Gage Gillard (he/they) is a bi-racial Black queer cisgender person residing from Michigan. He has spent time at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Flint, Washtenaw Community College, and Eastern Michigan University. They have worked on various research projects funded by Herb Ritts Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Gage is committed to lifelong learning, a great dedication to public health workforce development, and a strong connection to health education efforts. Additionally, partnering with the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health to build a public health workforce and increasing epidemiology capacity at delegate agencies throughout the city. They believe in a world where gratitude, empathy, lived experiences, and compassion are celebrated. Gage is co-authored on two academic journal articles highlighting his commitment to queer health and research.