PRIDE Center Staff

Student Interns

Vy Truong Portrait
 
Vy Truong, Event Coordinator Intern
Majoring in Sociology
408.924.6157
sjsupride@gmail.com

Faculty Fellow

Dr. Stephanie Preston Portrait Stephanie Preston, Psy.D.
stephanie.preston@sjsu.edu


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.

Director

Portrait Bonnie Sugiyama

Bonnie Sugiyama
408.924.6158 (direct)
bonnie.sugiyama@sjsu.edu

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.