Jen Self

Part-time Lecturer - Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Assistant Clinical Professor - School of Social Work
Jen Self sitting in a chair smiling up at the camera. They are wearing square-framed glasses and a vest with a tie over a printed dress shirt.

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Dr. Jen Self (they/them) is an anti-racist white, queer, genderqueer, graduate of the University of Washington School of Social Work & founder of the UW Q Center. They are an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Social Work and part-time lecturer at GWSS. Dr. Self is the CEO of Brick 13 where they are an Organizational Culture Change Strategist, Consultant, and Coach. They trained as a therapist many moons ago and have worked as a LICSW since 2003, working from a justice-oriented perspective, focusing on identity development, self-efficacy, healing trauma, & collective liberation. Dr. Self is a visionary, an outcast, an innovator, a community builder, a chameleon, a connector of ideas & people, a musical theater nerd, a continual learner, a creator, a parent, a pro-femme space advocate, a partner, a survivor of many things, always a radical truth-teller, & even on a good day, continually shaking off the teachings of White supremacy.