Miles Max Davis-Matthews graduated from the Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washing- ton, D.C. Miles played a major role in starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at his high school. From advocating to have a GSA in his high school, to connecting his peers with resources, Miles is being acknowledged for his strong commitment to helping others. Outside of school, Miles is the first and only transgender person on Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council. In this role, Miles works with others to increase the presence of the LGBT experience in the United States through exhibits at the Smithsonian museums. Miles will be a ending The University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, with future goals to start his own non-profit.