I first began presenting in 2000 by returning annually to my alma mater in Nebraska to present on LGBTQ+ advocacy. Over the years the locations of these presentations expanded across the Midwest and West Coast. In 2008 I began speaking to medical students at KCU in Kansas City about LGBTQ issues in healthcare. Over the years, the locations of these medical presentations expanded across the Midwest and West Coast.
Since 2010 I’ve had the opportunity to speak to countless physician audiences about how to provide culturally competent care in the LGBTQ community. In total, I have spoken to over 1,200 physicians at hospital grand rounds or through conferences across the US and in Argentina. In the past four years, I have been doing experiential learning seminars with all types of audiences regarding all things LGBTQ, including medical case scenarios. I love facilitating experiential learning in medical, academic, and corporate settings, which is the best way to teach and learn. Gender, race, and sexual orientation micro aggressions, as well as unconscious biases, impact our lives and decision making both in and out of the office.
I am also a passionate speaker/advocate about health and wellness among medical students as they navigate the demands of school. COVID-19 has caused havoc among our healthcare heroes, leading to higher stress and burnout. In response to healthcare provider stress, I created “Healthcare Heroes Coloring Book” full of inspiring quotes and affirmations.
Check out how my presentations have positively impacted past attendees.
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