Dora Frias, Director
Hey all, here are a few things that are important to know about me: I was born in Durango, Mexico and grew up in El Paso, TX. I earned my Bachelors from Texas A&M University in Kinesiology and my Masters here at Colorado State University in Student Affairs in Higher Education.
I’ve worked at as a physical and health educator in the K-12 educational system and I’ve spent the last 8 years working in student affairs, specializing in social justice education and advocating for underrepresented students on a variety of campuses across the country. Outside of all that, I enjoy cooking, listening to QTLatinx podcasts, and spending time with my partner, our kiddo and family.
Stop by our center to say hi any time!
EMILY AMBROSE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
I graduated from CSU in 2010 with a Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education, after traveling as a Leadership Consultant for my international sorority. I graduated with her Bachelor’s in Communication and a certificate in LGBT Studies from CU-Boulder.
Most recently, I worked in the office of Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement with leadership initiatives and still teach in the President’s Leadership Program. And yet, these experiences only partially represent me.
I enjoy dancing, traveling, guiding in the Grand Canyon, binge watching Netflix, and visiting family and friends around the world. I love all the students and staff I have come to know during my time at CSU!
BRIANA JARA, LEAD FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
Hi! I am a third year at Colorado State University and I absolutely love it here. This is my second year working at the Pride Resource Center, and it is by far one of my favorite parts of the day. I wanted to work at the Resource Center in order to get more involved in my community. This year, I am in a different position, and even though I know it will be challenging, I am so excited thinking about the year to come.
I am also a part of Visible Voices, the speaker’s bureau ran through the Pride Resource Center, I am a facilitator for BAPPQ (AKA BPPQ), and I absolutely love dogs. If I am not at work or at school, I am most definitely to be found at home with my puppy.
NATE DRISCOLL, FRONT DESK STAFF
My name is Nate and this is my third year here at CSU! I chose to work here at the Pride Resource Center because it was a part of my daily life as a freshman. My hobbies include reading, drawing, writing, singing, playing piano, and running. I’m super excited to be starting my second year here with the Pride Resource Center!
Angelise Guerrero, First Year Student Mentor
Hello, my name is Angelise Guerrero, and I’m a second year CSU student. I am originally from Tempe, Arizona, but I love the community and home I have made in Fort Collins. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, taking naps, and fighting for social justice. I am very proud of my queer, Latinx, and African- American identities, and I’m looking forward to incorporating these intersectionalities into my work as the First Year Student Network Leader.
ARMANI FLEMINGS-PRIDE, VISIBLE VOICES/SAFE ZONE LEAD
Major: Equine Science & Animal Science
Hey Everyone! My name is Armani and I am a third year at Colorado State University. This is my second year working in the Pride Resource Center. My job here is to help coordinate the Safe Zone and Visible Voices programs. I also am a Visible Voice Volunteer and an Resident Assistant. I look forward to seeing you all in the Pride Resource Center. If you see me around campus, please feel free to say hi!
Val Hiraki, Events Coordinator
Major: Health and Exercise Science
Concentration: Sport Medicine
Hi! My name is Val Hiraki. I am a third year majoring in Health and Exercise Science, and this is my first year working in the Pride Resource Center. I’ve wanted to meet more people and become involved in the community for a long time, and now I will have a chance to do just that!. My hobbies include baking, dancing, and taking candid photographs of my beloved pup, Suki. I look forward to meeting you this year!
Jessie Charbonneau, CSUHN counseling center liaison to the Pride Resource Center
My name is Jessie Charbonneau and I am the CSUHN counseling center liaison to the Pride Resource Center. I am an animal lover, an outdoor adventurer, and I am passionate about helping students thrive and grow through all of life’s challenges. My specializations include working with individuals who have experienced trauma, are struggling with relationships, life transitions or issues related to substance use. I also have significant experience supporting individuals who are struggling with issues related to gender and sexual orientation. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and I am a collaborator on your journey towards healing. Whatever you’re struggling with, I’m here to help you achieve your goals. Give me a shout and let me know how I can help!