Oral History with Aaron Wilson, June 26, 2015 (Ms2015-007)

Title

Oral History with Aaron Wilson, June 26, 2015 (Ms2015-007)

Description

Aaron Wilson was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and currently resides in Palo Alto, California. Wilson graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a BS in Computer Science. He works as a Software Engineer at Olark in San Francisco, California. In Wilson’s oral history he discusses growing up with wealth in a small town, how he entered the LGBTQ+ community as an ally at Virginia Tech, his ongoing association with the LGBTQ communities in both Blacksburg, Virginia and San Francisco, California through his friendships. As an ally to the LGBT community, Wilson also talks about the cultural differences between San Francisco and Blacksburg and his opinion on bringing up sexuality in the workplace.

This oral history was conducted in the summer of 2015 as part of an oral history project titled: “Bridging the gap between LGBTQ alumni and current students,” by Megan Lee Myklegard, winner of the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Creativity and Innovation grant for undergraduate research and creative scholarship.

Date

Identifier

Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_WilsonAaron

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, Ms2015-007, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Megan Lee Myklegard

Narrator

Aaron Wilson

Location

Aaron Wilson's residence in San Francisco.

Duration

00:34:16

Citation

“Oral History with Aaron Wilson, June 26, 2015 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 7, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_WilsonAaron.