I am a recognized expert in areas related to social relations, social equity, and bias. I am grounded in the values of social justice, supporting the empowerment of minoritized groups, and protecting the most vulnerable.
I have over two decades of experience in grassroots activism, policy advocacy, and community based organizing. From environmental justice to educational equity to immigrant rights to civic engagement. I have pushed from the outside and pulled from the inside. I have led when more hands have been needed and have been led by those who've been closer to the pain.
I have been an educator for over 15 years at both research and teaching universities and at the community. I mentor and support senior and junior scholars in their efforts to grow as educators, mentors, colleagues, partners, and policy advocates. I have developed online and on ground academic curricula and community based learning programs.
I collaborate across disciplines, professional boundaries, and generations to develop and introduce innovative policies, programs, and plans to create conditions for inclusion and belonging. Using methods developed in education, civic engagement, and conflict resolution, I lead change where needed and build sustainable operations to position organizations for success.