Being a Children’s National Hospital patient navigator that works with trans and gender diverse youth is personal for Shane Henise. As a trans man who has always been passionate about working with his community, he's well-aware of the challenges he and countless others have faced while seeking gender affirming care. As a patient navigator, Shane works across multiple departments including the Youth Pride Clinic in Adolescent Medicine, the Gender Development Program, the Gender and Autism Program, Endocrinology, and Pediatric Gynecology. He also serves as a coordinator for the new Children’s National Multidisciplinary Gender Clinic. Shane is also involved in research at Children’s National surrounding the experiences of trans youth.