Meet The Team
Aris Reyes is a second generation Mexican-American transman from Los Angeles, CA. He has six years of experience working with nonprofit organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, Latino Equality Alliance, Building Healthy Communities, Bill of Rights Institute and Wonder Women Tech. He also served on the Los Angeles Mayor’s Youth Council where he focused on policy work for pedestrian safety. Aris continued his advocacy work by participating in LAUSD board meetings where he worked towards unanimously passing the “Increasing Supports for LGBTQ+ Students, Their Families and Schools'' resolution that recognized October as LGBTQ+ History Month and conducted an analysis for single-gender restrooms for all LAUSD schools. His dedication to fighting for trans rights by ensuring access and resources has led him to found and become the Executive Director of American Trans Resource Hub, a nonprofit organization that provides peer support services for trans people by trans people.
Melina Hawk is a nonbinary person who works as an administrative assistant and lives in rural Maryland. They are new to nonprofit work, but they are passionate about seeing transgender and nonbinary people of all backgrounds and ages succeed. Most of their work history has been spent in the arts, specifically working backstage in the theatre where they cared for performers and their costumes. In their free time, they enjoy writing fiction, designing garments and costumes, and tending to their houseplants.
Mac Allen (He/Him) is a Greek-American trans man based out of New Jersey. A recent graduate of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, he worked as a Digital Content Intern for health communications agency Evoke KYNE this past fall. He was one of many talented team members working on immi, a digital non-crisis web tool for LGBTQ+ youth launching in June 2022. He is currently writing his debut novel, Wallpaper Boy, a young adult novel about coming to terms with your identity.
When Mac isn’t working as the Director of Communications for the American Trans Resource Hub, he is offering his visual services as a freelance photographer and videographer. He is an avid skateboarder and comic book connoisseur.
Theo Ramsey is a freelance violinist and violist. They are a member of Chicago-based new music collective Ensemble Dal Niente and serve on that group's artistic programming committee. Highlights of recent concert seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Ravinia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the LA Philharmonic's Walt Disney Concert Hall. They also love teaching, both privately and through community programs. Theo lives in Boston with their beloved pup Latifah.
Julia Judkins (she/they) is a genderqueer person from Sacramento, California. Julia is new to nonprofit work, but they are passionate about creating more inclusive spaces for Trans and Nonbinary people. In addition to her work with the American Trans Resource Hub, Julia is a student, a staffer at her college’s PRIDE Center, and an artist. When Julia is not working or doing homework, they enjoy crocheting, supporting local small business and artists, adding new plants to their collection, and snuggling with their two sweet cats, Dash and Binx.