Meet Our Staff

Colleen FloydColleen Floyd (she/her)

Colleen Floyd is the Graduate Assistant for the Sexuality Education Studies Center (SESC). Colleen is a second year master’s student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Miami. She has worked as the SESC’s Graduate Assistant since fall of 2020 and has enjoyed the opportunity to provide free menstrual and sexual health products to the Miami community through the SESC’s Periods Rock! program, as well as bolstering the field of inclusive sexuality education. Outside the SESC, Colleen works as a Graduate Practicum Student for the Miller Center for Student Disability Services, where she is able to pair her passions for disability justice and student affairs. If you have any questions about the SESC or Periods Rock! please feel free to contact her at floydce@miamioh.edu.

Kate KuvalankaKate Kuvalanka, Ph.D. (she/her)

Dr. Kate Kuvalanka (Dr. K) is a Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Family Science and Social Work. Dr. K’s research focuses on LGBTQ family issues, including the experiences of youth and young adults with LGBTQ parents. For the past 10 years, she has been conducting a longitudinal study with 50 families with transgender and gender-diverse children. She’s excited to help figure out the future of the SESC! Reach out to her at kuvalanka@MiamiOH.edu with questions!

Richelle FrabottaRichelle Frabotta (SESC founder and former Coordinator)

Richelle has been a professional Sexuality Educator since 1992; certified as an Educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educator Counselors and Therapists since 1996 and as a Supervisor since 2015.  She teaches a multitude of subjects that are Human Sexuality to 4th – 12th grades in schools, institutions of higher education, public, private and non-profit organizations, faith communities, alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, jails…anywhere she is invited…for a cumulative number of students in the thousands. When training colleagues and those working in human services, she emphasizes that sexuality education should be taught from a medically accurate, compassionate, and person-centered perspective with methods that are developmentally relevant, culturally inclusive, grounded in research and best practices, and informed by a code of ethics.  She never forgets that teaching also means learning from her students.