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Nadia Swanson

Professional Symposium Lead
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Nadia Swanson, LMSW, is the Coordinator of Training and Capacity Building at The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project (GFP), a therapist at The Institute for Human Identity and a consultant for GLSEN’s National Student Council. Nadia received their B.A. in Dance and Anthropology from Hofstra University and their MSW from Rutgers. They have worked domestically and internationally for organizations such as American Friends Service Committee, UNICEF India, SCO Family of Services, The Child is Innocent, and The Ali Forney Center (AFC). At AFC Nadia provided trainings locally and nationally on LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness, supervised the Youth Advocate program and worked on campaigns such as Raising the Runaway and Homeless Youth Age in NYC. In their work at GFP they provide training and capacity building to schools and social service agencies to support Trans youth and their families. Nadia brings their history advocacy and clinical work together in their training and program development work.