ROCKLAND — The OUT Maine team is pleased to welcome Maggie Hirshland to the team as their new Youth Engagement Coordinator.

Maggie (she/they) graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020, where she double majored in Youth & Social Innovation and Public Policy. Since moving to Rockland, Maggie has worked within a variety of community spaces as well as directly with youth, including previously serving as the Community Engagement Americorps Fellow at Rockland Main St., the after-school coordinator at South School Elementary and the hub manager at the Camden International Film Festival. Throughout her time in Rockland, Maggie has focused on building community and creating connections among different institutions and individuals and is looking forward to continuing to do so with youth at OUT Maine. She also recently completed a boatbuilding apprenticeship at the Apprenticeshop, played in the local co-ed softball league, and likes to drink too much coffee at local coffee shops or rollerblade around town. Welcome, Maggie!

In other staff updates, Inga Vickerman (she/her) is now the Program Operations Coordinator, and Rachel Albury (she/her) is now the Development and Communications Coordinator. Inga was hired as OUT Maine’s Program Assistant in 2021, and Rachel began her career at the organization as the Operations and Communications Coordinator in 2019.

OUT Maine has an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all of their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them. For more information, please visit www.outmaine.org.