||Stephanie Preston, Psy.D.
Stephanie is a faculty counselor at SJSU Counseling & Psychological Services, where
she specializes in working with LGBTQ+ students. In her professional career, Stephanie
has founded and facilitated many groups for LGBTQ+ individuals, including a group
for LGBTQ+ youth engaging in addictive behaviors, a group for bisexual/pansexual/nonmonosexual
individuals, and the SJSU Pride Center LGBTQ+ Discussion and Support group. She is
continually working to be a better ally to the trans/genderqueer community, by attending
and providing trainings regarding affirmative therapy and advocacy. Stephanie is very
excited to be involved with the Peers in Pride program again this year and can’t wait
to get to know all the mentors and mentees!
In her free time, Stephanie loves to cook (and eat!) creative vegetarian meals, go
hiking and camping, and do yoga.
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.