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I've been an educator, speaker, and panelist on LGBT issues for about a decade.

At Creating Change 2012 I was trained in presenting the results of the "Injustice at Every Turn" report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) by the study authors. I've also been formally trained in sharing stories and answering questions from audiences of all ages through my involvement with Colorado State University's Visible Voices speakers bureau, Out Boulder's SpeakingOUT team, and the CU GLBTQ Resource Center Peer Education Team.

I have also been trained in peer group moderation by the Transgender Community Advisory Committee (TCAC) at the GLBT Community Center of Colorado and have three years of experience in running peer groups from 2008-2011.

If you are interested in having me speak on a panel or at an event, please contact me using this form. For a taste of my presentation style, check out my 3MT talk here.

Upcoming Presentations

Title Event/Organization Location Date(s)
None at the moment.


  • "Kyle is very knowledgeable and his passion is contagious."
  • "Great! Very interactive, everyone heard. Fantastic facilitation around interesting ideas."
  • "You're an excellent presenter and discussion leader, thanks for holding this workshop!"
  • "Great at checking in with the audience and listening to what they have to say."

Selected Past Presentations

Title Event/Organization Location Date(s)
Keynote Speaker University of Denver 1st Annual Lavender Graduation Denver, CO May 29, 2018
Disrupting Our Ideas of Gender Norms: Inclusive Impacts for Career Services & Recruiting
Co-presented with Kelly Dries
Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) 2016 Annual Conference Denver, CO Dec. 7, 2016
Standing "Out": Best Practices for LGBTQ Clients Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) 2016 Fall Conference Lafayette, CO Oct. 28, 2016
Intersectionality in Trans Student Experiences: Research-Informed Practice Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals 2016 Summer Institute Lincoln, NE July 22, 2016
Transgender Students: Applying Research to Practice 2016 NASPA Annual Conference Indianapolis, IN March 15, 2016
Trans 201 Genderevolution Conference Salt Lake City, UT Nov. 14, 2015
Beyond the "Tipping Point": A New Era of Transgender Student Experiences in Higher Education (Poster presentation) Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference Denver, CO Nov. 5, 2015
Transgender Students: What Research Tells Us Utah NASPA 2015 Conference Orem, UT Oct. 9, 2015
Differentiation in Trans Language Genderevolution Conference Salt Lake City, UT Nov. 15, 2014
Guest speaker for "Unlived Lives: Understanding Transgender Life" USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Webinar Oct. 16, 2014
March 12, 2015
Transgender Students: Who They Are and How to Support Them Utah NASPA 2014 Conference Logan, UT Oct. 10, 2014
Findings of "Invisibilities, Uncertainties, and Unexpected Surprises"
Co-presented with Karly Steffens
College Personnel Association of Colorado Aurora, CO Apr. 10, 2013
Differentiation in Trans Language CU-Boulder's 7th Annual TRANSforming Gender Symposium Boulder, CO Mar. 16, 2013
Trans 101 & Trans Students 101 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO Nov. 28-29, 2012
Panelist for "The Transgender Umbrella" Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Nov. 15, 2012
Differentiation in Trans Language CU-Boulder's 6th Annual TRANSforming Gender Symposium Boulder, CO Mar. 10, 2012
Screening of "On the Road to Equality" Bent Lens' Queer Realities 2012 Boulder, CO Feb. 25, 2012

Selected Presentation Descriptions

Transgender Students: Who They Are and How to Support Them (All Levels)

In early 2014, TIME magazine announced that we have arrived at the “transgender tipping point.” Do you feel ready to work with transgender students? Using nationwide data and one of the only state-level studies on transgender experiences on campus ("Invisibilities, Uncertainties, and Unexpected Surprises"), this workshop will introduce participants to who transgender people are, some of the unique characteristics and needs of transgender students, as well as recommended steps for professionals across several functional areas in student affairs to better serve this marginalized population.

Transgender Students: Applying Research to Practice (Intermediate Level)

Empirical research on the experiences and needs of transgender students is expanding rapidly, but there are still many changes to be made in institutions of higher education. This workshop will review major studies through 2015, providing data to support suggested best practices from top theorists and advocates working with transgender students. Participants will have the opportunity to connect this new knowledge to their work through interactive and reflective activities, including a take-home personalized action plan.

Differentiation in Trans Language (Intermediate Level)

In these times of rapidly changing terminology in the transgender community, sometimes it seems as if every resource uses different definitions for even our most basic identity labels. So what happens when we are all learning different ways of talking about our community? This workshop explores this delicate intersection, examining real-world examples and practicing methods that organizers, activists, and community members of all levels of engagement can use when communication becomes confusing or heated due to discrepancies in the use of our community terminology. It is recommended that participants have a strong understanding of various identity labels used in the transgender and LGBTQ communities and can define the more commonly used terms on their own.