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

Andy Cofino, photo by Idriss Njike

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Andy Cofino (he/him/his pronouns) currently serves as the Director of the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Campus Resource Center. He previously served roles supporting LGBTQIA+ people at Princeton University, New York University, and on the Executive Board of the National Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.

Andy leads professional development opportunities & workshops and consults with universities/colleges, non-profits, and corporations nationwide, offering insights & expertise on supporting LGBTQIA+ populations.

Andy identifies as bisexual and transgender and often draws from his personal and professional experience to create a learning environment that is both data-driven and personally compelling. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Italian from Pace University and a Master of Arts in LGBTQ Studies, Social Justice, and Creative Writing from New York University.

Andy is available for speaking engagements, consultation, curriculum development, and facilitation for K-12 schools, college/universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations nationwide. Some of the organizations he has consulted with, presented and/or performed at include:

  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Drew University
  • Marist College
  • New York University
  • American University
  • Hunter College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
  • Edwin Gould Services For Children and Families
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Rutgers University
  • Regional and National Conferences:
    • UCLA Administrative Management Group (AMG) Leadership Conference
    • New York State Nurse’s Association Annual Conference
    • National Association of International Educations (NAFSA) Annual Conference
    • Creating Change — The National Conference on LGBTQ Equality
    • Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
    • Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity & Inclusion National Meeting
    • The LGBT Health Workforce Conference at Hunter College
  • Guest Lecturer:
    • Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (California State University, Fresno, 2019)
    • LGBTQ Institutions and Organizations (UCLA, 2018-2021)
    • Program Development & Evaluation in Student Affairs (UCLA, 2018-2021)


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