Department of Gender and Sexuality Concerns

Deidre Dumpson is currently a senior at the University double majoring in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Sociology with a minor in Education. Deidre began her involvement with the Student Association by serving as the Assistant Director of Gender and Sexuality Concerns for the past two years. During that time she also took on several other leadership roles that went hand in hand with being an advocate for the Gender and Sexually Diverse community on and off campus. Some of these include being a proud sister of Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority, a member of Project SHAPE: Sexual Health and Peer Education, and Service Is Key, Residential Life and the Office of Student Involvement. She will also be taking on the opportunity of being a part of the Women's Studies Teaching Collective, where she will be co-facilitating an Introduction to Feminisms Course in Spring 2015.

From her discovery of the Student Association Deidre knew that she wanted to work with the Gender and Sexuality Concerns Department and took the time to fully prepare herself to represent students wants and needs. She has been Safe Space and NCBI trained, she attended Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp and went on to become a Pride Leader. She also interned with the Pride Center of the Capital Region and coordinated UAlbany's own SlutWalk, which is a rally against sexual violence.

Deidre hopes that this upcoming year she will be able to not only plan and put into action meaningful events that will celebrate and support the Queer community, but events that will also bring awareness to their struggles as Queer students and the struggles of their community on even larger scales.

Deidre Dumpson
Director of Gender and Sexuality Concerns