Lydia Huerta received her PhD in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures from The University of Texas at Austin.  She is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Spanish in both the Department of Social Sciences and the Humanities Department at Western New Mexico University where he teaches courses on Latin American and Latino Literature, Film, Media and Culture, Women and Gender Studies and Spanish.  Lydia also serves as Co-Director for The Center for Gender Equity, where she focuses on collaborating with students and other faculty to provide transformative programming and advocacy on issues of gender equity and feminism.


Adrien Lawyer is the co-Director and co-founder of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. He sits on many task forces, including with Albuquerque Public Schools to implement best practice-based trans* student and staff policies, and the All Families Matter Coalition focused on issues impacting New Mexico's LGBT families. Mr. Lawyer provides transgender cultural competency training all over the state and in various locations around the U.S. He is a transgender man, a spouse and father, and is working for equality and accessible resources for the entire transgender community.


Paul Oostenbrug helps health care and social service organizations obtain funding through grants from foundations and government as well as proposals to government entities.  He also works with individuals to ensure that their personal and financial security is protected by assisting them to obtain long term care insurance.  Paul is an active runner, likes to ski and hike, and enjoys taking photographs.

Audriana Wilkerson is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the youngest of three children, with a total of five nieces and nephews, and is a member of Alpha Pi Delta Sorority Incorporated, Fall 2013.  She currently resides in Albuquerque with her wife, Kamesha, and two dogs Alexis and Gizmo. In her words, "My mother, who is a lesbian, was told to keep her personal feelings and life private, as if it were a voodoo curse to be you. This fuels my fire to fight for all so they are allowed to be exactly who they are meant to be, and love truly and freely."