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UW’s Benjamin to chair national graduate student committee on LGBT concerns

July 29, 2014

Julia Benjamin, a doctoral student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was recently selected to chair the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' Committee on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.

Benjamin has served on this national committee the previous two years. This body “works on behalf of the community of LGBT graduate students in psychology and their allies nationwide. The committee provides education, advocacy and personal and professional development opportunities to ensure the successful graduate experience of LGBT and allied students. The committee aspires to build, strengthen and empower its members through the use of innovative technologies, collaborative advocacy and inclusive practice.”

As chair, Benjamin will continue to expand the committee's national mentoring program and produce educational resources for students, and also hopes to engage in dialogue about how best to represent and support students' many intersecting identities.
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