We are very proud to present Dr. Gisela P. Vega with the 2019 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award! Dr. Vega has more than 25 years of higher education experience. She is currently serving as the Director of the LGBTQ Student Center at the University of Miami. Before accepting her current post, she has worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Institute for Shipboard Education with Semester at Sea, Northeastern University in Boston, and Florida International University.
Dr. V, as many of her students and friends call her, has worked tirelessly to create what she calls our LGBTQIA+ familia. Over the course of her career, she has advised countless LGBTQ youth, helped put gender and sexual orientation issues at the forefront of college campuses, and moved many to action through her tireless advocacy. She’s passionate about diversity education, social justice, leadership, mentoring, and addressing issues of access and choice in higher education. Providing students with personalized attention is at the heart of her years of service in higher education.