Renée Reopell, LCSW, has served the LGBTQ community for over 10 years. Renée received their undergraduate training in Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, graduating with the university’s first minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies. Campus activism work encouraged Renée to pursue a master’s degree in social work at New York University. During their time in New York, Renée served as a counselor at the Hetrick Martin Institute supporting LGBTQ homeless youth, and worked overnights at Trinity Place Shelter for LGBTQ youth as a shelter coordinator.
Currently, Renée is the Program Coordinator and lead social worker for the Umbrella Program, a program empowering LGBTQ youth and families, through the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, providing medical care and mental health counseling.