Get to know Pride Alliance Board Members!

Scroll to learn more about Pride Alliance leaders for the 2023-2024 academic year!Art by Florence Earl

Our Board Members:

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Ross
Pride Alliance President

(he/him) Ross is majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies with a concentration in LGBTQ+ studies. In addition to being a facilitator for Campus Queers and Allies and kickstarting Male identified Queers, Ross is the new Pride Alliance (PA) President--organizing and overseeing PA's internal operations and acting as its representative to the broader campus community.
Ross is passionate about advocating for the queer community and basic needs accessibility, and values amplifying the voices of those from commonly marginalized backgrounds. He is excited to help folks feel seen, heard, and valued at UMD and beyond.
In his free time, Ross enjoys creating healthier versions of various foods (like sneaking chickpeas into cookie dough) and making testudo puns.

Danielle
Treasurer

(any) is a PA board member. They're a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences—specializing in Physiology & Neurobiology—and minoring in Spanish. In his free time, she likes to draw, practice and listen to music, binge TV shows, and learn more about science & queer history. Xe is looking forward to this upcoming year!

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Haley
Secretary

(they/them) is a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergrad who enjoys walking, taking pictures of flowers, and petting any cat possible. They are the Pride Alliance secretary and a co-facilitator of Campus Queers and Allies (CQA). After going through some struggles in the past semester, they found comfort and community in queer clubs and events, leading them to be more involved. They look forward to helping others and fostering that same sense of belonging that they felt.

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Aren
Event Organizer

(they/them) is an Event Organizer for Pride Alliance - their role is to help come up with and carry out events for the queer community, and they hope to ensure that people can find a sense of belonging and helpful resources at Pride Alliance events. Aren is also starting an exercise-oriented group in Pride Alliance, so keep an eye out for updates! They're a microbiology and anthropology major in their third year, and in their free time Aren enjoys gardening, listening to prog music, and playing board, roleplaying, and video games.

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Max
Event Organizer

(they/it/any) is a proudly trans, queer, and neurodivergent Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Criminology & Criminal Justice double major and an Event Organizer for the Pride Alliance. They enjoy studying queer theory, engaging in anarchist praxis, disability justice, and mutual aid based activism. Ze is currently working on a (hopefully soon-to-be-published) paper on gender nihilism, xenogenders, and microlabels. Max is really excited to help foster radical inclusivity within queer communities on campus this upcoming year!

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Marsh
Volunteer Coordinator

(they/them) is an incoming 4th year bioengineering undergraduate. They enjoy playing video games, sewing, crochet, playing clarinet, and singing in GSO. They're a board member and Acespace co-leader.

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Theo
Social Media Coordinator

(he/they) is a Sociology and Public Policy 3rd year undergrad who enjoys cooking, thrifting, and reading! He is a PA board member who handles the social media (@pride.alliance.umd on IG). An idea he has for PA’s social media presence is Instagram takeovers! His life goal is to have his own dog.

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Marketing Chair

More info coming soon!

Our Honored Alumni

We take this space to recognize the many people throughout the Pride Alliance's history who have paved the way for our community. Alumni--we appreciate you!

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