Tim Ramsey

Sir Cyril Taylor Memorial Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Harvard University - Educational Psychology

Having experienced the challenges of being gay in a homophobic school environment, Tim founded a non-profit, Just Like Us, to transform the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) young people growing up today. Since launching in 2016, Just Like Us has trained over 300 LGBT young people as relatable role models, delivering anti-bullying workshops to over 50,000 school students. Their national campaign, School Diversity Week, involved 1,400,000 young people and educators in events that celebrated LGBT+ equality in education in 2019.

With his mission to help young people realise their potential, the Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education will provide the foundation for new work to improve the life chances of other disadvantaged and marginalized groups in education. Tim is excited by the opportunity to learn from other Fulbrighters and gain new perspectives from immersing himself in the US education system. He is also looking forward to dusting off his violin and getting involved in the US country music scene!