Blake CalhounCharlottesville, VA
Chair, Student Affairs Committee

College of Arts & Sciences, 2015
Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, 2017


Blakeley Calhoun is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with a B.A. in Sociology; in the fall of 2015 she will attend the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy for a Master’s degree in Public Policy. As an undergraduate, she served as co-president of the Queer Student Union as well as chair of the Minority Right Coalition. She has extensive experience working with LGBTQ issues where they intersect with other minority identities. She used her knowledge of intersectionality to contribute to Student Council as a College Representative and as a moderator for Sustained Dialogue. These experiences culminated her fourth year when she taught a one-credit University course to sixteen undergraduate students – “Were we really born this way? – Performing Gender and Queer Sexuality.” For three years, in her spare time she volunteered at the LGBTQ Center in Newcomb Hall. This coming year, Blakeley will be a graduate intern in the University’s Office of Diversity and Equity.