Mark Rasdorf is an Associate Director in Intercultural Affairs at East Carolina University with primary responsibility for the daily operation and long-range planning for the LGBT Resource Office. In addition to his work with the Resource Office, he has served as a Cluster Facilitator (2015) and as Program Coordinator (2016) in the LeaderShape Institute. He led the return of a campus production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in 2015 and co-directed the 2016 and 2017 productions as part of ECU's Pledge Purple campaign. In 2017, his work on campus was recognized with the East Carolina Creed Award for Diversity; the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Award; and the Division of Student Affairs Inclusion Award.
Mark earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Appalachian State University in May 2013. While at Appalachian, he served as the graduate assistant for the LGBT Center for two years and his work was honored with Appalachian's prestigious Gregory S. Blimling Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Student Development. In 2012, Mark received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Mark earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked for over 20 years in marketing, communications, and general management for the performing arts including eight years at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., six years at UApresents, the University of Arizona's performing arts series, and four years as General Manager for Broadway in Tucson/A Nederlander Presentation. He is a founding board member of PFLAG Greenville NC, a local chapter of the United States' largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer.
Zachary is a first-year graduate student in the American History Master of Arts program with a focus in LGBTQIA+ History. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, they earned their Bachelor of Science from ECU in 2017 with a double major in History Education and History. Outside of class, Zachary has participated as a Resource Office Assistant, student panelist, and summer intern for the LGBT Resource Office. In 2017, they received second place in the Rhem-Schwarzmann Prize for Recognition of Student Research for their paper on LGBTQIA+ History at ECU. Outside of work, Zachary loves to spend time with their dog, two cats, and their better half. They are very excited to continue working with the LGBT Resource Office!
Hunter is in the Health Communications Certificate Program at East Carolina University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University in Spring, 2017, as a Health and Exercise Science major with a minor in Biology. Hunter aspires to go to Physician's Assistant school after completing her certificate program at ECU. She is a member of the Track and Field team at ECU and her specialty is sprints and hurdles. She is up for racing anyone who is willing to challenge her! She is a North Carolina native but was born in Buffalo, New York. When she's not at work or on the track, she enjoys being outside with her guitar, or spending time with her family, friends, and teammates. Otherwise, she is napping. Hunter is excited to be a part of the ECU community and is ready to be working with the LGBT Resource Office this year!