Joe Picini is a ’11 Alumnus of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, holding a degree in Media, Culture and Communication and a Minor in Creative Writing. A self-proclaimed “idea man,” Joe has enjoyed working with BornLikeThis and has been integral in shaping the website’s branding and messaging, drawing on his past experience as a copywriting intern at Della Femina, Rothschild, Jeary and Partners.
Joe has previously served as Vice President, Press Secretary and Secretary at NYU’s chapter of Delta Lambda Phi, the National Social Fraternity for Gay, Bisexual and Progressive men and worked as an Admissions Ambassador at NYU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Voted one of the “15 Most Influential Students of 2010” by NYU’s Washington Square News, Joe has a long history of involvement in the LGBT Community. His freshman year, Joe went to Washington DC to volunteer with Food and Friends as part of the first LGBT-themed Alternative Break in America and, in January 2011, Joe went to the Dominican Republic to participate in the first international LGBT-themed Alternative Break, which focused on Queer advocacy. He most recently interned at The Trevor Project in Development.
In addition to loving his boyfriend of over two and a half years (the halves count), bulldogs and glitter, Joe has, what he’s been told, a borderline unhealthy obsession with hair dye and Lady Gaga. Originally, he wanted the website to be called “Born This Way” in honor of Gaga’s newest album.
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