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The Safe Zone Program

College of the Desert embraces our diverse community and strives to offer a supportive and safe environment for students, faculty, and staff.

The Safe Zone at College of the Desert is a group of allies who are committed to providing education, advocacy, and safety to the LGBTQIA campus community.​​

The District's Safe Zone program was established by the following LGBTQIA+ Taskforce members.

For more informaiton about participating in a Safe Zone Ally training, please contact Cody McCabe​.

LGBTQIA+ Taskforce:

 

​​​Katie Chartier
Assistant Director, First Year Experience

kchartier@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-674-7635

 

Maria Cuautle
Student Representative

mcuautleramirez@mycod.us

 

Elizabeth Goold
Assistant Director, Clinical Services

egoold@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-346-8041 ext. 6853

 

Laura Graff
Professor, Mathematics

lgraff@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-862-1334

 

Carlos A. Maldonado
(Chair) - Director, Student Life

cmaldonado@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-773-2566

 

Cody McCabe
Director, International Education

cmccabe@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-776-7238

 

Dr. Annebelle Nery
Vice President, Instruction


 

Pablo Ramero
Instructor, Computer Information Systems

promero@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-776-7305

 

Christine Schaefer
Counselor

cschaefer@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-568-3188

 

Andrea Staehle
Director, Human Resources

astaehle@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-862-1326

 

Terri Wilson
Human Resources Manager

twilson@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-568-3228