Opal is an incoming sophomore at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. They are considering majors involving linguistics, film, English, and possibly Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Mostly living in Bloomington, Indiana previously, during high school, they became a member of Prism Youth Community, a youth group for LGBTQ+ and allied youth. There, they became the secretary on the Youth Leadership Council, as well as on Bloomington Pride’s Film Festival Screening Committee as well as a co-chair of Prism’s Special Events Committee and member of the Volunteering and Outreach Committee before graduating high school. In college, they became a member of Black and Lavender, a group for queer people of color on Earlham’s campus.