Shawn Reilly recently graduated with an M.Ed. in Learning and Design from Peabody College and is a current M.Div. candidate studying “interreligious encounter” at the Vanderbilt Divinity School. They formerly served as the Vanderbilt Office of LGBTQI Life’s first student spring break program coordinator, and for two years as a senior mentor with the Oasis Center’s Just Us program for LGBTQI youth. Currently, Shawn is the program coordinator for the Trans Buddy program at the Program for LGBTQ Health at Vanderbilt, the first transgender patient navigation service in the country. In this position, Reilly works with Vanderbilt’s Gender Clinic, the only clinic for transgender health in the United States Southeast.
Reilly is involved in several local organizations and serves as the Student Engagement and Leadership Chair of GLSEN Tennessee, working with Gender and Sexuality Alliances across Tennessee to build inclusive and responsive schools for LGBTQI students. They also coordinate the GLSEN Tennessee SHINE team, which consists of ten LGBTQI youth working to shift the landscape for LGBTQI students in Tennessee. They are a youth advisory board member for Youth+Tech+Health and are a founding member of the TN Department of Health Transgender HIV Task Force.
Updated November 2021
More from Shawn Reilly
Landecker Democracy Fellow Shawn is developing and facilitating a digital and physical map creation project that enlists the knowledge and skills of queer youth and adults. With the help of LGBTQI serving organizations, they will support an intergenerational reworking of queer history in Tennessee.
2019 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2019 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.
Senior Fellows Shawn Reilly and Roo George-Warren host "the first digital COVID Cabaret Celebration"
Inviting its guests to not "let COVID dampen your spirits and suppress our creative energy", Senior Fellows Shawn Reilly and Roo George-Warren have decided to host the first digital COVID Cabaret Celebration.
Humanity in Action Announces the 2019 US Fellows Cohort