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Ashton Santo



Ashton Santo is a graduating senior at CUNY Hunter College, majoring in Special Honors Interdisciplinary Studies with a certificate in Public Policy. Ashton’s interdisciplinary work examines the intersections of colonialism, religion, and gender & sexuality, while his public policy interests lie in the criminal legal system, social welfare, and human rights. He is also an independent educator at NYU-Winthrop University Hospital, holding discussion seminars with small groups of medical students on transgender identities, clinical approaches to gender dysphoria, and the legal landscape of transgender rights. He works for Getting Out and Staying Out, a nonprofit organization based in East Harlem that provides reentry services to justice-involved young men. He plans on pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning, and Development at the Silberman School of Social Work. In his free time, Ashton enjoys cooking, creative nonfiction writing, and spending time with his three cats.


Updated May 2019