Brit Ouchida was born and raised in Oregon. At the age of 19, they graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Biochemistry, followed by an M.A. in Theological Studies, focusing on feminist and ecological theologies. Brit emerged as a leader and activist in religious settings, leading projects, conferences and communities where they advocated for a more progressive and welcoming religious practice. However, when they came out, it was time to move on. Brit began a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program at Eastern Washington University in 2013. On campus, Brit is co-president of a queer health care advocacy group, SULE, which promotes education on queer health for future health care practitioners. As a physical therapist, Brit plans to specialize in pelvic floor physical therapy and work with transgender patients following gender affirming surgery. Brit will also continue as a leader in LGBTQ awareness for health care providers in their field.

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