Center for Gender Equity Staff

V Martin, Director Center for Gender Equity
Director, Center for Gender Equity

V Martin (she/her) joined Pacific University in August 2021 with a long background working with historically marginalized communities in higher education. She currently teaches part-time Women, Gender, and Sexuality courses at PCC, and most recently she worked as a therapist focused on serving LGBTQ+ youth. She has also served as the Coordinator for PCC's Cascade Campus Queer Resource Center, Director of the Women's Resource Center at PSU, and Program Coordinator of the LGBT Center and Women's Center at Ohio University.  In addition, she has worked as an educator and advocate for several non-profits including the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, Planned Parenthood, and Human Dignity Coalition. V holds a master's degree from Oregon State University in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Adult Education. In her spare time she serves on the boards of the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group and Riverflow, a new non-profit offering wrap-around support and housing to survivors of interpersonal violence. She loves dance parties with her 3 year old daughter, baby mammals, and anything coated in glitter.

Peer Facilitator

"What's up everyone!! My name is Brilie Kovaloff and I am a junior here at Pacific. I am from Honolulu, Hawaii. I am majoring in sociology with a possible double minor in communications and creative writing. I am a part of the women's basketball team, as well as other clubs and organizations here on campus. Fun fact: I absolutely love dogs! What is your favorite animal?"

Peer Facilitator, LGBTQIA+ Project Coordinator

They/them. "I'm starting my junior year at Pacific, and in addition to being a Peer Facilitator, I work on a lot of the LGBTQ+ events on campus. I also love to hike (Tryon Creek is my go-to spot from home), crochet, and watch the drama-filled lives of my chickens. :) I can be kind of quiet day-to-day but I like doing these workshops because there's not a lot of times where we get to discuss consent, sex, and healthy boundaries, which makes it strange but fun when we can."

Peer Facilitator, Gender Equity Project Coordinator

"Hi! I’m Delaney and I am from Portland, OR! I am a freshman and am majoring in kinesiology on the Pre-Physical Therapy track. I love running, hiking, camping, rafting, swimming and anything else outdoors. I am a huge animal person and spend most of my time with my 2 dogs. I also like to listen to music, thrift, cook and bake. I hope to meet you all soon!"

Peer Facilitator

"My name is Elena, and I’m a senior this year majoring in psychology and criminal justice. I’m also a big fan of art, food and the outdoors. I wanted to work with CGE and this program because I’m excited to meet new students and make everyone feel comfortable at Pacific. I think honest and open conversations are really important, and they don’t have to suck!"

Peer Facilitator

"Hello, my name is Hailey, and I am a senior this year! I am double majoring in social work and education with a minor in social change and social equity. Being a peer facilitator is important to me because it helps make campus a safer place for all. With that being said, I hope this course helps you learn what you can do to make campus a safe place."

joey grafton
LGBTQ+ Education & Events Committee Chair

Joey (he/him) is the LGBTQ+ Education & Events Committee Chair for the Center for Gender Equity. He has been working for the center for the last 2½ years. His focuses are on advocacy, policy change and community building. Outside of CGE, he is also an RA and runs cross country and track for Pacific. He graduates this spring with a BA in psychology.

Gender Equity Committee Chair

Kat (she/her) has been at the CGE for four years. She is a psychology and CJLS double major, minoring in gender & sexuality studies and social equity/social change. Outside of CGE, she is also on the RHA executive board. She is excited and sad for her last year here at CGE.

Peer Facilitator

"Hey everyone! My name is Kaylee-Brooke Manuel and I am from Nanakuli, Oʻahu. I am a junior here at Pacific, and Iʻm majoring in education and minoring in psychology. I am also a part of the womenʻs basketball team as well as the NHOH (Hawaiʻi) club! Looking forward to meeting everyone!"

Healthy Masculinities Coordinator

He/they. I am a junior majoring in fine art and Japanese. Some of my hobbies include making music, playing video games, and writing poems. I look forward to seeing everyone on campus!

IPV Education Committee Co-Chair

"Hi! My name is Madi and I use she/her pronouns. I am a senior majoring in psychology and I’m also involved in Reslife on campus. I'm excited to meet and work with everyone!" 

Marissa Arroyo
Gender Equity Committee, BSW Practicum Student

My name is Marissa (she/her), and I am from Medford, Ore. I am a transfer student in the BSW program. I love spending my free time playing video games and recently I have been trying out ceramics. I’m really excited to be completing my practicum in the CGE and hope to see you soon!

IPV Education Committee Co-Chair

"Hi everyone! My name is Olivia and I use she/her pronouns. I’m a senior majoring in political science, minoring in social equity and social change, and on the pre-law track. I love to spend time at the beach or hiking with my dog and cooking and hanging out with friends. I look forward to meeting everyone!"

Peer Facilitator

"Hi, I'm Tyler! My pronouns are he/him. I'm a junior majoring in Psychology and Anthropology. I love DnD and spending time with my dog."

IPV Education Committee, BSW practicum student

Hi, my name is Wendy (she/her), and I am a senior in the BSW program. Being a non-traditional, commuter student I was looking for ways to be more involved in campus life here at Pacific, the Center for Gender Equity was the perfect spot for me. My passion is people, listening to their stories specifically. Outside of being a student, I am a momma to two human kiddos and one furry one! In my free time, I love hanging out with my family and going for runs with my pups. 

Zack Robie
LGBTQIA+ Projects Coordinator

Zack (he/they) is a junior transfer student from Sacramento, Calif., and is an LGBTQIA+ Projects Coordinator for CGE.  He is a Creative Writing major with a minor in Japanese, and dreams of becoming a full-time novelist. On campus, Zack is a member of the Improv Troupe, the Fencing Club, and is vice president of the Rainbow Coalition. Zack has been working in queer activism since high school.