Yesenia E. Regalado


Yesenia has an established career as a racial equity facilitator and trainer and has a deep passion for creating environments for brave dialogues about oppression, privilege, culture, and anti-racism. Through her work in schools and the nonprofit sector, she has facilitated groups with parents, students, and staff to examine the impact of race in education and has supported groups’ collective action toward equity. She has also created and led system-wide professional learning opportunities for staff members to analyze how their beliefs, practices, and school culture create inequitable learning environments and outcomes for Black and Latino students. The work that she has done with community members, parents, staff, and students is guided by personal experiences as a second-generation Latina and the impact of educational inequities on her family. Yesenia continues to guide diverse cohorts of community members to critically examine racial and economic inequities and explore actions that inspire personal transformation and leadership to influence change in their communities and organizations. Yesenia’s educational background includes a postgraduate certificate in Education and Equity from McDaniel College and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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