Activator. Fiery. Scholar-Activist. Centering Black Joy. PNW raised. Inquisitive. WOO. Empathetic. Vulnerable yet tough. @CheeseandMagic. Tarot. Scorpio feelings. Strategist. Pansexual. Gender queer. Lover of fur and sequins. Sass for days. Grounded by family and friends. Experiencing life fully. Fiercely independent. Anxious cat. Evergrowing. Storyteller. Creative. On the move. Jaiméezing!
Jaimée Marsh, MSW (pronouns: she/her/hers & they/them/theirs) is an organizer, an educator, and a scholar from Spokane, WA. She has used these talents to build power with queer and trans people of color, youth, and first-generation college students for over 15 years. Jaimée earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Washington. She currently specializes in community organizing, arts and cultural programming, as well as program evaluation and organizational development. For the past eight years, Jaimée has worked as an administrator in higher education student affairs, as well as a consultant focused on racial equity and gender and sexual diversity and inclusion.
Currently, Jaimée serves as the Associate Director of the University of Washington Q Center where she cultivates a community space for people to bring their full selves and advance programs and policies that shift power to queer and gender diverse individuals and communities. She passionately centers radical joy and healing, and fostering sustained partnerships between the university and the community at large. In the broader Seattle community, Jaimée serves as FEEST Seattle’s Board Co-Chair, a member of Seattle Art Museum’s Education and Community Engagement Advisory Board, and is thought leader for multiple local and national schools and organizations. Beyond professional commitments, Jaimée is a globetrotter and a super foodie trying to find the place where radical social change and cheese intersect.