Listen to the fifth episode of Seawolf Voices
by Matt Jardin |
Inspired by a particularly impactful guidance counselor he had during his high school years in Olympia, Washington, Vincent Feuilles, A.A.S. Human Services '19, knew he wanted to become a counselor.
After moving to Wasilla, Vincent began taking classes at UAA through the Mat-Su College, earning his associate of applied science in human services in 2019, with a bachelor of human services on the horizon and plans to continue on to earn a master of social work.
Despite the work ahead of him, Vincent isn’t waiting to make an impact, founding both Authentic Beginnings, a counseling business specializing in substance misuse and name and gender marker changes, as well as the Queen’s Guard, a charity supporting LGBTQ youth.
More recently, Vincent is organizing the first Pride Festival in Wasilla, scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Snider Memorial Park. Attendees can keep up to date through Facebook, and vendor applications can be submitted via Google Forms.
In this episode, Vincent talks about the challenges faced by the LGBTQ community that he’s working to address, what led him to pursue human services and social work, and how to create an inclusive environment.