AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make
Metropolitan State University
Andrea Jenkins is a Minneapolis City Councilmember and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. Jenkins was elected to the Minneapolis City Council Ward 8 in November 2017. She is the first African American trans woman to be elected to office in the United States, and received 70 percent of the vote.