Nathan Brockett appointed Student Trustee

August 13, 2010

Governor Gregoire Appoints Nathan Brockett as New Student Trustee to The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees

Nathan Brockett is a senior at Evergreen pursuing a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences with emphases in Molecular Biology and Social Change through Nonprofit Leadership. Nathan will join the Board of Trustees on July 26, 2010 and will continue through June 30, 2011.

About Nathan Brockett

Nathan Brockett brings to Evergreen a personal history of working for empowerment and encouraging people to embrace differences.

Currently Nathan serves as the chair on the Board of Directors for Stonewall Youth, a local queer youth empowerment nonprofit that began twenty years ago as a student group at Evergreen.

Nathan also serves as vice-president of the Board of Directors for the United Communities Aids Network (UCAN) and has been an integral part in strategically repositioning the organization, helping to realize a collaborative model through a downtown move and co-location with Stonewall Youth and Partners in Prevention Education (PIPE).

Engaged in a pattern of proactive volunteerism, Nathan coordinates the Friends of Stonewall Youth fundraising and outreach committee and has chaired a variety of committees in the past.

Nathan is from Eugene Oregon. At the age of seventeen through participation in the Youth Action Board, Nathan worked to identify and remedy the problem of underrepresentation of youth in positions of leadership.

Nathan was an organizer and presenter at the Youth Empowerment Summit, working with the city mayor to address concerns of ageism and homophobia in the city police. Community education efforts became regular affairs. Presentations, workshops, and seminars for the Oregon Family Support Network, Power of Hope Leadership Summit, District Cross-Cultural Leadership Conference, state Gay-Straight Alliance Summit, and many other efforts were soon to follow.

On campus, Nathan has been the Resident Assistant for Gender Neutral Housing and the Peer Educator on Smoking. Nathan also rekindled the Trans and Queer accessibility work group and now participates in their standing committee.

A history of outstanding academic achievement and activism has led to Nathan earning merit and tuition awards including Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, the Portland Area Business Association award, the Armistead Maupin Creative Writing award, and the National Science Foundation scholarship for outstanding academic promise. Nathan is also the two-time recipient of the Thayer Raymond Memorial scholarship for outstanding community service.

Nathan consistently demonstrates a passion for education, paired with a deep commitment to transforming oppression--due to age, socioeconomics, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ability, background or experience--into unconditional respect for our sameness and open celebration of our differences.

Nathan has asked that no pronouns (he/she/him/her/his/hers/etc.) be used in this bio. This is in solidarity with gender equity outside of the gender binary (man/woman), and in keeping with their identity.