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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

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Interim Co-Director, Weiland Health Initiative; SLED Instructor; Liaison to Queer Student Resources (QSR), A3C, WCC

Marissa Floro, PhD*

Instructor, psychologist


Marissa joined Stanford’s campus as the Gender & Sexual Identities Postdoctoral Fellow at CAPS and has stayed on through the Weiland Health Initiative, serving queer, trans, and non-binary students through clinical and advocacy services. Marissa has focused her research, clinical, and teaching work on intersections of identity, especially race, attraction, and gender. Marissa has taught at multiple institutions and currently teaches at Stanford’s School of Medicine and University of San Francisco. Though primarily teaching and training future clinicians about social justice and liberation, clinical skills, and issues of sex, sexuality, and gender, Marissa hopes to extend this knowledge in order to empower Stanford students to better understand, explore, and connect with themselves and others. 


PhD in Counseling Psychology, Loyola University- Chicago; MA in Counseling Psychology, Boston College; BA in Classics, Renaissance Students, Applied Psychology, University of California-Santa Barbara

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological Association, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

Professional Interests

Intersectionality, identity development, interpersonal and relational issues, queer student of color experiences, Asian American and Pacific Islander student issues and biracial/multiracial identities, sex and sexuality issues

*Completed specialized training in the area of gender and sexual identity