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Bonnie Johnson
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Phone: 865-974-3450

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:00am

Bonnie Johnson serves as the Coordinator for the Pride Center. In this role, she oversees and provides student support services, programming, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community at UTK as well as educational outreach to the wider campus community. She is pleased to be back at Rocky Top working with students and colleagues to make the University truly welcoming to all and hostile to none.

Her professional areas of interest include student development, student advocacy, intersectionality, donor relations and stewardship, and event coordination. When she’s not at work, you can find her rearranging her furniture for the tenth time, cooking a meal for her loved ones, or cheering on Lady Vols basketball.

Ciara Gazaway

Graduate Assistant

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Ciara serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Pride Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro and recently moved here from North Carolina. She is excited to be at Rocky Top earning her Masters in the College Student Personnel program. Ciara loves Dr. Pepper, avocados, cosmetology, and writing!

Randy Lunsford

Graduate Intern

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Randy is currently a graduate student at The University of Tennessee working towards his Master’s Degree in Social Work. Randy received his Bachelor’s in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Criminal Justice. He spends his time going on adventures with his little brother, shooting pictures with his camera and playing with the best cat of all time “Ru” who he recently adopted. Randy loves video games,  swimming, tennis, and meddling in fashion design. Come meet Randy and our awesome staff at The Pride Center!

Michael Lussier
Student Assistant
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 Michael is a junior in political science and has worked at the Pride Center since Fall 2016.

Eva Herinková
Student Assistant
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Eva is a junior double majoring in Journalism/Electronic Media and Spanish. She is Anakin Skywalker’s #1 fan and one day aims to own every product Nintendo has ever released.