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LGBTQ+ Involvement Staff

A picture of LGBTQ+ Graduate Coordinator Freddie Dufresne standing in front of the plant wall in the STAMP Student Union. They are smiling, have glasses and bright green short hair, and are wearing a magenta floral button-up.

Freddie Dufresne
Graduate Coordinator

Freddie Dufresne (they/them) is MICA’s Graduate Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Student Involvement & Advocacy while studying in UMD’s Student Affairs Master’s Program. As a Graduate Coordinator, they form a planning committee for LGBTQ+ History month programming and coordinate LGBTQ+ History Month events in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Equity Center as well as advise LGBTQ+ students and student groups. To arrange a meeting with Freddie, please contact them at

Freddie graduated with a B.A. in foreign languages from Towson University, where they developed mentorship skills and a love of community building as a student employee of the TU Center for Student Diversity. They taught high school level Spanish classes for three and a half years and now hopes to bring lessons learned from supporting their students into their role.

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Karenna Aparece
Community Organizing Student Intern (COSI)

Karenna (she/they) is pursuing a double degree in Psychology and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with minors in Spanish and Humanities, Health, and Medicine. They joined MICA as the LGBTQ+ COSI in Fall 2022 and she hopes to continue learning about the LGBTQ+ community and her own identity, as well as educate the Terp community and explore new topics with them. Outside of MICA, they are involved in various organizations across campus. She serves as the Vice President of Boxing Club, the Communications Co-Director of the Asian American Policy Union, and a political reporter and photographer of La Voz Latina. They also work at Eppley on the weekends when it's quiet in the mornings. After graduation, Karenna hopes to work in government consulting and apply to law school in a few years. Outside of school and work, she enjoys weightlifting, figure skating, playing the piano or ukulele, and tending to her houseplants. If you have questions, email her at 

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