Luca Maurer is redefining what it means to be alone, together.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Maurer, the director of IC’s Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, has been working tirelessly to help the center upholds its mission in an increasingly virtual world.
To ensure students maintain critical connections during an extended period of social isolation, during the college’s spring break, Maurer issued a survey in an effort to tailor the center’s services to their needs.
“When I surveyed students, some said ‘I’m just despairing, not because of this new, uncertain, frightening thing that’s happening in our world, but also because IC was a place I found home as an LGBTQ person,’” he said. “This is a time for students to find community and realize that they aren’t alone in what they're experiencing.”