With the help of an It Gets Better video shared by a group at their graduate alma mater, Justin (he/they) came out in 2012 and has since built a career around empowering LGBTQ+ youth. They joined the It Gets Better Project in 2014 where they have expanded the organization’s Global Affiliate Network to 20 countries and created It Gets Better EDU, the arm of the organization that helps educators and student leaders bring LGBTQ+ stories into classrooms around the world. Justin has a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health Promotion and a Bachelor's degree in International Area Studies (Latin America) with a minor in Political Science. They have served as an advisory board member for several organizations, including SXSW EDU.
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