

Keynote at University of California San Francisco 2017



Panelist for #BreakingtheBinaries event at American Repertory Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2017


Beyond Self-Care: Radical Shifts for Self Preservation

Keynote presentation at Philadelphia Trans Health Conference 2016

leadership & volunteer work

Advisory Board Member

Trans Generations Fund, Borealis Philanthropy

November 2016 – January 2017

About: The Fund for Trans Generations (FTG) was created by a diverse group of funders to ensure that frontline trans activists and organizations have the financial resources and engagement needed to advance the safety, security and rights of trans people. The Fund’s grantmaking is informed by and responsive to trans communities and movements.


National Advisory Board Member

Transgender Center of Excellence at University of California, San Francisco                                 

June 2015 – August 2017

About: The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

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