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Cross-Cultural and Gender Center

Meet Our Staff

Deyanire

Deyanire Del Toro (She/Her/Ella)
B.A. Sociology and Psychology
M.A. Educational Administration and Leadership, Emphasis on Organizational Leadership
Program Coordinator
 
Responsibilities:
Supervise 2 student coordinators, oversee yearly Cross Cultural programming, work with administration to continue to build provide opportunities for students to develop their cultural competency.
 
Interests/Hobbies:
Record shopping, walking around thrift stores looking for hidden treasures, playing with my cats Rei and Morgan and my puppy, Olive, spending time with my partner watching movies, eating delicious food, and drinking boba!
 
Why do you do this work?: 
I have always had a passion for social justice work and can’t believe I get to do this everyday with students that are also passionate about equity work. My long-term goal is to go on and positively impact college campuses in my role by continuing to build spaces and advocating for 
marginalized students on campus.

brenda

Brenda Villalobos (She/Her/Ella)
B.A. Psychology,
Minor in Women Studies
M.A. Higher Educational Administration and Leadership (In Progress)
Student Coordinator
 
Responsibilities:
My responsibilities include planning, coordinating, marketing, and facilitating educational programming and events on campus and collaborating with different departments, student organizations, and clubs on campus to promote cultural diversity and knowledge.
 
Interests/Hobbies: 
In my free time, I love going to comic cons with my partner, visiting new cities, reading queer literature, collecting Funko pops and fan art, trying new crafts such as sewing, knitting, wood-burning, painting, and spending time with my family.  
 
Why do you do this work?: 

Being able to work at the Cross Cultural and Gender Center represents a way for me to make a tangible difference on our campus and to help it become the best it could possibly be. Our programming allows me a way to help to facilitate personal growth for our Fresno State community and overall, the work allows me to create spaces for people to explore their identities and learn about social justice and equity. Ultimately, I do this work because, as a queer woman of color, I understand what it is like to exist in a space that was not built with you in mind and I want to help bring visibility to the minoritized communities on our campus, uplift their voices, and provide those communities with resources and the opportunities to advocate for themselves.