Deputy Director, Transgender Strategy Center
Aryah Lester, a nationally-awarded author, speaker, and educator, is a woman of trans experience from New York living in Washington DC.
Aryah is an Advisory Board member of Unity Coalition (UC|CU), and is also national Board Chair of STARR – the nation’s first transgender organization, which was founded by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Aryah founded Trans-Miami while sustaining the work of her organization, the National Alliance of Transgender Advocates and Leaders (NATAL). She speaks with universities as a guest lecturer, and is a consultant with government agencies such as the Department of Justice and Homeland Security.
Aryah has received many awards and her work is featured in numerous national articles; recently, and has worked at NMAC. Aryah has received many awards and her work is featured in numerous national articles; recently, she was inducted into the national Trans100 list. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of Transgender Strategy Center.