Syd Seifert, LMSW, is a RAPP Coordinator at Day One. During the academic year Syd implements the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program at High School for Environmental Studies, which includes: trauma-informed counseling, educational workshops for students, parents and staff, and the development of a peer leadership program to promote healthy relationships in the school community. In the summer months, Syd plans and facilitates an intensive peer leadership training program where young people gain knowledge and skills to be supportive peers and agents of social change in the movement to end intimate partner violence.
Syd earned her LMSW from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and her Master’s Degree in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. Her background focuses on comprehensive clinical care for LGBTQAI+ folks, community organizing, sexuality studies, feminist, critical race and queer theory. She is currently a board member for Drag Queen Story Hour, and teaches in the women and gender studies department at Hunter College. During the warmer months, you can find Syd at the beach with her merpup, Henry Marie Elizabeth who loves to chase squirrels and deer.