Student Identity Collectives

Created in 2002, the LSC’s Identity Collectives provide spaces for identity exploration and support around the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, ability, and socioeconomic status. Recognizing the multiple and intersecting identities we all carry and the importance of a supportive community as we explore our privileged and marginalized identities, the Idenity Collectives provide students with the opportunity to build community and talk together both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues. Each collective group is facilitated by trained students and staff. Please note: We ask that you self-identify with the collective that you wish to join. If you have general questions about the collectives, please contact Karla Benson Rutten.


Asian Women of the Diaspora Collective

Kaila Chan '15
Coco Du, Residential Life
Lisa Hu '15
Jennifer Kim '15

Black Women of the Diaspora Collective

Kyla Martin '15
Karla Benson Rutten, Lealtad-Suzuki Center (Multicultural Life)
Yasmin Evans-Totoe '15

diaspora of southern asia COLLECTIVE (DOSA)

Anandi Somasundaram '15
Asad Zaidi '15

disability, chronic pain & chronic illness COLLECTIVE

Kate Gallagher '16

Latin American Women and Non-binary Folk of the Diaspora Collective

Ariel Estrella '15
Carol Mejia '15
Isabel Ruelas '15

Men of Color Collective

Cyrus Hair '15
Sedric McClure, MAX Center & Multicultural Life
Richard Raya '15
Daniel Yee '16

MIXEd Race identity Collective

Cyrus Hair '15
Michelle Kiang '15
Sara Saltman '15
Emily TahaBurt '16


Anna Mickle '17
EJ Schoenborn '17

Queer People of Color Collective

Demetrius Colvin, Multicultural Life
Ollin Montes '17
Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs

Queer Women identity Collective

Kate Gallagher '16
Marissa Heim '17
Natalie Kaplan '17
Jordyn Whitman '17


Oliver Schminkey '16
Quinton Singer '17

transracial/transnational adopteeS identity Collective

Marissa Kurtz '15
Grace Newton '16

White Identity Collective

Tessa Brow, Residential Life
Neely Heubach, Alumni Relations
Isaac Stewart-Silver '15

Women of Color Collective

Afifa Benwahoud, Multicultural Life
Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, Civic Engagement Center
Erica Lee '15
Elise Ong '16

Working Class Collective

Mary Emanuelson, Career Development Center
Christian Smith '15