Gracen Jinks - University of Houston
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Gracen Jinks (They/Them)

Program Manager

My name is Gracen Jinks (they/them). I am a proud queer and trans person, and I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. I attended the University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Certificate in LBGTQ+ studies. I also recently graduated with my Master of Social Work degree from the Graduate College of Social Work here at UH and became a Licensed Master Social Worker.

I began working with the LGBTQ+ community as a case management intern at Pride Center San Antonio, and then transitioned to the Montrose Center as a clinical intern practicing therapy. I also worked as a medical case manager at Legacy Community Health, serving folks living with HIV.

I am excited to bring my passions for queer and trans issues, mental health, and social justice to this position. I believe community is the most powerful force we have as LGBTQ+ people for supporting our wellbeing and creating social change. I look forward to helping to cultivate that community with students, staff, and faculty across campus.

I love exploring Houston’s (vegetarian) food and art scenes with my partner and hanging out with our very cuddly dog, Eloise. Baking is my favorite form of self-care, and I am an avid viewer of Great British Bake Off.