Cody Freeman (all pronouns) is a PhD student in the Comparative and International Development Education program in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. They are the Founder & CEO of The Global Center, an NGO of 42 activists working across 20 countries in order to transform the world through education for LGBTI+ youth globally. They've spent the last four years as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Learning Sciences & Education, Thammasat University in Thailand. They specialize in gender & sexuality studies, comparative & international education, democratic education, social movements, and sociology of education.