Trans/Queer in HCI 1-1 Mentoring Program

We are pleased to launch the Trans/Queer in HCI 1-1 Mentoring Program for 2021! The purpose of this program is to connect LGBTQIA+ people in the HCI field with professional and/or personal mentors in the field.

This program is open to people at all career stages, and you can sign up to be a mentor, mentee, or both! You must be LGBTQIA+ to be a mentee but do not need to be LGBTQIA+ to be a mentor. If you sign up to be a mentee, you can choose to be matched only with an LGBTQIA+ mentor if you prefer.

How It Works

Mentors and mentees must fill out a survey to describe what they hope to get out of the program and what matching criteria are important to them.

You will then be matched with your mentor/mentee(s) and receive an email introduction. We ask that mentors/mentees commit to meeting monthly for a year.

If you are attending CSCW 2021, we encourage you to virtually meet up with your match during the conference!

Timeline

  • October 8, 2021: deadline for filling out the survey.
  • October 18, 2021: matches will be notified and connected with their mentors/mentees.
  • October 23-27, 2021: we encourage you to meet with your mentor/mentee during CSCW

Privacy

Most survey questions are optional, including demographic questions.

The only people who will see your answers are Tee Chuanromanee (tchuanro@nd.edu) and Caitie Lustig (celustig@uw.edu), who will be matching mentors with mentees. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either of them or to our lead organizer, Oliver Haimson (haimson@umich.edu).

Organizing Committee

Our organizing committee includes:

  • Jed Brubaker
  • Emeline BrulĂ©
  • Tee Chuanromane
  • Michael Ann DeVito
  • Oliver Haimson
  • Sucheta Lahiri
  • Caitie Lustig
  • Fernando Maestre
  • Michael Muller