Dr. S

Black, trans*genderqueer, educator, advocate, spouse, friend, and Beyoncé fan are just some descriptors for Dr. Symone L. Simmons, or Dr. S. S, as they are also affectionately called is an assistant director at the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) and instructor in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. S is originally from Chicago Heights, IL and is the eldest of three. S is committed to supporting, affirming, and advocating with and for historically marginalized identities. S is happily married to wife, Danielle and they have a dog, Drake, who joined the family nearly 7 years ago. Ask anyone who knows S and they will tell you S is passionate, caring, and leads with love.


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