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Leading Expert on Transgender &
LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Andy Cofino is a consultant and educator with over 15 years of experience helping organizations support & affirm their LGBTQ+ employees, customers, and clients.

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Meet Andy Cofino he/him/his

Andy Cofino provides speaking, consulting, and professional learning experiences for private corporations, firms, governmental agencies, and educational institutions on the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) people within organizations. He is often sought out by executives, CEOs, and leaders to provide guidance and strategy for transgender and nonbinary inclusion.

Andy is bisexual and transgender and draws from both his lived experiences and evidence-based research to provide expert guidance and create lasting change. Andy’s dedication to LGBTQ+ inclusion has been recognized by Princeton University, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and his alma mater, Pace University.

Andy serves as the inaugural Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Belonging, and Well-Being in the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life at Princeton University. He is also a Co-Core Member for Trans Inclusion of the Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Dorothea’s House, an Italian American cultural institution in Princeton, which provides scholarships, language lessons, programs, and events.

Andy previously served as the Director of the UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center for five and a half years. He has also held positions at the Princeton University LGBT Center, New York University, and on the Executive Board of the National Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. He believes in intersectional and social justice approaches to his work, recognizing that sexuality and gender are inextricably tied to all social identities and systems of power, privilege and oppression. As such, Andy believes the work of supporting LGBTQ+ people must also reflect a commitment to interrupting racism, white supremacy, xenophobia, sexism, and ableism.

Andy graduated summa cum laude from Pace University with a BA in English and Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Italian. He also holds a Master of Arts in LGBTQ Studies, Social Justice, and Creative Writing from New York University, and is currently pursuing his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Andy Cofino, photo by Idriss Njike
Andy Cofino, photo by Idriss Njike

UCLA Recognizes Cofino as a John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow

UCLA Anderson School of Management’s annual John Wooden Global Leadership Award gala supports fellowships for UCLA Anderson students who embody Coach Wooden’s leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others.

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Passion + Expertise

Andy Cofino has 15+ years experience serving diverse LGBTQ+ communities at public, private, and nonprofit organizations. With clients from NYC to LA, Andy Cofino provides expert guidance and insights on gender and sexuality inclusion within organizations.

A passionate educator and advisor, Andy’s work has been published in the Journal of College Student Retention and on the District of Columbia’s Department of Health website.

Transformative Results

Andy’s approach is to provide his clients with culturally relevant, responsive, and specific solutions to drive transformative and lasting change.

Andy mixes storytelling from personal experience with compelling research and data to help his clients achieve their goals. This integration of evidence-based research and lived experience means that his clients not only receive actionable insights for inclusion, but feel inspired to create change in their organization.

Why Work with Andy?

Andy has worked with thousands of clients for over 15 years across multiple industries.


Years of experience supporting LGBTQ+ populations


Previous speaking engagements


Past educational participants from around the world.


Guest lectures taught, including at UCLA and The College of New Jersey

Frequently asked questions

If your question is not answered below, feel free to reach out to Andy to inquire.

Yes, Andy works with many clients remotely, meeting and presenting over Zoom, and sharing documents remotely.

Absolutely. Andy loves speaking with executives and employees from across industries on LGBTQ+ and trans and nonbinary inclusion. He’s worked with companies in technology, finance, education, healthcare, and real estate, to name a few.

At this time, Andy’s services are specifically tailored for organizations. However, if you’re seeking resources to support your loved one, please contact Andy and he can refer you to supportive resources.

Yes, Andy would be happy to support your LGBTQ+ ERG. Contact him to discuss the details.

Andy is by far the best facilitator I have ever worked with. His trainings are full of useful, current, vital information and he always helps us with real scenarios that we face in the classroom and how to navigate them. I have learned so much from his trainings. He has a clarity to how he presents all the material that is rare and his time management is beyond compare. I cannot say enough about Andy’s work.

Jay Russell, Acting Instructor, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Contact Andy today to establish a clear and inclusive
path forward for your organization.

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