We are a collective of medical providers, mental health professionals, staff, students, and community leaders that represent a partnership between multiple campus departments including Vaden Health Center and Queer Student Resources. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about our current projects:
Centering and serving LGBTQIA+ communities has been my passion since I embarked on my own journey of identity exploration back in high school. We have come a long way since then but not far enough. My vision for Weiland is to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students to explore gender and sexuality and how these identities might intersect and interact with other identities, both privileged and marginalized. We aim to reach this this vision through offering mental health and medical services that are affirming across the spectrum identities; training new clinicians on how to provide these services; and also offering campus programming and education that is affirmative of a range of gender and sexual identities.
For 15 years, my clinical practice has revolved around creating brave(r) and safe(r) spaces that are equitable and deeply respectful of marginalized identities, initially at the high school level and then at the college level. My cultural upbringing is a huge part of what informs my commitment to community and social justice and is connected to my drive to be in service to others. I feel engaged in and committed to a kind of radical social work that honors and strives to create space for all voices and experiences, particularly the nuances and complexities of our lives as BGLT/queer folks. I am excited to bring compassion, transparency and intention to my work as part of the Weiland team and to collaborate across all areas of the Stanford community—students, staff, and the larger community—to try and create meaningful change that allows us all to be more of our authentic selves in all spaces.
projects: campus pronoun sticker initiative, QT Fund, DEI training and consultation
I am honored to be a part of the Weiland team and connect with the Stanford community as both a queer femme of color and a social justice focused psychologist. Throughout my training and career, I have centered intersections of identity and experience, specifically race, gender, sexuality, and trauma. I look forward to changing services, systems, and beliefs as the needs of Stanford’s diverse communities and unique individuals continue to shift. Through collaborative partnerships across departments, communities, and campus roles, I hope to contribute to a Stanford community where students of all identities thrive.
projects: communications and materials, campus partnerships, Queer Yoga & non-Western healing events, Wellness 191 & Wellness 140
I’m so excited to join the Weiland community this year! I am a third-year undergraduate with a strong interest in global health equity and human rights advocacy. I first discovered my passion for human rights through sexual and mental health counseling and quickly fell in love with the compassionate people, supportive community, and important (and often, overlooked) work. My experience has been largely focused on making sexual health education more comprehensive and inclusive through education, peer counseling, district-wide curriculum reform, and state-wide political advocacy. It’s a pleasure to continue this work in my second year of teaching for WELLNESS 191: Peer Education in Comprehensive Sexual Health alongside my wonderful colleague Alice Serenska. Outside of Weiland, I also serve as co-President of the Stanford chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action. I am honored to collaborate with the amazing people in these spaces to create a more affirming, healthy, inclusive, and safe environment at Stanford.
I’m new to Weiland and also to Stanford University, having recently transferred from City College of San Francisco. Both academically and professionally, I have worked in the field of sexual health for over a decade. My independent research studies the implementation of sexual assault crisis counseling in the acute care setting, and, along with my esteemed colleague (and good friend) Hiran, I will be co-leading WELLNESS 191: Peer Education on Comprehensive Sexual Health. I’m honored to represent the student body on the advisory board for the Confidential Support Team as well as the Provost’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention & Response. Easily my favorite aspect of being part of this work is the community we build with one another. I am truly thrilled to join the effort.
Medical Services Partner
As Vaden Health Center’s Medical director, I am committed to maintaining an environment that welcomes Stanford’s diverse community. My involvement with the Weiland Health Initiative allows me to take an active role in refining our services, so we can provide care, support and education to students of all genders and sexual orientations.
The professional staff of Queer Student Resources are proud to act as directing partners with the Weiland Health Initiative.