Chaz L. Cruz (he/him/they/them)

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Position Title
Director

Unit
Cross Cultural Center

Student Community Center
Bio

Chaz Cruz (he/him/they/them) was raised in the deserts and cities of southern California by his maternal grandparents.

He comes to the Cross Cultural Center with extensive experiences in social justice education, LGBTQIA services, and social identity development. Chaz earned his B.A. in Liberal Studies from Cal State LA, and M.A. in Organization Leadership: Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco. Chaz brings critical feminist, queer theory and critical race theory to education and student affairs work with love, engagement, and intentionality.

Chaz's work as an educator, writer, and creator, is informed by his interest in sharing truth & stories, and exploring identity as an ever-evolving, Black, queer, 1st generation-academic, lovechild. He believes education can be a unifying and liberating tool.

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