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Staff

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Bonnie Johnson
Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: bjohns91@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-3450

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.

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

Eva Herinková
Student Assistant
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Eva is a sophomore 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.

Sam Peach
Student Assistant
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Sam is a senior double majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a Criminal Justice concentration. She loves Pikachu, World of Warcraft, and Cats! Come talk nerdy stuff with her at the Pride Center 😀

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