||Team Q Program and Peer Leaders
Team Q is the LGBT Center Peer Leader program. Team Q
is a way to make friends and learn about gender and sexuality in a
supportive and open environment. As peer leaders, we offer guidance,
support, and resources to first-year students. We plan queer-themed
social events and are a great introduction to queer life at Tufts!
You do not have to identify as LGBT to attend Team Q events or be
assigned a Team Q Peer Leader. Events are open to all Tufts students,
but for events that require registration (like our annual Provincetown
retreat), Team Q mentees will receive priority.
To be assigned a Team Q Peer Leader, e-mail
Meet Our Peer Leaders!
Team Q PLs are mentors, friends, and resources for first-year students,
particularly those interested in gender, sexuality, and identity. Any
interested first-year may request a Peer Leader. PLs will organize
group meals, discussions, and help you explore all that Tufts and the
Boston area have to offer. To be assigned a PL, e-mail
||My name is Abby, and I am a cisgender
pansexual lady (pronouns: she, her, hers). I am studying
international relations, and will be a senior in the
2015/2016 academic year. I've been around Tufts for a while,
but watching the lgbtqia community grow is a pleasure that
never gets old. My hobbies include dancing, reading, and
baking ridiculous amounts of delicious sugary desserts. I
look forward to meeting new members of the Tufts community,
catching up with old members, and helping enrich the queer
environment at Tufts in the coming year!
||Bruce is a junior studying Biochemistry
and Spanish, potentially looking to go to medical school
after graduation. They are currently doing research in the
Walt Lab at Tufts, detecting cytokines as biomarkers for
the early detection of infectious disease. In addition
to academics, Bruce sings in two choirs on campus, models
in the LUX Fashion Show, and is involved in Tufts Queer
Students Association and Action for Sexual Assault Prevention.
||Christin is a junior majoring in Clinical
Psychology and Community Health. Aside from being involved
with Team Q, she is an intern at the LGBT center, an Hermana
from Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad / Lambda Pi Chi Sorority
Inc., and the director of Soccer Stars from LCS. Her interests
include LGBT activism for people of color, reading, soccer,
watching Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, and eating the new
Dewick cookies! She really hopes her mentees will love to go
eat froyo once a month and do other fun stuff with her!
||Dominik is beyond excited to be joining
Team Q for the 2015-16 academic year! Heís a junior, double majoring
in Sociology and Environmental Studies. On the side, Dominik is a
mime with Hype! the coolest, hippest, and best-looking student group
on campus and dances with the Tufts Dance Collective (TDC) . He
loves watching YouTube dance videos, midnight cookie dough runs,
and an excessive amount of hugs. Dominik canít wait to meet the
class of 2019 and talk about the many ways we can improve our
campus and community.
||Hi, my name is Jamie! I'm a rising senior and I use
she and they pronouns. I am a biology major and a studio arts minor
and I hope to go into animation after Tufts. I love running, drawing,
backpacking, Disney movies, and horror movies. On campus I'm involved
in AMPT, oSTEM, Animal aid, and the marathon team (feel free to ask me
for more details about these organizations!).
||Julia is a senior from Austin, Texas majoring in
astrophysics and philosophy. She is very enthusiastic about all
things physics and all things queer, and focuses her activism in
outreach to those queer in the professional and academic sectors of
STEM fields; she started and currently runs the Tufts chapter of
oSTEM (out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
which aims to do just that. She's incredibly excited to be involved
in Team Q, and help with outreach and orientation of incoming students!
||Iím Madeleine, an international student from London
enrolled in the dual degree program with the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts. At Tufts Iím majoring in Art History and minoring in Colonialism
Studies, and at SMFA Iíve mostly been working in performance, but I
love painting and drawing too. At Tufts Iíve loved being a part of the
LGBT center and being involved in parts of the queer community, and Iím
looking forwards to being even more involved as a member of Team Q.
Outside that, I play flute and piccolo in Tufts Symphony Orchestra and
Flute Ensemble, and Iím a part of Tufts Art History Society and Medium,
the art history journal.
||My name is Shakura, PGPs are she, her, and hers. I am
majoring in Biology and Community Health, and I am in Tufts' 5 year B/MPH
(bachelors/ masters of public health) program. I identify as pansexual,
which I define for myself as pretty much just liking people; gender and
sexual orientation aren't factors that I consider when it comes to whether
or not I am attracted to a person. I didn't start using that label until
coming to Tufts, however, as freshman year is both the year that I learned
about pansexuality as a term and the year that I decided I wanted to deal
with my sexual and romantic identity. I love running, drawing, and conversing
about anything under the sun, so please come talk to me whenever! I personally
felt super overwhelmed by the LGBT community when I first came to Tufts
because I felt like everyone knew so much and I knew nothing, so if you
ever feel like that, or want to know more about me or any of my interests,
please come and ask me. I am happy to answer any questions I can, and point
you in the right direction for questions I can't answer myself.