Patricia joined the UF MCDA Family in Spring 2020 but has worked professionally at UF since 2012. She has experience in crisis management, conduct and community development. She is hoping to bring her skills and her background in working with families, international students, students of color, LGBTQ+ students and leading social justice work with intersecting identities in a university setting to the UF MCDA Team. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys hammocking and flow down Ginni Springs.
Lindsey leads the administrative services team in day-to-day operations for the Dean of Students office and Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. She provides expertise and guidance in the areas of finance, accounting, purchasing, personnel, facilities operations and acts as a liaison for information technology needs. Outside of work, Lindsey is a wife and mother of four, a doctoral student, and a health and wellness enthusiast.
While at the University of Florida, I studied Psychology and Health Disparities in Society. I graduated with my B.S. in the Spring of 2018.
In my role at MCDA, I serve as the administrative assistant to the department. I get to work with HR, our finance team, and our various directors to ensure that internally we are functioning smoothly, so that students get the programming and guidance that they need to succeed and thrive at the University. I also manage our clerical team of student ambassadors who help welcome in all of our new and returning guests and visitors.
Outside of work, I love a good game night with friends, a night out in the stars, and intentional time with my family.
Jack joined the UF family in summer of 2017 full of hope and excitement. He hopes to assist the creation of equitable resources and opportunities at the university and to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that affect the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) and to dive deep into the complex intersectional identities of our communities. Aside from conversations around equity and justice, he enjoys boxing, eating, and napping.
I did my undergrad at Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) and my Masters at Texas A&M University. I am responsible for managing two spaces known as La Salita and La Casita and creating and maintaining a healthy, positive, empowered environment and community within both spaces. Outside of work I enjoy binging Netflix shows, traveling to new places, the grocery store, the gym and the beach!!
Program Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer Affairs
Tiffany Richards is an educator and advocate with almost a decade of training and advocacy experience in the US and abroad, including coordinating and facilitating programs and workshops on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion and organizational change. They serve as the Program Director for LGBTQ+ Affairs in MCDA. Tiffany loves to travel, having spent most of the last decade living abroad, and is conversational in French and Russian.