Zach Howe

Zach Howe

I write and make art, mostly about queerness and anti-capitalism. I post on social media under the handle ProudNeoliberal. My goal at USCA is to better understand how the AIDS crisis is the result of larger systems of control and oppression. I hope to use this knowledge to produce work that changes the way people […]

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez, 26, is an Afro-Latino Brooklyn native and self-described political news junkie. He graduated Hampshire College with Bachelors in Public Health, Columbia University with a Master of Arts in Health Education, and is currently working on a second Masters at Brown University’s School of Public Health. He currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island and […]

Trevor Jacobs

Trevor Jacobs

Well my name is Trevor Jacobs and I am a 24 year old full time college student. My major is ASL (American Sign Language) with a minor in Photography. I currently work in a group home with the mentally disabled and absolutely love it. Being a humanitarian is what my life is about: I love […]

Edgar Mendez

Edgar Mendez

Edgar Mendez is the curator of the CHATpdx social media network and works with the Youth Programming team at the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) as an organizer, educator and phlebotomist. Edgar is passionate about positive youth development, honest and scientifically accurate sex education, equitable youth-adult partnerships, and HIV prevention. At USCA I will be focused […]

Twiggy Pucci Garcon

Twiggy Pucci Garcon

Twiggy comes to the USCA 2014 as the Program Manager of the Forty to None Project at the True Colors Fund. With over 8 years of experience in the field of general and specialized health education and direct services, he has extensive knowledge of the needs of the LGBTQ youth population and how to foster […]

Alexander Pacach

Alexander Pacach

I am Alexander, or Xander for short, a young pansexual Latino man born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. While seeking help with my coming out process, I encountered the field of HIV prevention 8 years ago. I entered the field of HIV prevention as a client, became a volunteer for an Mpowerment project, and […]

Miguel Moreno

Miguel Moreno

My name is Miguel Moreno. I’m a health education specialist at SAAF and have been living with HIV since I was 19 (I’m 23 now). I speak about living with HIV mainly to youth and really believe in the power of youth to one day end this epidemic. I’m also undocumented/DACAmented and hope to use […]

Asia Quick

Asia Quick

My name is Asia Quick from Washington, D.C. I’m an outgoing, creative, and innovative person. I am a recent graduate with a BA in Public Health Education, and currently a M.Ed candidate for Leadership Education. I plan on using what I learn from the USCA to effectively educate those in my community on the importance […]

Taija “Koogei” Revels

Taija “Koogei” Revels

Taija Ka.choow Revels is an enrolled member of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska. Her hometown is Juneau, AK and her ancestral roots are from Hoonah, AK. Taija belongs to the Kaagwaataan Tlingit clan. She has worked in tribal health since entering her undergraduate program in 2007. Since then she has […]