Zooey Sophia Pook – Director
Zooey Sophia Pook is a Transgender and Lebanese-American scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of politics, culture, and autonomy. She directs the LGBT+ Programs at NMSU and also serves as an instructor in the English Department. Zooey Sophia has worked to create the Preferred Name policy, as well as gender inclusive housing options, for which NMSU has received national attention. She holds Master’s Degrees in Philosophy and Communication, and is currently completing a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. She has been invited to give numerous talks and workshops in the US and abroad for high schools, universities, and community organizations . She is noted for her Heteronormative Privilege series on Youtube and has presented research at conferences such as Feminisms and Rhetorics, Gender Infinity, and Creating Change. She can be reached directly at ZSPook@ad.nmsu.edu or through LGBT+ Programs at 575-646-7031.
Sam Salas- Senior Office Assistant
Sam Salas is a Sophomore majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is an IEEE officer on the E-Council. She likes basketball, great fight scenes, and beating Zooey Sophia at chess.
Nadia Montoya- Lead Student Aide
Nadia Montoya is a small Junior majoring in psychology and hoping to attend medical school to continue as a psychiatrist. She enjoys being involved in the community as well as writing and cooking. Known as Turtle around the office.
Reyann Sias – Student Aide
Reyann Sias is a sophomore majoring in Animal Science, and plans on attending veterinary school after completing her bachelor’s degree at NMSU. She enjoys music, art, and helping out within the community.
Evan Apollo Evans – Student Aide
Evan Apollo Evans hails from Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a Junior majoring in Horticulture. Evan is the Vice President of the Gender Diverse Aggies and NMSU’s Young Greens. He is working in his third year at LGBT+ Programs and looks forward to assisting you.