Shawn Reilly

Trans Buddy Coordinator

pronouns: they/them/theirs

Shawn Reilly, M.Ed., recently graduated with an M.Ed. in Learning and Design from Peabody College, and is currently working towards a Masters in Theolical Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. As an undergraduate, Reilly was instrumental in a successful campaign to gain gender-inclusive restrooms and housing to support transgender and gender-expansive students on campus. They formerly served as the Vanderbilt Office of LGBTQI Life's student spring break program coordinator, and for two years as a senior mentor with the Oasis Center's Just Us program for LGBTQI youth. Currently, Reilly is the program coordinator for the Trans Buddy program of the VUMC Program for LGBTQ Health. Reilly is involved with a number of local organizations, and serves as the Student Engagement and Leadership Chair GLSEN Tennessee, working with Gender & Sexuality Alliances across Tennessee to build inclusive and responsive schools for LGBTQI students. They also coordinate the GLSEN Tennessee SHINE team, which consists of ten LGBTQI youth working to shift the landscape for LGBTQI students in Middle Tennessee. They are a youth advisory board member for Youth+Tech+Health, where they work to build tech solutions to youth health problems, and are a founding member of the TN Department of Health Transgender HIV Task Force.