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Leadership

A dedicated group of LGBTQ alumni volunteers lead the UCLA Lambda Alumni Association.

2017 Board of Directors

Devon Dickau, Co-Chair/President               
Kaya Foster, Co-Chair/Vice President
Minerva Esquivel, Secretary
Steven Llanusa, Treasurer
Doug Aoyama
Al Aubin
Dusty Church
Jeric Huang
Aubrey Sassoon

 


Devon Dickau HeadshotDevon Dickau | B.A. ’07, M.B.A. ’15
LinkedIndevondickau@alumni.ucla.edu
Co-Chair/President

Current Profession: Senior Human Capital Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Education: B.A., American Literature & Culture, UCLA, 2007; M.Ed., Technology, Innovation & Education, Harvard University, 2010; M.B.A., UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2015
Other UCLA Leadership: Board Member, UCLA Gay & Lesbian Business Association; Past Co-Chair, UCLA Young Alumni Development Council; Past Co-Chair, UCLA Dance Marathon Alumni; UCLA Alumni Mentor; Past Staff, UCLA External Affairs
Favorite UCLA Memory: Dancing the night away and raising almost half a million dollars for the fight against HIV/AIDS as a committee member for Dance Marathon 2007

 

Kaya Foster | B.A. ’10
LinkedIn | kayafoster@gmail.com
Co-Chair/Vice President

Current Profession: Student Program Director, Sustainable Works; Co-Chair, Santa Monica College Ecofeminism Conference
Education: B.A., Women’s Studies, UCLA, 2010
Other UCLA Leadership: UCLA Alumni Mentor; Past Staff Writer, OutWrite (UCLA’s LGBTQ newsletter); Past Staff, UCLA Sustainability; Past UCLA Delegate, California Student Sustainability Coalition; Past member, E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity
Favorite UCLA Memory: Meeting California State Senator Fran Pravley while coordinating a UCLA rally against Proposition 23

 

Minerva “Minnie” Esquivel | B.A. ’12
LinkedInme1990@g.ucla.edu
Secretary; Social & Events Committee (Co-Director); Outreach Committee

Current Profession: Office Coordinator, Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Academic Counseling, UCLA
Education: B.A., American Literature & Culture / Gender Studies, LGBT Studies (minor), UCLA, 2012
Other UCLA Leadership: Gamma Rho Lambda-UCLA Zeta Chapter Alumni
Favorite UCLA Memories: Being an LGBTQ student leader; Women’s Rugby

 

Steven Llanusa | B.A. ’85
LinkedInstevenllanusa@alumni.ucla.edu
Treasurer; Fundraising & Scholarship Committee (Director)

Current Profession: Teacher & Board Member, Claremont Unified School District
Education: B.A., UCLA, 1985; M.A., Education
Other UCLA Leadership: Board Member & Chair, Diversity Committee, UCLA Alumni Association; Liaison to UCLA Alumni Association, Unicamp; Profiled Family, “13 Love Stories,” UCLA Art and Global Health Center
Favorite UCLA MemoryWinning a UCLA Homecoming Parade Award for UCLA Lambda Alumni’s entry “Marooned in a Bruin World” in 1990

 

Doug Aoyama | B.A. ’98
LinkedIndoug.aoyama@gmail.com
Co-Chair, Gala Committee; Fundraising & Scholarship Committee; Events Committee

Current Profession: Regional Sales Manager, Dell Boomi
Education: B.S., Computer Science Engineering, UCLA, 1998; M.B.A. Pepperdine University, 2008

Al Aubin | Ed.D. ’71
LinkedInaaubin@ucla.edu
Special Projects

Current Profession: Retired/Full-time UCLA Volunteer
Education: Providence College, 1961; Ed.D., Higher Education/Counseling, UCLA, 1971


Dusty Church | B.A. ’08
LinkedIndustychurch@alumni.ucla.edu
Outreach Committee (Co-Director); Fundraising & Scholarship Committee

Current Profession: Founder/Owner, Dustball Projects & Consulting
Education: B.A., Political Science, UCLA, 2008

 

Jeric Huang | B.A. ’06
LinkedIn | jeric.huang@gmail.com
Social & Events Committee (Co-Director)

Current Profession: Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Education: B.A., History, UCLA, 2006; M.P.P., UC Berkeley, 2008
Favorite UCLA Memory: The course ‘Introduction to Public Policy’ helped shape my time at UCLA and my passion for policy

 

Aubrey Sassoon | B.A. ’17
LinkedIn | aubrey.sassoon@gmail.com
Communications Committee; Special Projects

Education: B.A., Anthropology (minor in Urban and Regional Studies), UCLA, 2017

 


Special thanks to our 2016 Lambda Alumni Association Board!
Michael Avila (co-chair), Sally Chou (co-chair), Steven Llanusa, Dusty Church, Devon Dickau, Minerva Esquivel, Kaya Foster, Jeric Huang, and Hillary Seidenberg.

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