Safe Zone

Safe Zone trainings are opportunities for Faculty and Staff to earn professional development credit for taking the initiative to learn about LGBTQIA+ identities, genders, and orientations, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

LGBTQIA+ people sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in new environments. Faculty and staff who get trained in the Safe Zone curriculum receive Safe Zone stickers and signature icons which, when displayed, communicate to others a commitment to making and creating inclusive environments for LGBTQIA+ people.

The University Safe Zone program follows a tailored curriculum adapted from The Safe Zone Project. This curriculum is updated bi-annually to ensure the curriculum stays relevant to current scholarly knowledge and trends occurring within the community. 

Sign Up On FIU Develop!

The Safe Zone training program is accessible for sign up through FIU Develop. Navigate to FIU Develop, sign in with your FIU credentials, then search for "Safe Zone." Enroll in the course and you will be provided with information about how to sign up for one of the upcoming training sessions listed below.

Note: Based on the coronavirus pandemic, training will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Safe Zone Advocate Training Schedule - Fall 2021

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator(s)

Monday, September 13, 2021

3:00PM - 5:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Javon Stovall

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

1:00PM - 3:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Bianca Bovo and Adri Medina

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

3:00PM - 5:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Javon Stovall

Thursday, Ocotber 21, 2021

11:00AM - 1:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Adri Medina

Friday, November 5, 2021

1:00PM - 3:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Frank Fajardo, Jeannette Cruz, and Cory Fairfield

Monday, November 15, 2021

3:00PM - 5:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Valerie Morgan, Giovanna Tello, and Carolyn Meeker

Friday, Deceber 7, 2021

11:00AM - 1:00PM Zoom (Sign Up via FIU Develop) Bianca Bovo and Carolyn Meeker

Safe Zone Train the Trainer Schedule - Spring 2022

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator(s)

TBA (Spring 2022)

TBA

TBA

TBA

 

Looking for a brave space to be yourself on campus? Want to talk to a faculty or staff member who has completed the training recently? Below are some of our Safe Zone Advocates:

Safe Zone Advocates List

Name Pronouns FIU Link
Abbie Bernet She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Adriana Medina She/Her/Ella Contact Info
Albert Perera He/Him/His Contact Info
Alex Candia He/Him/His Contact Info
Alex Pipitone Schworn She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Alina Quintana She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Alliete Alfano She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Amanda L. Niguidula She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Andres Tremante He/Him/His Contact Info
Andrew Green He/Him/His Contact Info
Angela M. Medina She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Ashlee Jackson She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Ayelen Ferrer-Quinoa She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Belinda Caballero Fernandez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Belky Perez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Bianca Bovo She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Brandon Isahack He/Him/His Contact Info
Breny DaParre Garcia She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Brittny Freire She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Carla Llorca She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Carla Mayorga She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Carlota Valdes She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Carol Galladian She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Cassandra Otero She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Catherine Busatto She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Chanadra Young Whiting She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Chanel Gomez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Cherise Watson She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Christina Schettini She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Christina Velazquez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Christopher Chamorro He/Him/His Contact Info
Cindy Lopez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Clara Barman She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Danilo Castillo He/Him/His Contact Info
Darren Gregory He/Him/His Contact Info
Darryl Reano He/Him/His Contact Info
David Dugard He/Him/His or She/her/Hers Contact Info
Dawn Fagnan She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Delver Retana He/Him/Hers Contact Info
Derrick Glymph He/Him/His Contact Info
Diana Arcentales She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Ebonie Parris She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Ebony Brooks She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Edith Vanessa Weiss She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Eileen Rodriguez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Elana Karshmer she/her/hers Contact Info
Elery Rojas She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Elisabeth "Lisa" Simpson She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Elizabeth Scarbrough She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Elizabeth Terry-Roisin She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Emma Perez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Ena Urbina She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Enrique Obando He/Him/His Contact Info
Enrique Rosell He/Him/His Contact Info
Erin Loeb She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Eymi Castillo She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Gabriel Mayora He/Him/His Contact Info
Giovanna Tello She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Grey Fernandez They/She/He Contact Info
Isabella Amaro She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jaclyn Coello She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jacob Burns He/Him/His Contact Info
Jeannette Cruz She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jenille Lopez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jenna Levine She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jennifer Cooper She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessica Aleman She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessica Armenteros She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessica Bermudez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessica Lewis She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessica R. Herrera She/her/hers Contact Info
Jessica Rodriguez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessy Abouarab She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Joel Arancibia He/Him/His Contact Info
Joel E. Paula He/Him/His Contact Info
Joel Villarini He/Him/His Contact Info
Johana Perez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jordan Quintana She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jorge Valdes He/Him/His Contact Info
Kaila Jospitre She/her/hers Contact Info
Kimberly Taylor She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Kristie Reyes She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Larissa James She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Laura Hoelscher She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Laura Pacchioni She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Leonardo Carbajo He/Him/His Contact Info
Lisa Boskovic She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Lorena Silva She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Luke Akande He/him/his TBA
Madelaine Barberiz She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Maikel Alendy He/Him/His Contact Info
Maria Villalobos She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Marie Wray She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Marissa Landgraf She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Markus Thiel N/A Contact Info
Matthew Bendet He/Him/His Contact Info
Melissa Argumosa She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Melissa Vasallo She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Merary Nieves She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Michelle Kameka She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Michelle Odai She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Michelle Troche She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Mike Hampton He/Him/His Contact Info
Milly Buendia She/Her/Ella Contact Info
Mohammad A. Qureshi He/Him/His Contact Info
Nate Rabner He/Him/His Contact Info
Neal Stepp He/Him/His Contact Info
Nelly Leon She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Nicholas Vagnoni He/Him/His Contact Info
Nuria C Rodriguez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Oren Hertz He/Him/His Contact Info
Pedro Palomino They/Them Contact Info
Phillip Lloyd Hamilton He/Him/His Contact Info
Rachel Ritchie she/her/hers Contact Info
Randal Silbiger He/Him/His Contact Info
Rebecca Mojica She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Rodrigo E. Martinez He/Him/His Contact Info
Roniel Vallejo He/Him/His Contact Info
Rosario Lozada She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Rossana Maria Quintana She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Rossly Rocha She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Roxane Timon She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Rozeena Taylor She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Samantha Lippel She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Sandhya Appunni She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Sanyo Mathew He/Him/His Contact Info
Sasha Maldonado She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Scott  Harvey He/Him/His Contact Info
Selena S. Sifontes She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Shari Little She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Shed Boren He/Him/His Contact Info
Shirley Vazquez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Sophie Braga de Barros Loureiro She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Stefannie Aguilar She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Stephanie Bello She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Stephanie Fernandez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Stephanie Gomez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Tahimi Rodriguez  She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Tahmina Urmi She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Thomas Giles He/Him/His Contact Info
Tim Dugan Birrittella He/Him/His Contact Info
Trina Sanders She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Valerie Morgan She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Vanessa Faz She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Vanessa Vazquez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Vicenta M. Shepard She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Victoria Gonzalez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Yaimara Roman Gonzalez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Yan Vazquez He/Him/His Contact Info
Yania Yanez She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Yasmine Campbell She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Yenisleidy Simon Mengana She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Yesim Anter She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Yoana Corro She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Justin Carmel He/Him/His Contact Info
Courtney Glass She/Her/Hers Contact Info
Jessica Amores Diaz She/Her/They/Them Contact Info

 

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