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About

Mission 

The Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD) exists as a counterspace, refuge, and sanctuary for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, and community members to gather and build power. The Center helps students and our communities facilitate resiliency skills, cultivate self-awareness, manifest self-empowerment, and build community in order to become values-based leaders. Through our programs, trainings, resources, and outreach, the RCSGD builds capacity across campus for UCSB to create and sustain more affirming environments for out LGBTQIA+ communities and to make a deeper commitment to justice.

Location

UCSB Student Resource Building 3112

(805) 894-5847

rcsgd@sa.ucsb.edu

Hours

For Fall Term:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

 

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Professional Staff

Enn Burke, they.them.theirs, Interim Director of LGBT Resources

Enn is a trans/non-binary queer person born and raised in Santa Barbara. A first-generation student, Enn attended Santa Barbara City College, but later dropped out due to financial hardship. After working in numerous industries including finance, travel, and technology, Enn returned to higher education to complete their bachelor's degree in Sociology (with a minor in LGBTQ Studies) at UC Santa Barbara. As a non-traditional student, Enn found community in the RCSGD and the McNair Scholars Program. Enn then attended the University of Southern California where they obtained their Master's degree and Ph.D. in Sociology, as well as a graduate certificate in Gender Studies. Their area of expertise is race/gender/class/sexuality in workplaces and in education. Their dissertation and publications focused on inequities within sex work industries. Enn has worked at UCSB for the past five years, and they are passionate about mental health, social justice and dismantling systems of oppression. Enn and their partner live in Santa Barbara with three ridiculously cute Australian Shepherds (they would be happy to share pictures). In their non-work hours, Enn enjoys podcasts, reading, music, and art. They are also a
certified makeup artist and drag performer, and have more hobbies than is healthy for one person. Enn's core values are Creativity, Integrity, Humor, Equity, and Communication.

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Quinn Rioz, They.Them.Theirs, Associate Director of LGBT Resources

Quinn is a Chicanx, Queer, Trans Educator, and Star Wars nerd from a galaxy far, far, away (Oxnard, CA). They began working at the Center in January 2019. Quinn has a background in nonprofit and social work. They have served in various positions supporting underserved families, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, runaway, homeless, and LGBTQ youth in Ventura County. Prior to moving back to Southern CA from the San Francisco Bay Area, they were supporting queer and trans students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) as the Director of the Associated Students’ Queer & Trans Resource Center (QTRC). During their time at QTRC, they founded and facilitated Gender Spectrum, a peer-to-peer support group for LGBTQ students of color and facilitated workshops surrounding LGBTQ student experiences in higher education. They graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California Lutheran University and are currently pursuing their Master’s in Education concentration in Special Interest at SFSU. Their Master’s thesis is centering the voices and resilience strategies of trans students of color. Quinn’s life passion and work is to empower and cultivate spaces for queer and trans people of color. They believe reinforcing resilience through community building can be the greatest form of resistance. Quinn loves to travel, cook, and spending time at the beach.

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Sky Limón, they/them/theirs/ellos, Program Coordinator

Sky is a Latinx, Pansexual, and non-binary human born and raised in Los Angeles. They came to Santa Barbara to study Sociology at UCSB (go Gauchos!) and started their professional career at UCSB shortly after. Sky also holds a Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University and considers themselves a lifelong learner. Where there is an opportunity for learning, there is an opportunity for growth. They are passionate about creating safe and inclusive spaces for marginalized communities. They are particularly drawn and resonate with the experiences of folks who are Latinx and LGBTQ+. Sky understands the power of intersectionalities and how they can affect folks from showing up in different spaces. Sky lives with their caring partner in an RV full-time, with four of the most down to earth and loving furbabies. They enjoy gazing at the moon with their telescope, grilling yummy dinners, cuddling and raising their furbabies, trying new things, hiking and listening to music 24/7. Got any song recommendations? Send them their way!

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