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Queer Resource Center Staff

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QRC Director Adriana di Bartolo

QRC Director Adriana di Bartolo

About our Staff

We strive to embody the following...

  1. "We are all teachers and we are all learners"
  2. Generosity, Forgiveness, and Care towards Self and Others
  3. Speaking with Care and Listening with Compassion
  4. Using Social Justice as a Framework and Queerness as a Lens
  5. Working in Intersectional, Intentional, and Flexible Ways
  6. A Brave Space to Engage with Discomfort that Allows for Growth

About our Director

Dr. Adriana di Bartolo is the Director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC) of The Claremont Colleges. The QRC serves the 5 undergrad colleges and 2 graduate universities of The Claremont Colleges. During her tenure at the center she has developed academic and social programming and events to build queer and allied community across the 7 college campuses. Adriana has created and implemented an Ally Training program and has trained over 2000 students, faculty, and staff at the colleges. In 2010, in collaboration with the 7 colleges’ Student Affairs Divisions and Presidents, Adriana worked tirelessly to make the QRC an institutionally funded 7-college resource center.

Adriana received her Bachelors of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University and her Masters from Claremont Graduate University in Applied Women’s Studies with an emphasis in queer theory and femme subjectivity. While working on her masters, she was awarded the Maguire Teaching Assistantship and was named the Ahmanson Foundation Fellow for 2008-2009. Adriana interned for California State Senator Shelia Kuhel, working on universal health care bill, SB 840, as well as educational policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. While working on her doctorate,  Adriana was recognized for her excellence in higher education by the faculty of the School of Educational Studies and was also named the 2010 School Educational Studies Winifred Hausam-Helen Fisk Recipient. In May of 2013 Adriana received her Ph.D, in Educational Studies. Her dissertation explored the impact of campus climate on sexual minority and gender minority students’ level of outness. Adriana loves to chat about all things queer. Feel free to come in on her drop-in hours!