Jonathan Rosales ’05, Director

Jonathan RosalesJonathan Rosales is a Los Angeles native who graduated from USC with degrees in political science and gender studies in 2005. During his final year in college, he began an internship with GLAAD, the dynamic media force rewriting the script for LGBTQ+ acceptance.  This internship led to a full-time job as GLAAD’s entertainment media manager. In this position, Rosales oversaw the publication of GLAAD’s nationally recognized Network Responsibility Index and its annual Where We Are on TV reports; he also managed the GLAAD Media Awards nominations process.

In 2010, Rosales returned to school and received his single-subject teaching credential in social science from California State University, Northridge. A year later, he joined Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ+ students. As Point Foundation’s program director, Rosales oversaw the expansion of Point’s scholarship initiatives to include a national community college scholarship—as well as a new scholarship initiative to help high-need LGBTQ+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students receive emergency funding to stay in school. Additionally, Rosales was responsible for the planning and execution of Point’s scholar programs, including various scholar leadership conferences; the Community College Transfer Symposium; and mentoring/coaching programs.

As director of the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, Rosales is excited to  create meaningful connections for LGBTQ+ Trojans across the country and around the world. He currently lives in West Hollywood with his husband and their two rescue cats.