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Master's Degrees


Daniel Osoy
They/Them/Theirs

Daniel Osoy

Master of Arts , Interdisciplinary Studies
Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

I want to thank my chosen family, Payasos LA. Your love, your support, your embrace has gotten me through some tough times. You have taught me the meaning of brotherhood, community, family. Los amo a todos, mis hermanos.

Mr. Jeremiah Andrew Ripley
He/Him/His

Mr. Jeremiah Andrew Ripley

Master of Fine Arts, Television, Film and Theatre / Acting option

I would like to thank my family and friends for all of their love and support, especially my boyfriend, Griff, for supporting me through my graduate school journey and through life. I would also like to thank my cohort and professors for going on this three year ride with me. Last, but not least, I want to thank my mom. Thank you for encouraging me, from a young age, to live in my authenticity.

Roxana Nataly Preciado
She/He/They

Roxana Nataly Preciado

Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy-Counseling

I would like to thank my family, my wife and son. Thank you for loving me. They 2016 To be free I must surrender, give up Let go of the world’s image of me What they say about me To be happy I must rise above it all I must take a look at what I have Because that, that IS love THEY ARE LOVE By: Roxana Preciado, Not a Fairytale

Sergio Álvarez
They/Them/Theirs

Sergio Alvarez

Master of Arts, Communicative Disorders

I’d like to thank the following people who have ensured my success in graduate school. It truly takes a village: Mom, Dad, gracias por todo. Hanna, Bryant, thanks for helping me get into CSULA. Jeremy, Monique, Angie, Adia, Alejandra, Kathleen, thank you for your emotional support. Tanya, Sally, Bernadette, Janet, thanks for being the best cohortmates. Cecy, Julia N., June, Drs. Matyiku, Horner, Ellis, and Simón-Cereijido, thanks for all the academic support.


Bachelors Degrees


Isis Shaunté Davis
She/Her/Hers

Isis Shaunté Davis

Bachelors of Arts, Pan-African Studies
Bachelors of Art, Communications with an emphasis in Organizational and Applied Communication

Audre Lorde once said, "If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." As a Queer Black Womyn, I have various experiences in my college journey that have shaped me, tried to break me, challenged me, and helped me restructure what I thought was myself. I thank all of those who helped me in my journey and will forever be grateful.

Juan Carlos Topete Martinez
He/Him/His

Juan Carlos Topete Martinez

Bachelor of Arts
Communication
Bachelor of Arts
Music

There are many folks who have contributed to my queer identity so many of them have been from right here at the GSRC and from TQC to even the friends and family from back home. You have been with me through the highs and lows, the mistakes and lessons, the get downs and the break downs. You all have taught me about the magic I have inside of me and the true love I deserve

Livan Andres Jimenez Rodriguez
He/They

Livan Andres Jimenez Rodriguez

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Minor, Sociology
Certificate in Pre-Law

I would like to take this moment to thank my family for everything. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support from my siblings and from my mamí. They are my foundation along with my community, that remind me daily of my roots and the people who helped me get to where I am today. I wouldn’t be who I am without my community and I hope to one day give back.

Marie Owyong
She/Her/Hers

Marie Owyong

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration:Entrepreneurship

I want to thank my friends, family, partner, and all those who made my time here so meaningful. Special shout out to my APIDA Ignite family for giving me the opportunity to find community with my API identity. I can’t thank Elaine, Chris, Veejay, Hannah, Jonathan, Jennifer, and Taraneh enough for being the amazing people that they are, and for giving me the chance to be a part of something incredible.

Yareli Jimenez
She/Her/Hers

Yareli Jimenez

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Minor: Sociology

I would like to take this moment to thank my family for everything. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support from my siblings and from my mamí. They are my foundation along with my community, that remind me daily of my roots and the people who helped me get to where I am today. I wouldn’t be who I am without my community and I hope to one day give back.