Meet Quinn, the Initiative for Transgender Leadership's intern who will design a peer mentorship program for trans* youth over the next 10 months!
Quinn Elliott, 21, graduated from the Ellis school in 2009. Quinn enjoys cooking, and their favorite dish they've made so far is a creamy and hearty ginger-coconut butternut squash soup with chickpeas and veggies.
During their time organizing with Transition Pittsburgh, Quinn learned a lot about sustainable practices, from urban farming to renewable energy resources. For the past couple years they've been trying to connect with others who are interested in intentional community, while also saving up to intern at an established one such as Idyll Dandy Arts queer intentional community.
Quinn believes strongly in free, learner-centered education, and so has begun independent studies in biology, chemistry and philosophy with the intention of attending a democratically-run university to study holistic health and education.
Quinn’s outlook comes from a place they describe as radical, intellectual curiosity.
As the ITL intern, Quinn intends to be/become focused, confident, and accountable. They are committed to providing trans* youth of Pittsburgh access to safe spaces and empowering knowledge about health and wellness from a unique, radical, gender/queer perspective.