Student Interns


Kayla Harper-Alvarez, Event Programming Intern



Kristen Flaten, Event Programming Intern



Marlysha Nicolaides, Event Programming Intern



Martina Panganiban , Event Programming Intern



Portrait Bonnie Sugiyama

Bonnie Sugiyama

408.924.6158 (direct)

Bonnie Sugiyama's undergraduate and graduated career in student affairs started at Sacramento State University, working for six years with the Women's Resource Center, the last two years of which she was the graduate assistant coordinator of the PRIDE Center. During her time at Sac. St. she worked on various GLBTIQ issues, including: Queer history month, GLBTIQ in sports, sexual assault, Intersex awareness, domestic violence, Trans identity development, safe zone program development, bisexuality myths, etc. Her last position was at Sonoma State University as the Director of the Center for Culture, Gender and Sexuality. Her most significant work at SSU was the revisioning of a lecture series to reflect issues of social justice and educate students on the complexities of intersectionality though our multiple identities.

Education Programmer

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Samantha Brechlin

408.924.2149 (direct)

Sam recently moved to California from New York City, and before that worked in Student Activities & Involvement at UMass Amherst, advising a university programming board and planning campus wide events including concerts, a circus party, and conferences on programming and leadership. Over the years, Sam has also planned and participated in programs around media representations of gender and sexuality, sexual health education, healthy relationships, body image and femininity, allyship and safe spaces, and gendered language and expectations in student leadership. She loves plants, is still surprised by the number of palm trees here, and could talk for ages about normative and non-normative expressions of feminist ideologies.