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The Staff

The heart and soul of the Center, staff take care of everything from events to the content on this website! You may contact the staff via e-mail or by calling the Center at (530) 752-2452.

Staff Contacts


  • elizabeth coté, Director
  • Joanna Villegas, Interim Office Coordinator         jovillegas@ucdavis.edu
  • Jezzie Zimbardo, Community Counselor                                                jzimbardo@ucdavis.edu
  • Val Valles, Student Community Intern                                                    vavalles@ucdavis.edu
  • Monique Merritt, Student Community Intern                                          memerritt@ucdavis.edu
  • Giovani Lopez, Student Community Intern                                            oglopez@ucdavis.edu
  • Hazel G. Quintanilla, Student Community Intern                                   hgquintanilla@ucdavis.edu
  • Elisa Oceguera, Graduate Student Researcher


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    Volunteers are an integral part of the LGBT Resource Center. They help keep the Center orderly and friendly for all of its visitors. If you have visited the Center, you may have met or been greeted by a few people. Chances are one or two of these people were volunteers!

    Volunteering is a great way to support the UC Davis LGBT community, meet new people, develop skills, and have fun. Transcript notation is also a possibility! If you are interested in volunteering, visit the volunteer page for more information.