Jenn Burleton

Program Director
TransActive Gender Project
pronouns: she/they

Jenn Burleton is an internationally recognized educator and advocate on issues relating to transgender and gender expansive children, youth and their families, and has been involved in nonprofit education and advocacy work specific to gender identity and expression for more than 35 years.

In addition to her work as program director for TransActive Gender Project, she serves on the Oregon Youth Authority LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, and has served on Oregon Health & Science University’s Transgender Program Advisory Committee, and the LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup for Multnomah County. Her areas of expertise include professional development education on historical contexts of trans-spectrum identity and expression, early-childhood gender identity development, diversity, equity and inclusion in PK-12 to post-graduate educational environments and socio-political dynamics of gender diversity in urban and rural communities.

Jenn received the national ‘Hometown Hero’ Award from LGBTQ Nation in 2021, and Multnomah County’s “Sy Award” for lifetime commitment to social justice in 2014.