Lulu Danzig is a fourth year Gender and Sexuality Studies major whose interests in Gender Studies are generally focused on issues of sexual orientation and alternative relationship structures (e.g. polyamory). During the summer of 2011 she was one of the first College students to participate in the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality's new paid internship program, working at the Howard Brown Health Center.
My interest in Gender Studies was originally sparked through participating on my high school debate team. Observing how people perceive women with intellectual confidence and strong convictions motivated me to learn more about how gender and sexuality affect our lives and how this varies cross-culturally. After taking some classes at the SSA, I'm now interested in incorporating my knowledge about gender and sexuality into social work, specifically psychotherapy with LGBTQ youth. Through my CSGS-sponsored Metcalf internship with the Howard Brown Health Center, I have learned about the many hardships LGBTQ advocacy institutions confront, and I feel equipped to defeat these challenges in my future career.