Resource Center Staff
Sharna Horn - Coordinator
I would like to welcome you to our center! My name is Sharna Horn and I am the coordinator for the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center. I am currently a fifth year Counseling Psychology doctoral student in the College of Education. My goal is to graduate in a little over two years and begin my career helping student’s live happier and healthier lives. I am grateful to the journey that has afforded me the opportunity to live in a variety of states and gain a greater perspective on the work that I am doing. I have to thank Zoe my dog for providing a great balance between my obligations at school, work, and home. As Roger Caras quoted, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
Our center provides a safe space and location for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally community at NMSU. Students can utilize our computers, magazines, books, or movies while waiting for class or meeting new friends here at the center. We also provide outreach educational presentations, panels, tabling on campus for classes or organizations surrounding topics that affect the GLBTQA community. I invite you to come by to meet our staff and let us know how we can help you!
Jessica Spohn - Assistant Coordinator
Welcome to the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center! My name is Jessica Spohn and I’m the Assistant Coordinator for the SGDRC. I am a dual Master’s student in Public Health and Social Work, graduating in Spring 2015. I want to work on college campuses with alcohol, drug, and violence education for the GLBTQ community.
The Center is a great place for resources, a quiet spot with computers to come do homework, or a safe zone to hang out and have fun. I love meeting new people and am super excited for all the great events we have this semester!
Derek Beckford - Office Aide
Welcome to the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center! My name is Derek Beckford and I am an office aide here at the center. I am a junior Public Health Major. In my future endeavors I want to be a health educator because I really love to help others. So working at the SGDRC really brings a lot of happiness with helping students with resources relating to the LGBTQ community.
I believe that the purpose of this center is to be a safe and judgment free zone where anyone of the GLBTQ community or even an ally of the GLBTQ community can come and hang out, ask questions, and even learn about the GLBTQ community. We have a variety of different resources from books, computers, magazines, etc. that ANY student can use, so come on in and you will see what the resource center is all about!
Ryan Garcia - Office Aide
Welcome to the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center. My name is Ryan Garcia and I have been at the SGDRC since the fall of 2011. We are a safe place where a person can be himself or herself without the fear of judgment.
As a Public Health major, my greatest joy in life is helping others; which is part of the reason why I am excited to be working at the center. Having grown up closeted in a small town, I have been around intolerance my entire life, but have since learned that there is nothing wrong with being who you are.
At the center we welcome anyone and everyone with open arms. The SGDRC is a safe, welcoming environment on campus that provides GLBTQ related resources, a computer lab where students can do their homework, brochures, books, magazines, movies, and friends who are here to help.
I always enjoy meeting new people and lending a helping hand so I hope that you will stop by and introduce yourself. Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or anything else in-between, stop on by to see what we are all about. Thanks and have a wonderful day :)
"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."