Jeanne Gainsburg received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brown University in 1985 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 1992. In 2003, inspired by the suffragettes in Not For Ourselves Alone, Jeanne looked up “gay” in the phone book, found the Gay Alliance and began working as a volunteer. Three years later she was hired as the Gay Alliance Outreach Coordinator and in 2013 she was promoted to LGBTQ Academy Education Director. In 2015 she was the recipient of a Community Champion Award from the Empire State Pride Agenda. Jeanne facilitates over a hundred LGBTQ trainings and presentations a year, trains and manages the LGBTQ Academy Speakers Bureau, and creates and updates all training programs and materials.