Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

LGBTQ Involvement Staff

Dorothy Kou (she/they) is a Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA). She received her B.S in Sociology and Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and earned her M.A in Sociology and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Prior to UMD, Dorothy was an academic advisor at Syracuse University. As a first-generation Chinese American, queer womxn, they are passionate about equity, justice, intersectionality, critical pedagogy and complicating the notions of what it means to be AAPI. They are particularly interested in diasporic histories in relation to trauma, community, and resilience. Storytelling and genealogies are critical to how she engages with her work and how she exists in the world. Dorothy enjoys cooking, playing guitar, reading queer and POC-centered comics, learning how to skateboard, and tennis (playing and watching) in her down time. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy at


Kira Peck (she/her/hers) is a sophomore Psychology and Theater double major, and the current LGBTQ+ Involvement COSI. As a pansexual person, she is fiercely driven towards LGBTQ+ advocacy and has previously worked with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN, and the Housing Project. As both a scientist and a creator, she is also interested in exploring less traditional methods of action towards inclusivity, representation, and accessibility. Currently, she is a Student Curator for the NextNow Fest, and intends to use her position to cultivate a diverse and inclusive program. She is also a DJ at the WMUC radio station, where she draws attention to musicians of identities who are often overlooked in mainstream music, and is developing a program to increase inclusivity within the on-campus audio engineering/studio production realm. Outside of MICA, she enjoys hiking, costume design, filmography, music composition, and working as a neuroendocrinology lab assistant. Kira can be contacted at