Aby Parsons


I joined Georgia Tech as the inaugural director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center in April 2014. I received my BA in American Studies and MRes in contemporary U.S. women’s literature from the University of Central Lancashire, and my PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University. 

Prior to becoming Director of the Resource Center, I worked with the Office of LGBT Life and the Office of Health Promotion at Emory, and volunteered extensively with the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and Georgia Equality. I’ve spent my entire career providing support, opportunities, and mentorship to students, from serving as a literacy educator and case worker in UK secondary schools to directing summer leadership programs for high school Girl Scouts in North Carolina and California. Social justice and community service are at the foundation of everything I do, so I am excited and honored to have a job where I can implement and practice these things every single day and where I can work with allies to create a safe and inclusive campus for people of all gender and sexual identities.

In my spare time, you can usually find me running, climbing, reading, blogging, and hiking in the mountains with my Great Dane/lab mix, Oliver. I’m originally from Bristol in England and I love to visit my family and friends there once a year (and stock up on British chocolate).

If you have a question for me, a concern you want to discuss, or a suggestion for the Center, please call in to see me during my drop-in hours or email me to make an appointment.