This week’s Badass Chick is Brookline native Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, the first openly transgender White House Official.
Earlier this week, she was appointed the Outreach and Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel. Raffi was adopted from Honduras and grew up in Brookline, graduating from Brookline HS in 2005, and attending college in Minnesota where she studied Political Science. She has conducted research for Boston University and was instrumental in passing the Transgender Equal Rights Law when she worked at the Massachusetts State House.
President Obama said he wants his personnel to better reflect the American people, and hiring Raffi is a part of that. She is seen as a symbol of progress for the transgender community. Raffi obviously overcame plenty of personal challenges to get her to where she is professionally today, and for that, she is my Badass Chick of the Week!
To learn more about Raffi, click here.
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