Contact Us

Located in Student Union Building (SUB) I, Room 2200 (Main floor across Patriot’s Lounge from the Info Desk).

Office Phone: 703-993-2702

We are also on Facebook and Twitter

Meet our Staff!


Dr. Amena Johnson

Throughout her career Amena Johnson has had a deep commitment to youth, social justice, advocacy and education. Amena is the Assistant Director for LGBTQ Resources. She served as the Interim Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education from 2015 – 2016 at George Mason University. Prior to George Mason Amena was Director of Programs at Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) a youth center for LGBTQ youth ages 13-21. She was also a Community Initiatives Associate at the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN).  Amena received a BFA in Drama Therapy from Longwood University. She also received an MS in Organizational Leadership and Ed.D in Higher Education Leadership from Wilmington University. In her personal life Amena enjoys gardening, cooking, and board games. She considers herself an amateur genealogist. Recently she was about to trace her roots back to her 3rd great grandfather who was born in 1796. Amena lives in the Washington, DC area with her wife Nikki and their cats Isis and Tux.

Contact Amena at 703-993-2891 or ajohns48@gmu.edu

 

LuLu Gézaimg_6615

LuLu is the Program Coordinator for LGBTQ Resources and a double-graduate of George Mason University, earning their Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies and minors of Women & Gender Studies with an LGBTQ Focus and African & African American Studies in 2011, and their Master of Arts in Sociology in 2015. LuLu’s thesis focused on the intersections of athletic and gender identity and expression at the university level. During LuLu’s time as a student they worked three years as Graduate Assistant in LGBTQ Resources and played rugby for Mason and Northern Virginia Women’s Rugby Football Club.

Contact LuLu at 703-993-2702 or ckelemen@gmu.edu

 


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Rabia Datta

Rabia is a Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ Resources, joining the staff in January 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Human Development and Family Science from George Mason University in 2015. Rabia is currently a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program with a clinical concentration. Her interests in the field include gender-based violence (e.g., honor violence, femicide), human trafficking, domestic violence, trauma, and resiliency. She hopes to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work as a psychotherapist partnered with populations affected by the prior mentioned topics. Rabia’s loves include music, coffee, reading, cooking, and her rescue pups.

Contact Rabia at rdatta@masonlive.gmu.edu

 

 

Jayna Tavarez

Jayna is a Program Assistant for LGBTQ Resources. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights from George e9916519Mason University. As an undergraduate, she was a Resident Advisor and was heavily involved in Greek life. She is continuing her education here at Mason in the graduate program for Social Justice and Human Rights. Her research interests include the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, bisexuality studies, and self-care as a social justice activist. Jayna is also a Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residence Life, focusing specifically on student conduct and Alcohol education for students in the residence halls.

Contact Jayna at jtavare3@gmu.edu