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Joel Baum

Gender Spectrum
Senior Director of Professional Development
Joel Baum, MS is the Senior Director for Professional Development at Gender Spectrum, Joel is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s PD programs. He facilitates trainings, develops curriculum, consults with caregivers and professionals and provides resources in service of a more compassionate understanding of gender and young people. A founding member and Director of Education for the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF-Benioff Children's Hospital, he is frequently called upon to help institutions think more expansively about the gender diversity of all children and teens, and ways to create more gender inclusive conditions accordingly. An educator for more than thirty years, he has also served as a school reform coach with the National Equity Project, and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay.