Cantú Queer Center Professional Staff


    Director of the Cantú Queer Center - Travis Becker

  • Travis Becker

    Pronouns: he/him & they/them

    Travis S. Becker is the proud Director of the Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A first generation college graduate, Travis was born and raised in the east bay, in Livermore, California. Raised in the Bay, but "made" in New York, Travis graduated with a Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Communications and English Language and Literature from California Lutheran University.

    Travis has worked with and for queer and trans youth and young adults in a number of capacities from The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in NYC, to homeless youth in San Francisco with Larkin Street Youth Services, where they were the inaugural Program Manager and helped open a Transitional Living Program in the Haight-Ashbury district.

    Travis regularly facilitates workshops and speaks on panels about LGBTQIA+ identity on and off campus, including in more recent years, a panel at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and trainings with school counselors and psychologists at Hayward Unified School District. Travis currently serves as an LGBTQIA+ liaison to the University of California Office of the President.

    Travis is also... an educator, storyteller, troublemaker, Stevie Nicks superfan, furparent, first-born child, eldest sibling, partner, "guncle", "that" Sag friend, a lover, a little loquacious, and one of their proudest accomplishments is having served a term as a regional president for an (un)official Mariah Carey fan club.


    Email: trbecker@ucsc.edu


  • Program Coordinator - Tracy Lissette García

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    Pronouns: she/they/ella

    Tracy L. García is a queer high-femme, first-generation Xicana from South East Los Angeles. She has over 6+ years of experience working in LGBTQ Resource Centers at the University of California. She centers her educational advocacy in bringing awareness and visibility to the inequities and experiences of queer & trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC). Tracy holds a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz and has been fortunate to work at her alma mater for the last few years. Some projects she is proud of organizing at UCSC include the 2017 Queer & Trans People of Color Conference, the inaugural Stonewall Speaker Series, and Noche de Jotería with El Centro to celebrate queer and trans Latinx communities in honor of Pulse. She is also passionate about queer and trans inclusive Reproductive Justice and deeply values working in community spaces that advocate for the liberation of QTBIPOC folks through artistic modalities. Outside of her professional life, Tracy enjoys spending time at the ocean, dancing to cumbias with her friends, and singing her favorite songs at karaoke. 

    Email: tracyg@ucsc.edu 


  • Trans Education Specialist- VACANT

  • The Trans Education Specialist serves as the nexus of support for Trans students and community at UCSC, and organizes the integration of education and awareness for the campus community. Major functional areas of responsibility include coordination of training programs for campus community, bias incident response management, case management, student advocacy, and developing visibility for Trans people on campus.

    We are currently in the process of recruiting a new TES. More updates will be posted in fall 2019.