Genomé Rodriguez

Class of 2017

Genomé [they/them or he/him pronouns] was raised in a small, farm working town of Greenfield, CA, Genomé was the first in their family to go to college and receive a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation with a minor in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from CSU, Sacramento. As the founding president of queer in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics [q-STEM] and PRIDE Center staff at Sacramento State, Genomé led efforts to provide training for faculty in STEM around LGBTQIAP2S+ competency. Genomé seeks to increase the visibility of Queer and Transgender People of Color in science, promote Latinx engagement with the outdoors, and create spaces for community learning and healing. Their goals are to decolonize the ways in which we think about nature and western science.