Pronouns: they, them, their.

Tristan N. Vaught, M.A. is an activist, educator, and the Director of the LGBTQ+ Center at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. Previous to this role, they held positions as the Interim Director and first program coordinator of the LGBTQ Center at the University of Cincinnati. Tristan, originally from Buck Creek, Indiana (a small farming community outside of Lafayette), is a first-generation college graduate. They graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. In December 2015, they completed a Master’s degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from University of Cincinnati with research centered around the effectiveness of LGBTQ+ ally trainings in higher education.