Christopher Lujan is the Associate Dean and Director of the LGBT Resource Center at Cornell. Christopher has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Master’s degree in Education Counseling, with an emphasis in family and school-based counseling from the University of La Verne located in Southern California. Christopher was the LGBT Resource Coordinator at San Diego State University (SDSU), where he designed and implemented the Queer & Trans People of Color Retreat and an LGBTQ+ focused academic mentor program. Prior to SDSU, Chris was the Education Coordinator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where he supported LGBTQ+ homeless youth towards higher education aspirations.
Christopher looks forward to joining the Cornell community and continuing the amazing work that students, faculty, and staff have built to provide education, advocacy, and support to the LGBTQ+ student community.
Crissi Dalfonzo, M.Ed.
Crissi M. Dalfonzo (she/her/hers) joined the Cornell community in the fall of 2018 as is the Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center. She received her Bachelor's degree in fine art with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Hartford, and a Master's degree in Student Development in Higher Education from the University of Maine. Crissi has prior student affairs experience in residential life, outdoor recreation, multicultural student life, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and LGBTQ student support services. Most recently Crissi hales from Maine where she was finishing her graduate degree and working as a graduate assistant for the WGS program.
Crissi is excited to return to working with LGBTQ+ students in a direct support role after working with faculty during her graduate assistantship. Crissi loves all things rainbow and unicorns and is thrilled to have a job that allows her to channel these things in her work on a daily basis. She looks forward to joining the wonderful work that is already taking place in the LGBT Resource Center, as well as continuing to build and grow. When she's not at work, you might find Crissi teaching or practicing yoga, knitting something with very soft yarn, or snuggling with her dog Ellie.
Graduate and Professional Student Intern
Alan is a PhD Student in the Biological and Environmental Engineering department studying the use of gels to protect transplanted organs from immune rejection. He is a proud product of Hong Kong and Rhode Island, two small places with big hearts! Alan hopes to continue developing opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community at Cornell, especially for graduate and professional students. Outside of Cornell, Alan spends most of his excess energy beating back his wanderlust with short trips, being an overly opinionated tennis fan, and trying his hand at creating unique baked goods.