Tanya is a social worker and community organizer in Alamance County, holding a MBA from Mississippi State University and a MSW from UNC-Charlotte. After 10 years in Corporate America, Tanya turned to a career in social work with a focus on community and school social work, eventually working for 5 years as a middle school social worker in ABSS. Attending the Racial Equity Institute’s Phase 1 workshop led her to start a life-long journey of understanding systemic racism and how it is the root cause of society’s ills, harming us all. She now works to fight systemic racism through education and policy change through several local organizations including the Alamance Racial Equity Alliance and Alamance Whites Against White Supremacy. She is passionate about equity in education and meeting white people where they are to discuss racism.