Rylee never realized the impact that exposure can have until leaving her hometown. Meeting so many LGBTQ folks helped her to understand her own identity and changed her entire life. She has spent the following years helping others understand the spectrum of LGBTQ identity. Rylee believes the more stories we learn, the greater we are able to empathize with our neighbor and help create necessary change.
Rylee graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sexuality, women and gender studies. She wants to spend the rest of her life in pursuit of justice for marginalized communities and hopes to utilize her energy and passion to advance One Iowa’s mission.