People

LaMisha Hill, Ph.D. is the Director of the MRC. Originally from the Chicago-Land Area, Dr. Hill moved to the west coast to complete a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon.Dr. Hill holds over 6 years of experience in higher education, and has supported students at two UC campuses. Most recently, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychology at UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Dr. Hill completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Counseling Center, UC Riverside.

Dr. Hill’s professional experiences include providing direct clinical services to graduate and undergraduate students, engaging in outreach with campus partners, group facilitation, and program development/evaluation. She holds expertise in college student mental health, multicultural counseling, and assessment. Dr. Hill was the recipient of a 2014 UC Berkeley Spot Award, for herservice with The Mentoring Center (an Oakland based non-profit that supports youth of color).

Dr. Hill is passionate about advocacy, education, equity, and mentorship and strives to support students with navigating the complexities of a University system. Professionally, she is dedicated to multiculturalism, diversity, and supporting underrepresented communities. Dr. Hill is honored to join the Office of Diversity and Outreach under the leadership of Dr. Renée Navarro.

Evolve T. Benton, M.A., is the Program Manager to both the Multicultural and LGBT Resource Centers at UCSF. Evolve is a prominent social & racial justice educator, writer, and consultant from Los Angeles, CA. Evolve was welcomed to the University of California, San Francisco family in October of 2015 where she has served as the Programming Manager for UCSF Student Life.  Prior to working at UCSF, Evolve served as the Assistant Director at the University of California, Los Angeles LGBT Campus Resource Center. In this role, she worked to support the retention of LGBT students of color, served as a member of UCLA’s economic crisis response team, and provided leadership in the Center’s assessment and program review process.

Evolve identifies as a black, queer, boi (born obviously incredible). She is passionate about providing a thought provoking space for communities to dialogue about the intersections of their complex and diverse identities. Evolve has had the opportunity to present social and gender justice workshops around the country. Her specialties include program development and assessment, social media marketing, writing and performing poetry, community building, and exploring cultural narratives. 

Evolve is the one of the co-founders of Theta Xi Theta Fraternity, Inc., a national organization for masculine of center folks. She also is a member of the Brown Boi Project, and a copy editor for Lunch Ticket, an online social justice and community activism literary journal.

Evolve earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Dillard University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a LGBT Specialization from Antioch University of Los Angeles. Evolve is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University of Los Angeles.