Join us for this lunch & learn panel discussion about being transgender in the Michiana region, resources for transgender people and allies, and a transgender employee's experiences at Notre Dame. Lunch provided from Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen.
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Meghan Buell (she/her)
Meghan is the 2022 recipient of the Larry Condren Distinguished Service Award awarded by GALA ND/SMC and ARC ND. She is the Founder and Board President of Transgender Resource, Education & Enrichment Services - TREES, Inc., and organization with the mission of transgender education and resource building, focusing in small town and rural communities. A leader in the transgender community locally, regionally, and nationally, Meghan regularly presents at conferences on college campuses on topics related to the transgender community including healthcare, community services, and workplace inclusion. She has been working with students from Notre Dame and Saint Mary's for over 10 years through internships, guest lecturing, and campus events. In addition to leading her organization, Meghan works as a teacher in the South Bend Community School Corporation. She has also served her community as a member of community boards and committees. Across the country, she serves as a mentor to transgender youth and families. Meghan is an out and proud transgender woman.
Gabrielle Kuntzman (she/they)
Gabby is an IT & Finance Analyst who has been with the University for five years. She is a Kalamazoo native, graduate of Western Michigan University, veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and a killer roller skater. Some of Gabby's project experience has been with wide groups of people from different departments, backgrounds, and diversities. Bringing our campus together to work cohesively on initiatives like data stewardship is a passion of hers and diversity and inclusion is paramount in these conversations. Our world is changing quickly, and we need to make sure our staff, the human beings, are taken care of and are brought along on the journey of learning. Gabby has made herself an open resource to those seeking assistance navigating the campus environment as a trans person, or as employees with trans family. She welcomes questions from anyone in any division or walk of life.