Brent Rubio


I am gay and I am a chemist and biochemist.//


I received my PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Currently a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Honolulu Community College, University of Hawai’i (UH). I’ve supported DEI in the UH System as a Co-Chair of our University President’s Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality and spearheaded a SafeZone program that trains participants to utilize their gained knowledge and skills to foster a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff to promote social justice in the University of HawaiĘ»i System. The program establishes a network of support and visibility for LGBTQ+ equity by providing advocates with posters and materials to share as resources throughout all 10 campuses.