Ghoncheh Azadeh (she/her/hers)
is originally from Northern California and recently moved to Denver. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Philosophy with honors. She has a long work history working with kiddos and currently works as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) working with individuals to meet personalized behavioral goals who are on the autism spectrum. She plans on attending graduate school in either philosophy or psychology (or both!) to pursue a PhD and eventually teach or work in community settings with and for individuals in underrepresented communities. In her free time she loves playing soccer, hiking / backpacking, and loving her cat baby, Reza.
Jessie Read (they/them/their or he/him/his) is queer, trans, and southern-born. They are a graduate student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Social Justice Emphasis through Prescott College. Outside of the GIC, Jessie specializes in working with kids ages two to six diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and has been doing that work for about five years. Jessie has a passion for helping folks identify, navigate, and experience healing when facing oppression. His graduate school work and role as an educator, advocate, and activist focus on gender variance, ASD, race, and anti-oppressive practices that account for all of the above and more. Jessie absolutely loves hiking, camping, and drag.