Meet the Staff
Tammie Cinder Velasquez
Tammie is the Coordinator for the Gender Equity Center (GEC) within the Cross Cultural Centers. She received her Masters in Post-secondary Administration & Student Affairs from USC, and Bachelors in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies, with an emphasis in Women's Studies from Cal Poly Pomona. Tammie has a passion for intersecting identities,social justice and advocacy.
Fun Fact: Tammie’s favorite thing to do is eat (anything and everything), as well as lip-sync foolishly to songs in the car.
Emma De La Rosa
Emma is excited to be this year’s graduate assistant for the Gender Equity Center (GEC). She holds a sociology degree from the University of California, Merced and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Public Policy. She has a passion for empowering communities to succeed. Thanks to the Cross Cultural Centers and specifically the GEC, she has grown as a professional, but most importantly as a person.
Mady graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in History in December 2015. She has worked for the Gender Equity Center for three years and has specifically worked on GEM Training, the Don't Put Me in a Box campaign, and Vagina Monologues. She enjoys working with students to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus.
Fun Fact: Mady spent the previous summer learning Vietnamese!
Aurora is a 3rd year double major in Political Science and Anthropology & Geography, with a minor in Latin American Studies. She is a student assistant focusing on programs such as Dia de los Muertos celebrations and Latinx socials/panels. She's especially excited for her upcoming short series on issues such as machismo, marianismo, and colorism within the Latin community.
Fun Fact: Aurora has two pet guinea pigs named Joey and Chandler. If you couldn't already tell, her favorite T.V. show is "Friends"!
Stephanie is a 2nd year Mathematics major and cheerleader here at Cal Poly. She loves working towards advancing women in STEM and creating dialogue on the issues of a strict gender binary.
Fun Fact: Stephanie loves cartoons! Her current favorites are Steven Universe and The Legend of Korra.