Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) Tri-Chair Biography

JD Goates
Pronouns: They/Them
Term: 2022-2025

JD Goates (they/them/theirs) is a 3rd year doctoral student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville under the mentorship of Dr. Dawn Szymanski. Originally from Utah, JD earned a master’s of education in Bilingual Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College. Their research focuses on minority stress theory, internalized oppression, and objectification in fat and LGBTQ communities. Classically trained in vocal performance and a child from the Rocky Mountains, JD can usually be found spending their free time singing or exploring local hiking trails.