Tre’Andre Carmel Valentine (hear name pronunciation) is an immigrant of mixed ancestry from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. They have been advocating for trans rights for 15 years and they have over 10 years of experience supporting LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence and working for LGBTQ+ inclusion through an anti-oppression framework. Tre’Andre currently serves on the Boston Human Rights Commission.
2021-2023 Boston Neighborhood Fellow
Kelsey Grunstra (hear name pronunciation) is a white trans lesbian who is originally from upstate New York and now hails from Providence, RI where she lives with her wife Jess and their two cats. Before moving to Providence in 2019, Kelsey lived in Somerville, MA and from 2018-2019 she worked as MTPC’s Operations Coordinator.
MG Xiong (hear name pronunciation) is a Hmong trans non-binary Bostonian who was born and raised in Alaska. They have organized in community-oriented engagement on trans and queer rights, gun violence in underserved neighborhoods, and anti-racist education. MG has served youth and adults alike, building community between generations, cultures, and identities. They are a recent graduate from UMass Boston who spent their undergraduate education researching best practices for fostering belonging for gender non-conforming individuals in spaces of learning. Outside of work and service, MG enjoys cycling around the Charles River and parenting their kitten-at-heart, Meatball.