Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gendercast welcome's Marissa Adams, our newest addition!

Gendercast would like to formally welcome our newest addition, Marissa Adams as our Gendercast Coordinator/Intern.    We are so excited to have Marissa officially working with Gendercast!  We met Marissa at the Gender Identity panel both of us did last summer and we have been delighted to work with Marissa in various ways over the past several months.  Marissa brings passion and excitement and we are so excited to have them help us further our goals around fundraising, building up our resource page, outreach and further us along in our goal of creating opportunities for others to intern with us in the future.   You can hear directly from Marissa on the episode 16 check-ins.

Here’s a little about Marissa…
[Marissa’s pronouns are: they/them]
Marissa Adams is a queer activist.  They self-identify as genderqueer/
genderfluid and currently live in Seattle with their trans-male identified partner. They grew up in Oakland, CA, and attended Bishop O'Dowd catholic high school. Marissa is a Community Studies major at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), with an emphasis in queer & trans/gender studies, healthcare inequalities and feminist science. Community Studies is a social justice and activism focused major.
Marissa has been an intern with the Santa Cruz Queer Youth Task Force (SC QYTF), a non-profit, and worked to help coordinate the 2011 Queer Youth Leadership Awards (QYLA). They moved up to Seattle from Santa Cruz to do a six month academic field study internship with Seattle Out & Proud as Outreach Team Coordinator, spending much of their time in policy development. Marissa has decided to spend their last remaining months in Seattle working  with Gendercast (lucky us!!) and is also currently working at their first paid staff position as Assistant Coordinator of SC QYTF's 2012 Queer Youth Leadership Awards. They will by moving back to UCSC in December to work on QYLA, complete classes and prepare to teach a class in spring, entitled, "Queer Health," before graduating in June. After graduation, Marissa is hoping to find more work with queer issue focused non-profits.
WELCOME Marissa!!!

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