Alex began drafting an early form of the Transgender Student Rights Resolution with Cameron Morkal-Williams in September 2009 just after Cameron became the first out transgender student at another school. Though Alex isn’t trans himself, his friendship with Cameron and his interest in education reform encouraged him to try to make schools safer. Alex has been involved with TSR since its founding in December 2009 and currently serves as its Executive Director.
Alex, a rising senior, has also been involved in other education and student rights issues. Since November 2009, he has represented Littleton High School students by serving on the local School Council, which annually develops a School Improvement Plan and a Student Handbook. Alex joined the Central Massachusetts Student Advisory Council in 2009, and is now one of 44 students on the state Student Advisory Council. So far In 2011, Alex has testified on bullying, defended comprehensive sex education, and has taken a leading role in developing the Massachusetts GSA Network. He enjoys reading, writing, and rabble-rousing. You can email Alex or follow him on Twitter at @AlexDPratt.
Matt Garber, Board Member, Webmaster
Matt has been involved with Transgender Student Rights since March 2010. As a student at University of California, San Diego, he took interest in LGBT rights on campus, specifically transgender students' rights to go by their preferred name and live with their preferred gender on campus. Eventually, Alex and Matt got to talking, and Matt became TSR's webmaster.
Matt is currently a student at University of California, San Diego studying Sociocultural Anthropology and History. He is an LGBT interest housing resident advisor, a member of the Transgender Intersex Alliance, and directed Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". You can e-mail Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesse Tauber, Board Member
Jesse began working with Transgender Student Rights in August 2010. As a transgender student lobbying his school administration for transgender-accommodating policies, he joined TSR to help both himself and other students in similar situations. In his time with TSR, he has aided the organization with its outreach to individuals, organizations, and the press.
Jesse, a rising senior, is also a student ambassador and intern at GLSEN, where he organizes conferences and helps students combat bullying and create safer schools. Jesse started the GSA in his New York City high school in January 2010 and currently serves as its co-president. He has appeared in the media several times speaking out on issues such as bullying and suicide. He enjoys reading, surfing the internet, and acting. You can email Jesse or follow him on Twitter at @Rememberandhope.
Camden, Board Member
At Transgender Student Rights, Camden continues his life-long passion for justice. Since joining TSR in May 2011, he has helped generate its publications and social networking content. Camden has been heavily involved in the GSA movement on a local, state, and national level. He is working to make the his school district safer for LGBTQ students through education, policy, and events like Transgender Day of Remembrance and Day of Silence. Through his state's GSA network, GSA for Safe Schools, Camden educated both beginners and seasoned activists about transgender issues. He is also an active member of his local PFLAG, which works to protect each letter in the LGBT “alphabet soup.” When not working to make a safer world, Camden enjoys writing, studying foreign languages, and racking up library fines.
Although he isn’t trans himself, Camden is dedicated to ensuring that transgender people have the same rights and respect given to cisgender people. He hopes you can join him in creating a world where there is truly liberty and justice for all. You can email Camden at email@example.com.