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The 2016 Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship award recipient, Conner Roessler

connorConnor is a graduate of the college with a bachelor’s of Environmental Science and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies as well as an Echols scholar.  He is an active member of the Peer Health Educators, Hoos Open to Preventing Eating Disorders and Feminism is for Everyone. He is also involved heavily in the LGBTQ community at the University serving both in the Queer Student Union as well as the LGBTQ Center.  He has spent two years serving as the Queer Student Union’s vice president of education working to increase the collaboration and outreach to other minority groups and the Charlottesville community while creating safe and educational spaces to engage with the LGBTQ community. He has also spent two years serving as an intern for the LGBTQ Center working as the health and programming intern to create a queer health series, National Coming Out Day celebration, and new Pride Week events while expanding Safe Space trainings and the Love is Love campaign