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Shawn Reilly


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