My name is Katie Byron (they/them). I hold an MDiv and MSW from Boston University as well as a certificate in Religion and Conflict Transformation. I am a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry.
I am originally from New Jersey, although I also spent six years in Tokyo as a teenager. I returned to the States to attend Brown University, where I studied Computational Biology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside the classroom, I organized around university responses to sexual violence.
I then completed a pre-doctoral bioethics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. My research focuses on gender, sexuality, and health with an emphasis on medical decision-making. I organized and made art with The Sanctuaries. I also volunteered with the DC Doulas for Choice Collective, providing support to people accessing abortion care in the DC area.
In Boston, I've worked with families living at the intersections of domestic violence and housing instability, as well as in hospital settings supporting people across the lifespan navigate the birth, death, sickness, and health within the medical system. I also served as the youth coordinator at the Unitarian Church of Sharon.
I currently work as a psychotherapist at The Leggett Group, supporting queer and trans folks and those who are navigating perinatal mental health issues. In addition to that work, I have the joy of supporting youth-led healing justice work on the advisory board of Beantown Society. I continue to provide full-spectrum doula care in the Boston area and support folks accessing abortion and other reproductive health care services through the Boston Abortion Support Collective.
I currently live in Boston with my incredible partner and our two cats