Quinn Rioz

Quinn Rioz, MA

( They/Them/Theirs )
Email: quinnrioz@sfsu.edu

Quinn Rioz is a Chicanx, Queer, Trans Nonbinary Educator, consultant, and Star Wars nerd from a galaxy far, far, away (Oxnard, CA). They are an SFSU ELSIT alum who graduated in Spring 2019 with an MA in Education with a Special Interest Concentration. Their master’s thesis was a phenomenological study that explored the resilience strategies of trans students of color in higher education.

Quinn currently serves as the Director of LGBT Resources at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). At UCSB, Quinn works with students, staff, and faculty to create resources, educational initiatives, and affirming spaces for trans and queer students while advocating for institutional change that address some of the systemic oppression LGBTQIA+ people experience.

As of Fall 2022, Quinn returned to SFSU ELSIT to teach the course "ISED 718: Queering Education: Policy, Research, and Pedagogy" where Queer and Trans Black Indigenous and people of color (QTBIPOC) identities and experiences in education are the focus.