Ashton Gerber

Ashton Gerber (they/he), a 2021 graduate of the DC International School, is a community leader in gender-inclusive, comprehensive sex education. Working with Planned Parenthood as a sexual and reproductive health peer educator during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashton used this position to reach out to fellow LGBTQ youth in non-affirming and unsupportive households, ensuring that other young people had access to the resources they needed in isolation. In the fall, Ashton will be attending Tufts University, studying biopsychology and gender studies to further his goal to become a doctor. The best leadership advice that Ashton has ever received is that “no man is an island,” and that making connections with the people and organizations around you will both strengthen your voice and expand the audience you can reach.