Name: Carrie Marsh
Position Title: Program Manager
Phone: 415-274-1970 x0024
Credentials: Carrie holds a Masters in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University and a bachelor's degree in Sexuality Education and Gender Studies from Hampshire College. She has worked for the last 10 years as an anti-opression and youth health advocate in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. She worked for 4 years as a relationship violence/sexual assault prevention educator and coordinated a local LGBT crisis hotline.
Hobbies: Dancing, eating good food, spending time with friends, theater and cooking.
Why is she here: Carrie has a passion for working with youth around anti-oppression and health. She believes in young people's right to a positive relationship with sexuality and is dedicated to makingcommunities safer for all young people and adults.
Name: Cassandra Benton
Phone: 415-274-1970 x0045
|Name: Elizabeth Samayoa
Position Title: Executive Director
Phone: 415-274-1970 x0021
Name: Gladys Reyes
Position Title: Bilingual Health Educator
Phone: 415-274-1970 x0028
Credentials: She holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has been involved in safer sex advocacy groups for more than 5 years.
Hobbies: reading fiction, playing soccer, walking to new places, going to the theater, and watching action/rom-com/sci-fi.
Why is she here: To help youth learn about positive sexuality, safer sex practices, anatomy and physiology, and to promote social justice in and outside the classroom.
Name: Aldo Gallardo
Phone: 415-274-1970 x
Name: Sheena Castrejon
Name: Anna Fagergren
Email: Anna Fagergren
Credentials: Anna earned her MA in organizational psychology and program evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. She loves helping health and youth-serving organizations tell their stories and build their strenghts using data.
Name: Maia Weiss
Position Title: Health Educator/Lead Trainer
Phone: 415-274-1970 x0028
Credentials: Maia graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Race and Ethnic Studies (concentrating in Race and Ethnics Studies) and Dance. She came to HIFY after teaching both youth and adults in a variety of educational settings, including elementary school, summer enrichment programs and adult detention centers. At HIFY, Maia facilities street-involved LGBTQIQ youth behavioral health interventions, and designs and presents whorkshops and trainings on a variety of social justice and health education topics to youth and adult providers.
Hobbies: Taking dance and yoga classes, hiking, cooking and eating, reading and drawing, and spending time with friends and family.
Why is she here: Maia has long been passionate about empowering young people and communities through social justice education. The amazing youth and partenering organizations that Maia gets to work with affirmn and invigorate her commitment to anti-oppression education and activism every day.
Name: Jill Busby
Position Title: Program Coordinator/Lead Trainer
Phone: 415-274-1970 x0036
Credentials:Jill has been working with various community action agencies for over 5 years, with a particular focus on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) population. Jill received her undergraduate training in Intersections in Culture at Oregon State University and is working on obtaining her Masters in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University.
Hobbies: Vegan cooking and baking, watching episodes of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” reading Facebook articles, choosing avocados, and drinking coffee—all day.
Why is she here: She is committed to providing agencies with the specific tools and skills necessary to successfully outreach and engage LGBTQ youth and the community at large.
Name: Elaine Manuel
Position Title: Intern
Credentials: Currently a graduating Senior at San Francisco State University with a Health Education Major, minoring in Women's Health Issues.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends.
Why is she here: She is here because she thinks it's very important for youth to have a support system in their life to help them make better decisions. The youth should be aware of situations we go through in life that can be avoided. Empowering them about the negativity that "social norms" play in our lives can be a step to changing the way we judge oneself and others.
Name: Carina Somname
Position Title: Intern
Credentials:Carina is currently a senior in San Francisco State University finishing up a BS degree in Health Education and Minor in Women's health issues.
Hobbies: Watching movies, trying different cuisine, traveling.
Why is she here: Youth are our future. Investing and supporting youth help build up a better society. Therefore, I'm here to encourage, and educate young people about health education.