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Mahri Bahati is joining GATE as our HIV Program Officer.

We are delighted to announce the addition of Mahri Bahati to the GATE staff. She is joining us as our new HIV Program Officer.

Mahri is an experienced public health professional based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She can be reached at We’re inspired by her commitment towards achieving justice for all trans and gender diverse people around the world, and we invite you to join us in welcoming her to our team! Read more about her trajectory below.

Mahri Bahati, MPH (she/hers) is a creative and passionate public health professional with extensive experience in LGBTQ+ health advocacy, program management, and community engaged research. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States. In addition to her role at GATE, Mahri Bahati also serves as the Senior Community Engagement Specialist at PRIDEnet based at Stanford University School of Medicine. Mahri earned a Master of Public Health in 2013 with a focus in Epidemiology.

Prior to coming to GATE Mahri also worked at MPact Global Action and Innovative Response Globally for Trans Women and HIV (IRGT) to train leaders of trans-led organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on topics related organizational development, advocacy, and implementing designing HIV and STI programming for trans and gender expansive individuals.  She hopes to use her skills in capacity building, program planning, and community mobilization to build self-sustainability and empowerment in local trans and gender diverse communities around the globe. In her spare time she enjoys socializing, learning to play the piano, and documenting her culinary pursuits on social media.