Kimberly Zieselman, JD

Kimberly Zieselman, JD is an intersex woman and Executive Director of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit advocacy. She served as Director of Government Relations for Boston Children’s Hospital where Kimberly earned the National Association of Children’s Hospitals Legislative Advocacy Award after leading the hospital’s first strategy-driven government relations campaign raising over $200 million in new Medicaid funding.

Kimberly also served on the board of InterConnect, the largest intersex support group in the country, and is co-author of the first community-based research study on the health of intersex adults in the U.S. Kimberly was the sole U.S. intersex expert at the 2015 UN global intersex convening in Geneva, and is an official signatory to Yogyakarta Principles +10, a milestone international human rights guidance document for LGBTQIA+. Kimberly regularly consults on intersex policies as well as intersex representation in media and has been quoted and/or published in outlets including, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, and The Advocate. Kimberly has a JD from Suffolk University Law School and a BA in Communications and Political Science from the University of Vermont. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, XOXY, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2020).