Aruna Krishnakumar served as Senior Supervising Counselor at HMI from 2011 to 2016, working as a mental health clinician and supervisor. After HMI, she joined Callen-Lorde as Director of Adolescent Health, overseeing the Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) Program which provides comprehensive health services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24. Today, Aruna is now the Health Center Director for Callen-Lorde Brooklyn— the leading health clinic dedicated to LGBTQ+ communities in New York City.

Aruna has worked at numerous LGBTQ youth organizations and domestic violence agencies in North America. She is a licensed social worker, who received her training at Columbia University School of Social Work. She also is an adjunct lecturer at several social work and health advocacy graduate programs.

Aruna has been working with LGBTQ communities for over a decade and her areas of interest include the intersection of race, poverty and homelessness, and HIV/AIDS with LGBTQ youth.

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