As a Supplier Diversity Associate, Ciaran has the privilege of guiding LGBT business owners through the process of becoming certified as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). Once certified, they work with LGBTBEs to take full advantage of their certification by connecting them to business and growth opportunities.
Prior to joining Team NGLCC, Ciaran attended The George Washington University, where they were deeply involved in growing on-campus resources for LGBT students. As the President of Allied in Pride, the university’s largest LGBT student organization, they successfully worked to create safer housing options for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. They graduated in 2017, receiving a BA with honors in both American Studies and Political Science. They also received the Carper Award for Outstanding Senior Research Essay for their thesis on conservative housing policy in the Cold War Era, which was later published in the GW Historical Review.