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ananda mirilli (MS, UW–Madison) is the executive director of nINA Collective, an enterprise dedicated to supporting organizations, institutions and individuals as they advance their change process and racial equity initiatives. A native of Brazil, ananda has a long history of working with communities in the U.S. and abroad and is the grant director to address racial disproportionality in special education for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
At age 14 she engaged in social justice movements advocating for children with multiple abilities, seniors experiencing poverty and youth experiencing homelessness. After moving to the U.S. ananda became an educator and found her passion for facilitating learning spaces for individuals, groups and organizations engaging in transformative work. ananda's commitment to racial and gender justice led her to develop new frames for youth and women's leadership. As a skilled facilitator, ananda has engaged with thousands of youth, women and diverse professionals, building coalition and solidarity. ananda holds a master's degree in education leadership and policy analysis from UW–Madison and a bachelor's degree in human services and psychology.
Courtney Reed Jenkins (JD, University of Iowa) is co-leader of the Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network and has spent two decades working in nonprofits and government eliminating institutional barriers to success for underserved students. She has conducted federal and state civil rights investigations for the State of Wisconsin; managed equity-focused systems-change initiatives in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa and Wisconsin; and serves on the management team for the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.
Dr. Marian Wright-Edelman said, "Service is the rent we pay for being." Courtney Reed has "paid her rent" through two decades of work in the nonprofit and government sectors — always with a clear focus on eliminating institutional barriers to success for underserved students. She started her career in education as a paraprofessional in a segregated school for students with disabilities, which literally paid for — and informed the focus of — her legal training. She has also served on the senior management team and as board president of the education foundation for a national civil rights organization. Courtney focuses on justice in education in honor of her mother, who grew up white in the segregated south, and her daughters, to whom she wants to leave a fairer world.
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