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Jay Botsford

Employee Retention Specialist

Jay (ze/zir or they/them) is the LGBTQ+ Employee Retention Specialist in the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Employee Well-Being (EIEW) at UW-Madison. Ze has more than 20 years of experience advocating for LGBTQ+ justice in Wisconsin and as a social justice organizer and educator. Jay has worked at UW-Madison since 2016 in a variety of roles, including as a transgender health justice advocate and antiracist learning community facilitator, prior to joining the EIEW team. Ze also earned a Master in Public Health with a focus on health equity and social justice in 2023.

Speaking in

LGBTQAI+ Affinity Group

Day 1: November 14, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Breakout Option 4

This affinity space is designed for LGBTQ+ campus and community members to cultivate connections, discuss shared experiences, and foster belonging. This is a dialogue-based space where we will engage about UW’s climate, the current sociopolitical contexts impacting us, our collective and individual needs, and/or additional topics determined by those who attend.

Please note that this session is intended to be an LGBTQ+ focused and affirming affinity space. Please connect with the facilitators if you have any questions.