Pam Hancock Bowers, PhD, MSW, was in the first class of GLBT LEAP Scholars in 2011. She became the only two-time Scholar when awarded a second scholarship in 2012. She earned her PhD
in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and is now pursuing a career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Pam's dissertation research studied how to adapt health interventions so they are culturally relevant for sexual and gender minorities.