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Nate Monson

Iowa Safe Schools
Executive Director
Des Moines
Nate Monson (he, him, his) serves as Executive Director of Iowa Safe Schools – a position he has held since graduating college in 2007, making him one of the longest serving and youngest Executive Directors of an LGBTQ organization in the country. Under Nate’s leadership, Iowa Safe Schools has grown exponentially to one of the largest LGBTQ organizations in the nation. Nate has won several awards for his work including the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Rising Star Award from Clarke University, the 2018 Pride Person of the Year from Capital City Pride, and received the distinction of being named a 2020 Champion of Pride by The Advocate. Nate and his best-dog friend Lucy live in Des Moines.