D. Ojeda (they/them)
As a policy advocate, D. Ojeda works with coalition partners and federal/state government officials to create structural changes that will improve the wellbeing of the trans community, such as access to adequate health coverage and temporary housing. Prior to their work at NCTE, D was named the 2018-2019 James Marshall Public Policy Fellow by the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and worked for the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security in the Office of Senator Bernard Sanders.
D. Ojeda completed their Ph.D. and Masters in Community Psychology at Wichita State University (WSU) and has a graduate certification in LGBT Health Practice and Policy at George Washington University. In the future, they hope to continue following their passion for and expand their expertise in healthcare, health minority equity, intersectionality, social justice, and public policy.