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Out @ UIC

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Leah Goodman
(Pronouns: She/her)
OTD, MA Occupational Therapy
Visiting Clinical Instructor
College of Applied Health Sciences
Mark Martell
(Pronouns: He/him)
PhD in Educational Policy Studies
Director, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
James Flamm
(Pronouns: He/him)

Master of Management in Higher Education Administration

Assistant Director, College of Medicine
Marchello Johnson
(Pronouns: He/him)

Master of Arts

Director of Financial Aid, College of Law
Surya Sabhapathy
(Pronouns: She/her and they/them)


Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Psychiatry
Bernard D. Santarsiero
(Pronouns: He/him)


Director, Research Initiatives, Office of Diversity
Andrew Trotter
(Pronouns: He/him)


Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Tia Barr
(Pronouns: She/her)


Academic Advisor, College of Applied Health Sciences
Phoenix Matthews
(Pronouns: They/them)

PhD Psychology

Professor, College of Nursing, Department of Health Systems Sciences
Ronak Kapadia
(Pronouns: He/him and they/them)

BA in Comparative Ethnic Studies, MA/PhD in American Studies

Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, Affiliated Faculty in Global Asian Studies, Art History, and Museum &
Exhibition Studies
Therese Quinn
(Pronouns: She/her)

PhD in Curriculum Studies

Director and Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Design & the Arts, School of Art & Art History, Museum and Exhibition Studies
Anna Guevara
(Pronouns: She/her)

PhD Sociology, BA Gender and Women's Studies, BS Biological Sciences

Director and Associate Professor, Global Asian Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lisa Razzano
(Pronouns: She/her)


Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, and Deputy Director, Center on Mental Health Services, Research, and Policy
Yamile Molina
(Pronouns: They/them)

MS Psychology, MPH Epidemiology, PhD Psychology

Assistant Professor, Division of Community Health Sciences
Emelia "Mimi" Arquilla
(Pronouns: They/them)


Attending Physician, Mile Square Health Center/Family Medicine
Michael Moss

Master's of Public Administration

Assistant Chancellor and Director, Office of Budget and Financial Analysis
Jennifer Brier
(Pronouns: She/her or they/them)

BA History, PhD History

Director and Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Gender and Women's Studies and History
Erica Chu
(Pronouns: They/them)

BA English, MA English, ABD English

Visiting Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Gender and Women's Studies and History
Hugo Trevino
(Pronouns: He/him)


Disability Resource Center
Timothy Nemec
(Pronouns: He/him)

BA in English Literature, M.Ed.
College of Business Administration
Curtis Kimberlin
(Pronouns: He/him)

M.Ed. Higher Education

College of Liberal Arts
James Drown
(Pronouns: He/him)
MA Tesol/Linguistics
Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Rebecca Rugg
(Pronouns: She/Her)
DFA, MFA Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
Dean, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Why is it important to be out/visible? Heading link

“I was hidden for almost 40 years. Being visible means that my peers will begin asking themselves questions and then eventually be able to have conversations about TGNC [Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming] identities. It means that this campus will hopefully become safer for folks like me. It means that TGNC and other students can see that they have a place here.” -Em Rabelais

“When I was growing up, we had no role models (not even bad ones like on Jerry Springer.) Over the years, I’ve found that invisibility isn’t really a choice and that instead of running from the world that it is best to confront it dead on.” – Rebecca Ruhlman

“I am a queer person that identifies as genderqueer/GNC. I was AFAB and present in a masculine of center matter. Throughout my entire medical education, including medical school/rotations/residency, I encountered only one or two providers in the medical community who looked like me or identified as GNC in any way. The lack of representation of gender diversity in medicine, especially amongst physicians, left me feeling like an outsider in many places. I didn’t have anyone who was in the same boat, or had been there, to seek advice from about challenging I encountered. Being out and visible is important to me so that I can help pull the next person up, and to show that they aren’t alone. Having representation is vital to making our community more visible and also developing more inclusive quality medical care.” – Mimi Arquilla

“Being out/visible is important to me as I believe it provides students, faculty, and others opportunities for collaboration and support. I also believe that visibility demonstrates the diversity of the UIC community, particularly among faculty as well as the College of Medicine.” – Lisa Razzano

“Being out or being visible as gender or sexually variant are options that each person can consider if it makes sense for them. For me, being open with colleagues and students about my identities is important because I’ve experienced some of the damage caused by isolation. I hope that by being open, I can invite others to love themselves and to reach out when they need help doing so.” – Erica Chu