An Evening of Queer Joy:

About Us, For Us, By Us

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 · 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Agenda   |   Speakers   |    Queer Joy Fridays

Mission: An Evening of Queer Joy (formerly known as the LGBTQ+ Forum) centers the intersectional queer experience on the full spectrum of pain to joy by creating immersive community spaces, opportunities for authentic expression, and an environment of reflective learning. 

Vision: Centering the experiences of intersectional queer pain & queer joy.


Vincent Peña (he/him)

Critical Care Registered Nurse, Stanford Children's Health | Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Adjunct Faculty, Evergreen Valley College

Rainbow Stickers and Support

Oliver Nguyen (they/them)

PhD student, Biology and Center for Biological Conservation

Queer Spite

Neda Kharrazi, PsyD (she/her)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine  Psychologist in Private Practice

Embracing Queer Joy: A Journey

Thomas Satterwhite, MD ‘07, BS ‘00 (he/him)

Founder, Plastic Surgeon
Gender Confirmation Surgical Specialist at Align Surgical Associates

Being a Gender Affirmation Surgeon: A Personal Perspective as a Gay Black Man

Michiel Kolman, PhD, Executive MBA ‘19 (he/him)

Co-Chair Workplace Pride, Chair Inclusive Publishing IPA
SVP, Research Networks & Academic Ambassador, Elsevier

Queer Joy at Work

Adi Mukund (she/her)

MD student (‘23)
PhD Student in Biophysics

Eat the Berries

Marissa C. Floro, PhD (she/her)

Program Manager, Psychologist & Instructor, Stanford University

Intergenerational Queer Joy: Bridging Gaps in Community

Ann-Marie Yap (she/her)

Executive Director of Technology, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Intergenerational Queer Joy: Bridging Gaps in Community

Megha Shatishchandra Patel (he/they)

MD student (‘26) 

Intergenerational Queer Joy: Bridging Gaps in Community