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Safe Zone Advocate Training

Get Safe Zone trained today!

Safe Zone trainings are opportunities for Faculty and Staff to earn professional development credit for taking the initiative to learn about LGBTQIA+ identities, genders, and orientations, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

LGBTQIA+ people sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in new environments. Faculty and staff who get trained in the Safe Zone curriculum receive Safe Zone stickers and signature icons which, when displayed, communicate to others a commitment to making and creating inclusive environments for LGBTQIA+ people.

The University Safe Zone program follows a tailored curriculum adapted from The Safe Zone Project. This curriculum is updated bi-annually to ensure the curriculum stays relevant to current scholarly knowledge and trends occurring within the community.

Sign up

The Safe Zone training program is accessible for sign up through FIU Develop. Navigate to FIU Develop, sign in with your FIU credentials, then search for "Safe Zone." Enroll in the course and you will be provided with information about how to sign up for one of the upcoming training sessions listed below.

Note: Based on the coronavirus pandemic, training will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Advocate training schedule - Fall 2021

Safe Zone Advocates

Looking for a brave space to be yourself on campus? Want to talk to a faculty or staff member who has completed the training recently? Below are some of our Safe Zone Advocates:

Safe Zone Advocates

Name / Contact info

Pronouns

Abbie Bernet

She/Her/Hers

Adriana Medina

She/Her/Ella

Albert Perera

He/Him/His

Alex Candia

He/Him/His

Alex Pipitone Schworn

She/Her/Hers

Alina Quintana

She/Her/Hers

Alliete Alfano

She/Her/Hers

Amanda L. Niguidula

She/Her/Hers

Andres Tremante

He/Him/His

Andrew Green

He/Him/His

Angela M. Medina

She/Her/Hers

Ashlee Jackson

She/Her/Hers

Ayelen Ferrer-Quinoa

She/Her/Hers

Belinda Caballero Fernandez

She/Her/Hers

Belky Perez

She/Her/Hers

Bianca Bovo

She/Her/Hers

Brandon Isahack

He/Him/His

Breny DaParre Garcia

She/Her/Hers

Brittny Freire

She/Her/Hers

Carla Llorca

She/Her/Hers

Carla Mayorga

She/Her/Hers

Carlota Valdes

She/Her/Hers

Carol Galladian

She/Her/Hers

Cassandra Otero

She/Her/Hers

Catherine Busatto

She/Her/Hers

Chanadra Young Whiting

She/Her/Hers

Chanel Gomez

She/Her/Hers

Cherise Watson

She/Her/Hers

Christina Schettini

She/Her/Hers

Christina Velazquez

She/Her/Hers

Christopher Chamorro

He/Him/His

Cindy Lopez

She/Her/Hers

Clara Barman

She/Her/Hers

Danilo Castillo

He/Him/His

Darren Gregory

He/Him/His

Darryl Reano

He/Him/His

David Dugard

He/Him/His or She/her/Hers

Dawn Fagnan

She/Her/Hers

Delver Retana

He/Him/Hers

Derrick Glymph

He/Him/His

Diana Arcentales

She/Her/Hers

Ebonie Parris

She/Her/Hers

Ebony Brooks

She/Her/Hers

Edith Vanessa Weiss

She/Her/Hers

Eileen Rodriguez

She/Her/Hers

Elana Karshmer

she/her/hers

Elery Rojas

She/Her/Hers

Elisabeth "Lisa" Simpson

She/Her/Hers

Elizabeth Scarbrough

She/Her/Hers

Elizabeth Terry-Roisin

She/Her/Hers

Emma Perez

She/Her/Hers

Ena Urbina

She/Her/Hers

Enrique Obando

He/Him/His

Enrique Rosell

He/Him/His

Erin Loeb

She/Her/Hers

Eymi Castillo

She/Her/Hers

Gabriel Mayora

He/Him/His

Giovanna Tello

She/Her/Hers

Grey Fernandez

They/She/He

Isabella Amaro

She/Her/Hers

Jaclyn Coello

She/Her/Hers

Jacob Burns

He/Him/His

Jeannette Cruz

She/Her/Hers

Jenille Lopez

She/Her/Hers

Jenna Levine

She/Her/Hers

Jennifer Cooper

She/Her/Hers

Jessica Aleman

She/Her/Hers

Jessica Armenteros

She/Her/Hers

Jessica Bermudez

She/Her/Hers

Jessica Lewis

She/Her/Hers

Jessica R. Herrera

She/her/hers

Jessica Rodriguez

She/Her/Hers

Jessy Abouarab

She/Her/Hers

Joel Arancibia

He/Him/His

Joel E. Paula

He/Him/His

Joel Villarini

He/Him/His

Johana Perez

She/Her/Hers

Jordan Quintana

She/Her/Hers

Jorge Valdes

He/Him/His

Kaila Jospitre

She/her/hers

Kimberly Taylor

She/Her/Hers

Kristie Reyes

She/Her/Hers

Larissa James

She/Her/Hers

Laura Hoelscher

She/Her/Hers

Laura Pacchioni

She/Her/Hers

Leonardo Carbajo

He/Him/His

Lisa Boskovic

She/Her/Hers

Lorena Silva

She/Her/Hers

Luke Akande

He/him/his

Madelaine Barberiz

She/Her/Hers

Maikel Alendy

He/Him/His

Maria Villalobos

She/Her/Hers

Marie Wray

She/Her/Hers

Marissa Landgraf

She/Her/Hers

Markus Thiel

N/A

Matthew Bendet

He/Him/His

Melissa Argumosa

She/Her/Hers

Melissa Vasallo

She/Her/Hers

Merary Nieves

She/Her/Hers

Michelle Kameka

She/Her/Hers

Michelle Odai

She/Her/Hers

Michelle Troche

She/Her/Hers

Mike Hampton

He/Him/His

Milly Buendia

She/Her/Ella

Mohammad A. Qureshi

He/Him/His

Nate Rabner

He/Him/His

Neal Stepp

He/Him/His

Nelly Leon

She/Her/Hers

Nicholas Vagnoni

He/Him/His

Nuria C Rodriguez

She/Her/Hers

Oren Hertz

He/Him/His

Pedro Palomino

They/Them

Phillip Lloyd Hamilton

He/Him/His

Rachel Ritchie

she/her/hers

Randal Silbiger

He/Him/His

Rebecca Mojica

She/Her/Hers

Rodrigo E. Martinez

He/Him/His

Roniel Vallejo

He/Him/His

Rosario Lozada

She/Her/Hers

Rossana Maria Quintana

She/Her/Hers

Rossly Rocha

She/Her/Hers

Roxane Timon

She/Her/Hers

Rozeena Taylor

She/Her/Hers

Samantha Lippel

She/Her/Hers

Sandhya Appunni

She/Her/Hers

Sanyo Mathew

He/Him/His

Sasha Maldonado

She/Her/Hers

Scott Harvey

He/Him/His

Selena S. Sifontes

She/Her/Hers

Shari Little

She/Her/Hers

Shed Boren

He/Him/His

Shirley Vazquez

She/Her/Hers

Sophie Braga de Barros Loureiro

She/Her/Hers

Stefannie Aguilar

She/Her/Hers

Stephanie Bello

She/Her/Hers

Stephanie Fernandez

She/Her/Hers

Stephanie Gomez

She/Her/Hers

Tahimi Rodriguez

She/Her/Hers

Tahmina Urmi

She/Her/Hers

Thomas Giles

He/Him/His

Tim Dugan Birrittella

He/Him/His

Trina Sanders

She/Her/Hers

Valerie Morgan

She/Her/Hers

Vanessa Faz

She/Her/Hers

Vanessa Vazquez

She/Her/Hers

Vicenta M. Shepard

She/Her/Hers

Victoria Gonzalez

She/Her/Hers

Yaimara Roman Gonzalez

She/Her/Hers

Yan Vazquez

He/Him/His

Yania Yanez

She/Her/Hers

Yasmine Campbell

She/Her/Hers

Yenisleidy Simon Mengana

She/Her/Hers

Yesim Anter

She/Her/Hers

Yoana Corro

She/Her/Hers