Angel Collie – Alumni Diversity Award
Angel (he/him/his) grew up in rural North Carolina and, before joining the team as the Assistant Director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University, he spent his days working as the Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. He returned to UNC (where he received his BA in Religious Studies with minors in both Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies) for the AD position after obtaining a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School.
Angel is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Duke Divinity School, where he is focusing on providing spiritual and pastoral care to queer and trans communities. In addition to his professional and academic work, Angel serves on the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies Transgender Roundtable, as the secretary for The Freedom Center for Social Justice board, on the Church Council at United Church of Chapel Hill and is co-faculty for the Transgender Seminarian Leadership Cohort.
Angel is passionate about travel and he has done so extensively, often through his work as the intersection of spirituality, sexuality and gender identity and expression. He lives in Chapel Hill with his partner, his cat Pepe, and two Australian shepherds named Scooter and Scout.