Victory Institute has named Brandon Studler the 2017-18 David Bohnett Victory Congressional Fellow.
This competitive fellowship brings one outstanding young LGBTQ professional to the Hill for an intensive leadership program that includes a yearlong fellowship in the office of a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus. The fellow supports the Executive Director of the LGBT Equality Caucus. As a fellow, Studler will also take part in an educational and leadership development program to learn about the legislative process and careers in the policy-making process. Brandon Studler is the second trans recipient of this highly competitive fellowship.
Brandon graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Sociology as a member of the AKD International Sociology Honor Society. He minored in Gender and Sexuality Studies. At St. Lawrence, he engaged in trainings as both a presenter and participant, designed lectures, and worked on multiple grants to increase sensitivity, ally-ship and inclusivity around gender and sexuality. He also worked to increase awareness and education around sexual assault on college campuses, including serving as a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, providing care for survivors. Brandon’s previous public policy experience exemplifies his commitment to our mission.
Last summer, Brandon was a Victory Congressional Intern, and he finished the program determined to come back to Capitol Hill to advocate for marginalized and disadvantaged communities. He returns to the Hill motivated to stand as a role model for young transgender and LGBTQ individuals everywhere and to demonstrate that there is a space for them in Congress.
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