Marjorie Hill chooses a career in fighting discrimination.
In 1990, as one of her first jobs, Marjorie J. Hill ’77, Ph.D. ’81, began working for Mayor David Dinkins as an advocate for the gay and lesbian community – a group all too familiar with discrimination and prejudice. As a gay African American woman, Ms. Hill saw her chance to make a difference and be an agent of change. She had realized her career path.
Her role with the Dinkins administration allowed her to take part in a number of pioneering initiatives, and ultimately prepared her for her current role as CEO of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis – the oldest AIDS service organization in the world that provides a range of vital services to more than 15,000 people annually. Ms. Hill’s commitment to her work remains steadfast.
“The most happy people are the ones who are most comfortable with themselves. It’s just a matter of getting them to that point,” says Ms. Hill.
Dr. Hill is the CEO of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
Excerpted from A Look Back, Adelphi University Magazine, Fall 2009 by Abby Ptachik and Lauren Kalish.
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