Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning transgender writer and public health consultant who has been advocating for marginalized populations since the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A dynamic and engaging speaker who is recognized widely for his expertise in transgender issues, Willy has trained and provided consultation services for hundreds of community health organizations, businesses, and educational institutions on how to provide equal access for LGBT populations. He has extensive experience with communities of color, substance users, sex workers, youth, and people with disabilities. Willy has been published in numerous anthologies, periodicals, and journals, and is the author of Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency. He earned a Masters in Public Health in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Women’s Studies from UC Santa Cruz.