SAGA Squad Team

Noah Marquez (He/Him/His)

SAGA Student Coordinator
Year: Senior
Major: Communication
Hobbies: Reading, Working Out, Cooking, Running, Cruising
Personal Motto: Always be mindful of the choices you make, for they affect not only you, but those around you.

What inspires you?
A brighter future for the current and future generations. I long to see an era of acceptance and understanding for my loved ones.

Blair Alexander

Alys Garcia Carrera (They/Them)

Major: Political Science
Hobbies: Reading comic books, traveling, volunteering, keeping up with queer media, and going out
Personal Motto: “When in doubt, choose kindness.”

What message would you give to incoming UH students?
Explore the University and take advantage of everything it offers. Also, never be afraid to ask questions.

Therynn Ibert

Cyrilla-Lyn Thompson (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Honors-Political Science
Hobbies: Loom-knitting, reading and cooking (mostly amazing pasta dishes)
Personal Motto: “Speak boldly and with intellect. Never hush your voice for someone’s comfort. Speak your mind, make people uncomfortable.”

What inspires you?
Passion inspires me most. Passion that everyone has, whether or not they know it yet. Passion fuels everything in life. And it is so inspiring to meet and connect with people who are passionate; passionate about anything.

Allison Lawrence

Lyza Liga (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Computer Information Systems
Hobbies: Jamming out on my guitar, playing video games (pc + console), cycling, and collecting vinyls
Personal Motto: “Life is tough, but so are you.”

What is your goal as a SAGA Squad member?
My goal is to help cultivate a safe, inviting environment for those in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as educating myself on growing social issues.


René Isaac Mendiola (He/Him/His)

Major: Psychology
Hobbies: Taking walks, going to new places, being active
Personal Motto: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” -Rumi

What has been your most rewarding experience within the LGBTQ community?
Providing a space for those with marginalized identities to express their true perspectives.

Noah Marquez

Sidney Snow (They/Them, She/Hers)

Major: Human Development & Family Studies
Hobbies: Reading, riding horses, watching TV, playing with my cat
Personal Motto: “Be the person your dog thinks you are. Don’t take life too seriously; we don’t make it out alive anyway.”

What has been your most rewarding experience within the LGBTQ community?
Finding people who understand what I go through, and lifelong friends.

Francisco Fuentes