Emily (she/her) grew up attending international schools and has worked in the field of LGBTQ+ and gender equity policy and practice since 2003. She is American by nationality but feels at home in the international community. Her work is tailored specifically for international audiences. Emily’s research and consulting focus is on inclusive school policy and practice for LGBTQ+ students. In addition to a PhD, she holds a Master of Education degree in International Counseling, a Master of Health Science degree in Sexual Health, a Graduate Certificate in College Counseling, and a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice. Emily has worked worldwide as an educator and counselor, holding positions at The American School of Paris, The American School of Kuwait, and Hong Kong International School, and currently works as a teaching assistant for the George Washington University Graduate Program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice.
The Power of Affinity Groups for LGBTQ+ Students
This session will provide a bit of background on affinity groups for LGBTQ+ students, tips to be an effective faculty advisor, as well as what researchers have uncovered about what GSA's actually do for schools, and why their power may be stronger than you think.