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Interdisciplinary transgender community advocate committed to providing access to and education on gender-affirming healthcare. Using lived experience to help others. Dedicated to eliminating barriers for underserved communities to accessible treatment and guidance with an intersectional lens and individual care - with a focus on trans healthcare, disability and body politics, destigmatization and depathologization.

February 2021 - Present

RESEARCH DATA ASSOCIATE

Compiling data and statistics, and other materials as needed, entering data into databases or other reports 
Completing literature reviews and extracting data from publications 
Ensuring protocol compliance for studies, and completing documentation as necessary 
Compiling and analyzing data
Recruiting and screening of potential research subjects 
Collaborating with interdisciplinary research team 
Demonstrating and following through with research procedural knowledge and protocols as per regulatory requirements and IRB approval

August 2019 - February 2021

MEDICAL CASE MANAGER - CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, NYC

Providing case management services to patients aged 13-24, including tracking approximately 60 patients monthly, conducting intakes and reassessments on a regular basis, and outreaching to ensure patient retainment and prevent patients lost to care. Coordination with patient’s healthcare providers, offering patients resources for finding housing, employment, support groups, name and gender marker changes, etc. 

Providing coordination, health education, and care planning for patients undergoing gender affirming surgeries. 

Projects​

Facilitating/co-facilitating two support groups, a trans masculine support group and a surgery preparation clinic. 

Creating and facilitating patient education materials and presentations on gender affirming procedures for patients and providers.

Creating workflows and data collection tools to improve patient access to gender affirming care and maintain high quality and accurate referrals lists.

Staff liaison for a transgender non-binary (TGNB) community advisory board (CAB).

July 2019 - February 2021

VOLUNTEER - NYU LANGONE, NYC

Developing improved patient education documents to help patients learn and navigate through the process of gender-affirming surgery. 
Collaborating on pre-surgery classes for patients scheduled for surgery. 
Co-developed and currently running a peer-led and -run volunteer buddy program intended to provide a support network and advocacy for patients in the hospital following surgeries and immediate postoperative periods, including recruitment of interested volunteers, scheduling of buddy shifts, and communication with the clinical team to facilitate care for patients  Helping to develop other peer programs designed to help build community and improve patient experience within the transgender and non-binary community

May 2014 - August 2019

GENIUS - APPLE

Promoted internally from part-time sales specialist to full-time senior technical role within 3 years of employment
Helped 4-6 customers per hour with troubleshooting technical problems, education on use of devices sold by company, explain technology in conventionally understood colloquial language
Repaired mobile devices, portable computers, and desktop computers in a timely manner, completing at least 4 repairs per hour for mobile devices
Tasked with mentoring coworkers and providing feedback to promote efficiency and a positive work environment
Act as a representative of the company, symbolic of and spreading awareness of the company values: accessibility, education, environment, inclusion and diversity, privacy, and supplier responsibility

 

Conferences & Presentations 

2021

Gender Affirming Surgery for Youth &

Healthcare Self-Advocacy for TGNB People, presenter

2021 Virtual GSA Summit

2020

Gender Affirming Surgery for Youth, presenter

2020 Vision GSA Summit at Fashion Industries High School

Preparing for Gender Affirming Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide, presenter

First Event Conference 

Beyond Binary Care, panelist, NYU Plastic Surgery Club & The OUT Foundation

Gender Affirming Surgery for Youth, presenter

Gender Conference NYC

Multidisciplinary Pre and Postoperative Care of TGNB Patients, presenter

Gender Conference NYC

Healthcare Self-Advocacy for TGNB People, presenter

BMCC LGBTQ+ & Women's Health Series 

Surgery Prep Clinic, co-facilitator, 2019 - 2020

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Callen-Lorde Trans Masculine Support Group, facilitator, 2019 - 2020

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

2019

Beyond Binary Care, panelist, NYU Plastic Surgery Club & The OUT Foundation

Gender Affirming Surgery, panelist

Gender Conference NYC

Gender Affirming Surgeries for Youth, panelist

Philadelphia Transgender Wellness Conference

 

Education

September 2020 - December 2020

Notable courses: Chemistry

BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Graduated May 2018

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Filmmaking 
Thesis project: short documentary regarding the impact of societal expectations of masculinity on trans masculine people
Was asked by faculty to speak on panel discussions on the topic of masculinity as a transgender person

September 2015 - December 2015

Film studies concentration

RAMAPO COLLEGE

August 2013 - April 2015

Notable courses: Research Methods, Statistics, Database Management Systems (SQL)

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH