Mx RJ Robles
Transfaith Board Member from 2018
RJ Robles is a queer and transgender Latinx activist and member of Southerners on New Ground seeking to continue the strong legacy of trans people of color organizing in the South. They hold a BA in Gender & Women Studies and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Rj is finished their Master of Divinity (M.Div) at Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2018, where their focus was on the intersections of transgender theology and pastoral care and counseling. They are under care for ordination in the Disciples of Christ denomination.
They currently work for the YWCA domestic violence shelter as a bilingual case manager. They previously served as the first paid employee and Program Coordinator of the Trans Buddy Program at the Program for LGBTQI Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which assists transgender people in getting access to healthcare in Nashville. Their work there consisted of training medical professionals on transgender issues and cultural sensitivity, assisting Tennessee's transgender community with access to transition related healthcare, coordinating, recruiting, and training volunteers of the program in order to provide patient advocacy and emotional support to transgender patients.