Cooper Sirwatka currently works as a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator at Westchester Residential Opportunities in White Plains, working to uncover housing discrimination in the lower Hudson Valley. His work allows him to promote fair, accessible, and affordable housing. Prior to joining WRO, Cooper worked and interned at a myriad of social justice and civil rights organizations, including Lamba Legal and Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
Cooper is also involved with number of services for transgender youth, including group facilitation and the presentation of professional development workshops to those who interact with trans and nonbinary youth. In his spare time, Cooper writes about issues facing the trans community. Most recently, he published an article in Original Plumbing magazine's fall 2016 issue, entitled "Why I Am Done Talking About Bathrooms." Any leftover time is spent remodeling his house, collecting antique typewriters (ask him about his Underwood No. 5), and becoming overly passionate about Netflix.
Originally from Western New York, Cooper has lived in Westchester County for the last ten years and recently bought a home in Goldens Bridge with his wife, Rachel, two daughters, and small pack of domesticated pets. Cooper holds a BA in Literature from SUNY Purchase and a JD, cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
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