Rafael Norwood (he/they, él)

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Rafael Norwood (he/they, él)

LGBTQ+ Coordinator
Hablo Español
University Center 110

About Rafael Norwood

Rafael Norwood is the LGBTQ+ Coordinator for the MOSAIC and LGTBQ+ Resource Center at UCCS. Rafael has worked with MOSAIC for two years but has been with UCCS since 2019 in various roles as a student worker, graduate teaching assistant, and other full-time positions. Rafael embodies several identities that have provided crucial framework in empowering and helping students within their own identity development. 

Rafael is a first-generation graduate from the University of Oregon. In 2012, he received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Studies with a concentration in conflict resolution and Romance Literature and Language (Spanish, Italian, & French). After working for the next 8 years in different higher education institutions around Oregon, Rafael decided to come to UCCS to acquire his master’s degree in Sociology. He received his Master of Arts in Sociology in December 2021 with two graduate certificates in teaching sociology and diversity.

In his spare time, Rafael enjoys running, traveling, game nights, and being a foodie.

Under Rafael's supervision are:

  • LGBTQ+ Events Assistant (student staff)
  • LGBTQ+ Social Media Assistant (student staff)
  • Graduate Assistant (student Staff)