About the Staff

 

Kathleen Hobson (they, them, theirs)

Director

Originally from Ohio, Kathleen received their Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ohio University and their Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Akron. Kathleen has worked in higher education full-time for ten years and started their journey in Housing and Residence Life at Alfred State College in Alfred, NY. They moved to Denton in 2014 to open UNT’s Pride Alliance, where they currently serve as Director. Kathleen is also a proud founding and executive board member of PRIDENTON. Their previous Queer work includes five years on ACPA’s Coalition for Gender Identity and Sexuality, four years as Southwest Region Rep for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, three years on OUTreach Denton’s Steering Committee, and two years on the (Dallas) Black Tie Board of Directors.

They describe themselves as a white, queer, genderqueer/trans/non-binary person who navigates the world with anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence. Kathleen is a Capricorn and a Slytherin, enjoys spending time with their cats Ailbhe and Séamus, working on home and furniture projects, and planning trips to see their family and Queer Sibs.



Kathleen Hobson shoulders up, looking into camera with head tilted and wearing a Pride Alliance branded shirt.

 

Kristen/Krissy Baxter (she, her, hers)

Student Assistant

Kristen is an AfroLatina from Mobile, Alabama. She’s a Visual Art Education and Studio Art major with a focus in painting and manages social media for the Pride Alliance. Her artistic inspirations include: Frida Khalo, Lois Mailou Jones, Faith Ringgold and Bisa Butler. She enjoys cooking, Star Wars, video games and the Queen of Music: MARIAH CAREY. STREAM THE RARITIES DAHLINGS!

Kristen Baxter waist up sitting outside on campus smiling and looking at the camera

 

Natalie Crawford (she, her, hers)

Student Assistant

Natalie is the Graphic Designer Student Assistant for the Pride Alliance. As part of this role, she creates all of the posters, graphics, and social media images. They are a Communication Design major with a plan on minoring in LGBTQ Studies. She is always excited to help people, and follows her life motto: Be happy and make others happy. In their free time, they are listening to musicals, hanging out with friends, or playing video games in their room.

Natalie Crawford sits smiling and looking at the camera outside on campus

 

Circe Marez (he, she, they)

Student Assistant

Circe is the Student Coordinator for the OUTfits Clothing Closet at the Pride Alliance. They're a journalism major with a minor in women's and gender studies. Percy is a neurodivergent, pansexual, genderfluid, Mexican first gen student. He's a Virgo sun, Taurus moon, and Capricorn rising. When not in the office, you can find Circe cuddling her cat Poseidon or listening to his favorite podcasts (WTNV and MBMBaM). Percy also enjoys Greek mythology, Paramore, and Animal Crossing.

Circe Marez sits outside on campus smiling and looking at the camera