Rowan Collins joined the Gay Alliance staff in early 2015 as the Education Coordinator after three years as a volunteer, former intern, and member of the Speakers Bureau. An Albany native, he received his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies from Nazareth College in 2014 and has been an active advocate for social justice since his youth. The work of the Education Department sees Rowan traveling across the country and state as well as the greater Rochester area. He is accredited by NYSSWA to provide CEU credits to social workers for the Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools for LGBT Students and Staff workshop. Prior to joining the Gay Alliance Rowan worked with various LGBT NGOs, serving with the Empire State Pride Agenda and The Self Made Men as well as aiding in the development of a safer, more inclusive campus for LGBTQ and allied students at his alma mater.