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Jax J. Gonzalez received their Masters in Sociology and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality studies at Brandeis University in 2016. As a first-generation college student and queer activist interested in personal identity at the intersection of education, embodiment, and health; their research project came about as a concern with examining how adolescents are socialized in the classroom to understand their bodies. Their masters research, continued undergraduate work with Dr. Breanne Fahs, explored the impact of educator subjectivities in elementary school health curricula and how educators manage “teaching the taboo.” Their current project is a collaboration with pre-service teachers and high school sociology apprentices that explores how queer pedeogy impacts teacher identities.