After more than a decade of teaching in Berlin, Germany, Whitney Morris-Lange made the decision to return to her hometown of Indianapolis in October 2021, to champion LGBTQ+ causes in the Midwest. Despite her roots in education, she embraced her passion for activism. Her diverse experiences in education, social work, and leadership forged a spirit essential for this new path, and her appreciation for progress propelled her forward. In January 2022, she eagerly embraced the opportunity to volunteer at Indiana Youth Group (IYG), the nation’s oldest continually operating LGBTQ+ youth center. There, she found herself captivated by IYG’s mission to empower young individuals, eagerly anticipating the perfect opportunity to formally join the team. Since October 2022 Whitney has been working as IYG’s Donor Relations Manager.