Sarah Switzer has been involved with GAAP since 2005 when she was an undergraduate student.  She is a local community educator, artist, activist, and community-based researcher living in Toronto. She has 9 years of experience in HIV and sexual health with a focus on arts and health. Her work has straddled both front-line programming for youth, curriculum development and community-based research.  She completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto (collaborative program women and gender studies) with a focus on collage as a methodological and theoretical tool for re-thinking sexuality education. Following the completion of her masters, Sarah spent her days coordinating Empower, a youth-led HIV program that uses the arts to train youth to become peer educators in their own communities.  Sarah has worked on a variety of interdisciplinary research teams with a focus on community-based research, youth, engagement, HIV, harm reduction and participatory visual methods. She is pursuing doctoral work at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies where she critically explores processes of engagement and participation and participatory visual methods in the context of HIV, sexual health and harm reduction work. She is currently a University Without Walls Fellow (v. 2.0).