Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our annual celebration of National Coming Out Day!
This year's talk will feature Ramona Peel (she/her), who will share her personal coming out narrative with the campus and broader community. More details about Ramona are available in the extended biography below.
Bio: As the lead trainer for the Equitas Health Institute, Ramona Peel collaborates on creating the institute’s training programs and leads the delivery of training to internal and external audiences. Ramona also is a political science lecturer at the Newark branch of The Ohio State University. In addition, her lived experience as a trans woman informs and enriches her work.
Ramona has 17 years of classroom teaching experience, and her work was recognized by the Ohio State University Political Science Department in 2004 when they awarded her the Henry R. Spencer Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her varied background also includes social science research, broadcasting, and journalism. In April 2017, she was a contributor and guest editor for that month’s issue of (614) Magazine. In February 2018 she was featured in an article that ran in Harper’s Magazine, and her work has also appeared in PRIZM Magazine, as well as the Ohio Family Physician Magazine.
Ramona has a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1997. She lives in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus and has two wonderful, supportive children. She is a lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan and Star Wars geek.
Funding provided by the Student LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund.
Tuesday, October 8 at 4:10pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022