Chris Kase Bio

Chris Kase is a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP). Chris is also the Vice-President of Get Real About Discrimination (GRAD). She was a founding member of NOGLSTP at Purdue–which was the first ever NOGLSTP university student group. Chris is the founder (and was the first President) of NOGLSTP at Indiana University.

Chris Kase was recently named as a 2010 GLBT ‘Spirit’ Award recipient from the GLBT Student Support Services (GLBTSSS) Office at Indiana University. The GLBT ‘Spirit’ award is given to students, faculty, staff and organizations/offices/departments who compliment the efforts of the GLBT Office in their own way and in their own sphere of influence. Chris was also named the sole winner of an academic scholarship from the Indiana University GLBT Alumni Association (GLBTAA) for the 2010-11 school year. IU GLBTAA Academic Scholarship recognizes and rewards students who have improved the climate and atmosphere on their IU campus for GLBT students, faculty, staff, and/or alumni while also achieving their own academic and personal goals. Additionally, in recognition of sustained academic excellence (cumulative G.P.A. of 3.8 or higher) Chris was named as a 2010 Indiana University Founders Scholar.

Chris is a non-traditional student who graduated from the Pivot Point Research and Development Institute in Chicago in 1984. She graduated from the Center for Therapeutic Massage & Wellness in 1994. Chris is a licensed cosmetologist, a certified massage therapist and a former massage instructor. In 2007, she completed a 21-year ‘tour of duty’ as a full-time, stay-at-home mom. Chris transferred to IU from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette in January of 2009.