Taylor BoyerIntern, Program for LGBTQ Health (Summer 2018)
Taylor Boyer is a Master of Public Health student at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Graduate School of Public Health in the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences department. They are passionate about equitable and quality healthcare for LGBT individuals and are completing the LGBT Individuals’ Health and Wellness certificate program at Pitt. Taylor’s specific research interest is in LGBT individuals’ access to care, particularly for transgender individuals. As a career, they hope to assist healthcare centers improve their provision of care to LGBT individuals through welcoming healthcare environments, inclusive patient documentation and records, and culturally competent patient-provider/staff communication and patient-centered care for LGBT individuals.
Bree HorrocksIntern, Program for LGBTQ Health (Summer 2018)
Bree Horrocks is heading into her second (and final year) of a master's degree in Child Studies where she is specializing in Clinical Psychology and LGBT+ youth. She is also heading into her final season of playing for the Vanderbilt women's basketball team. She completed her bachelor's degree at Purdue University in Psychology where she also played basketball. She was given the Leadership and Service award for 2017 by the LGBTQ Center. Bree was All Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Athlete during her years at Purdue, and she was awarded Scholar of the Year in 2018 for Vanderbilt Women's Basketball. She has been completing her practicum placement at the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health since January, and she says it has been the most rewarding experience. Bree's passion lies in improving the mental health outcomes for LGBT+ youth, and she hopes to obtain a doctorate in clinical psychology after this academic year.
SabriAnan MichaIntern, Program for LGBTQ Health (Summer 2018)
SabriAnan Micha is currently a rising senior at Amherst College studying Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. On campus SabriAnan does trans-inclusive work at the Amherst College Women’s and Gender Center. SabriAnan was previously a Program Coordinator at the WGC and will be continuing as an Education Coordinator in the fall of 2018. One of their most fondly held programs is the Nonbinary Community Hour, a weekly meeting that centers the voices and experiences of Amherst College’s nonbinary students. SabriAnan is committed to healthcare access and currently hopes to pursue a future of direct service work centering healthcare access for people of color and transgender folks.
Andrew PregnallIntern, Program for LGBTQ Health (Summer 2018)
Andrew Pregnall is senior at Virginia Tech pursuing a dual degree in Microbiology and History. Andrew's passion for LGBTQ healthcare began when he was awarded a Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship to investigate how policies at the student health center affected LGBTQ students' access to needed healthcare services. As a result of his research, Andrew now has an interest in understanding how institutional and governmental policies affect the health and wellness of LGBTQ people. When not attending classes, Andrew is active in the Honors College, serving as both a Residential Advisor in the Honors Residential Commons and the Representative for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences on the Honors College Student Council. In addition, Andrew is an active advocate for LGBTQ students at Virginia Tech, using his research to advocate for changes to the student health center and his position as an RA to advocate for a queer and trans Living Learning Community. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Andrew plans to attend medical school where he can continue advocating for better LGBTQ healthcare.
Kristen WilliamsIntern, Program for LGBTQ Health (Summer 2018)
Kristen Williams is a rising second year medical student at Meharry Medical College right here in Nashville. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kristen is following in her father’s footsteps by attending his alma mater. Kristen received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre – Design and Production from the University of Maryland, College Park, but later decided to pursue medicine. As one of the Class of 2021 Historians, Kristen codirected their Cadaver Ball video and helps to document the lives of her fellow classmates in photos and social media posts. While not studying, you may see Kristen zigzagging through Nashville as an Uber driver. Kristen identifies as a cisgender pansexual queer woman. Her passion for social justice is rooted in her education (both in the classroom and independently), support from family and friends, and a drive to right the wrongs she sees every day. Kristen is working towards becoming a plastic surgeon who performs gender affirmation procedures.
Lyle YaphockunIntern, Program for LGBTQ Health (Summer 2018)
Lyle Yaphockun is a rising second year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY. At Touro COM, Lyle is the current president of the Rainbow Health Coalition and a founding member of the Diversity Committee. Lyle received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology from New York University. While at NYU, Lyle worked in numerous organizations committed to representing and serving the LGBTQ community like the Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, APICHA Community Health Center, and Delta Lambda Phi.