The staff is comprised of professionals and student advocates. GSC advocates are students knowledgeable of on-campus and local services and programs. GSC advocates answer questions, make referrals, and publicize programs and services.
Dawn Lee Tu, M.A.
Director, Cultural Centers
As an interdisciplinary scholar and student affairs professional, she brings a unique perspective to her work as a diversity affairs professional. She is currently completing her PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of California at Davis (expected December 2011) with research that focuses on diversity initiatives and Asian American student engagement in college. She also holds an MA in American Studies from New York University where she wrote about Asian American youth and hip hop consciousness. In addition to researching diversity-related issues, she has spent the past nine years cultivating her passion for social justice through other student affairs roles that have included diversity training, community-based capacity building, crisis management and community mediation. Her experience with teaching college students, training as a critical ethnographer and Ethnic Studies scholar, and student affairs experience enables her to bridge theory and practice and cultivate collaborative projects between faculty, students and the community. She is a proud product of the San Francisco public education system (K-12).
Alejandro Covarrubias, M.S.
Assistant Director, Cultural Centers
Alejandro grew up in Southern California and completed his B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Religious Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. After college he served a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at a day shelter for the homeless community in Sacramento, CA. Alejandro earned an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Alejandro is dedicated to challenging himself and others to think critically about social justice and identity issues from both the head and the heart.
Megan Gallagher, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)
Megan Gallagher grew up in Massachusetts and moved to San Francisco in 1999. Megan has worked at USF for nearly five years. In her previous role, she worked as the Assistant Director of Health Promotion Services. Currently, she coordinates the GSC which is a space for peer to peer engagement to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, health and safety, and related issues.
Megan received her BA from Villanova University, and later received her M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts. In her free time, Megan enjoys traveling, skiing in Lake Tahoe, summertime on the coast of Maine and spending time with her family.
GSC Student Staff Members
Shea Hazarian, GSC Intern
Mckenzie Mullen, GSC Intern
Sarah Claytor, GSC Intern