Grace Dolan-Sandrino is a 17 year old Afro-Latina trans teen LGBTQ activist and advocate for marginalized youth. Grace was an Ambassador to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans under the Obama Administration. She serves on the Kennedy Center Youth Council, the Aspen Institute’s National Youth Commission on SEAD, and has received the Young Futurist title from The Root for 2017. Grace is trained as a Peer Educator at Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL). She is a high school senior at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, concentrating in Theatre Arts. She co-founded the Gender and Orientation Alliance and writes in Teen Vogue.
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