meet the staff

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Nat Betancourt Arellano
(they/them, Mx.)

Coordinator, LGBT Queer Resource Center

Nat Betancourt Arellano has served as the coordinator for the LGBT Queer Resource Center since June 2019. They earned their Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in History at California State University, Fullerton and their Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University. As an alumni of CSUF, Nat enjoys being able to give back to the community that helped them to grow. They have worked in First-Year Experience, Career Services, Leadership Development, Residence Life, and now Diversity & Equity. Nat previously served as a member for the NASPA Region VI Advisory Board and in 2021 was recognized as the Staff of the Year for the Division of Student Affairs at Cal State Fullerton. As someone that identifies as bisexual and non-binary, they hope that their narrative and experiences can positively impact others and be of support to students navigating their queer identities. Aside from their passion in supporting students, Nat grew up in Southern California, enjoys rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and is a film nerd at heart. 



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Shahayla (she/they/he)

Communications and Graphic Design Lead, LGBT Queer Resource Center

Shahayla is a third year Arts major aiming too graduate with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Sociology. They identify as a Latinx, genderqueer bisexual. Shahayla enjoy all forms of art, including music, poetry, and- most importantly- ANIME! They spent their first year at CSUF frequenting the LGBTQRC in search for a place to make new friends. Instead, she found a second home. Now they work here and hope that anyone who chooses to visit the center can find comfort as they have too. Feel free to say hi if you see Shahayla!

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Monica (she/her/hers)

Programming Activity Lead, LGBT Queer Resource Center

Monica is a third year latinx queer student currently studying as an undergraduate Psychology major. She is hoping to go into the field of clinical psychology where she can help communities, especially communities of color to get the help they want and need! Monica started in the center as a frequent visitor of the space and is now heavily involved. Her interests are exploring new spaces, meeting new people, and building relationships with many! Fun fact: Monica has a pug named Sandia which means watermelon in Spanish and Monica also had a 156 day streak on Duolingo!


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Luis (he/him/his)

Programming Activity Lead, LGBT Queer Resource Center

Luis is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. He is looking to further his education in Political Science within the Law and Government field. He identifies as Queer and Xicano. Luis started his first year at CSUF frequenting the LGBTQ Resource Center and getting involved within the community. Luis enjoys playing video games, listening to music and drinking Thai tea and coffee. Some of his favorite games are Pokémon, Smash Ultimate, and Kingdom Hearts. If you were wondering, he is a Samus Main and his favorite Pokémon is Budew.