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!
Maggie Hendrickson, Assistant Director
Maggie enjoys building communities of pride, joy, reflection, and support, particularly for those who identify as trans, non-binary, and LGBQ+. Maggie most recently came to Colorado from Seattle, WA, where they previously worked in Residential Life at Seattle University and Pacific Lutheran University. Maggie received their undergraduate degree in Recreation and Youth Development from the University of New Hampshire and their graduate degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. In their spare time, Maggie enjoys cooking, baking, being outside, laughing, and getting involved in the community. Maggie is happy to chat about training (like our Safe Zone program!), self care, social justice, true crime, Steven Universe, summer camp, movies, Janelle Monae, gardening, gender fluidity, and One Direction – and anything else that you’re interested in! Stop by the Pride RC to say hi!
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!
Beit Gorski, CSUHN counseling center liaison to the Pride Resource Center
Beit Gorski is a CSU Health Network counseling center liaison who serves CSUHN as a licensed psychotherapist and who co-facilitates the Transgender and Gender Fluid support group. Xe grew up in rural Wisconsin and has lived in Colorado for most of the past two decades, conducting cognitive development research at and earning a Bachelors from CU-Boulder and gaining a Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, where xe later served as adjunct faculty. Most of xyr clinical experience for the past 15 years has centered on supporting community clients during psychiatric emergencies and in acute recovery from trauma-related crisis, often adults and children who have experienced domestic violence/ intimate partner violence. Beit navigates professional and academic spaces having a stable working poverty background and is a white, disabled, queer, trans, nonbinary, intersex documented settler who practices non-monogamy. Xe enjoys ceramics, nurturing houseplants, and playing Urban Adult Hide & Seek. When you see xem from time to time at the Pride Resource Center and affiliated events, take a moment to say hello!