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Becky Smith

Iowa Safe Schools
Director of Youth Engagement
Des Moines
Becky Smith (She, Her, Hers) joins the Iowa Safe Schools team as the Director of Youth Engagement. Becky’s role consists of promoting the empowerment and involvement of Iowa’s LGBTQ* young people as they create safe spaces and positive change in their school. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa, and has been involved in Des Moines area non-profit work, promoting inclusion and equality throughout the state of Iowa for almost five years.

Becky brings with her a wealth of experience working with LGBTQ* young people to Iowa Safe Schools, and is excited to share her knowledge on student organizing, youth advocacy, and intersectionality. She has developed strong relationships with many of Iowa’s LGBTQ youth, and is committed to creating safe spaces for young people in Iowa schools through youth activism and community support.

Becky lives in Des Moines with her fiancé. She loves Starbucks, finding new Netflix documentaries, and spending time with her and her fiancé’s three cats: Remy, Sampson, and Judas.