Humanize Us All is the culmination of 20 years of working with passionate, caring individuals who understand the value of embracing the full humanity of all people but do not always know how to operationalize that value.
Tyfahra is a visionary leader bringing leaders and organizations the roadmap to a new world in which we can live fully humanized. She has a unique ability to not only see a world, way of living, learning, and working together that is beyond traditional conceptualizations of equity, but has also identified an inclusive path to get us there.
As an equity and inclusion focused educator and nonprofit leader, Tyfahra brings a unique combination of strategic vision and deep compassion to the work of removing antiquated and unnecessary barriers to the fully human existence of all people at work and school. Guided by her core principle that all people deserve dignity, compassion, representation and a sense of belonging, she has cultivated an expertise in asking the right questions about what really matters. This is what has driven Tyfahra to develop tools critical to calibrating our collective efforts toward building fully humanized places and spaces of work and learning. Her assessments, training, and tools use root cause analysis to get to the heart of what holds us back from a fully humanized society.
Tyfahra has the honor of living her values as the Executive Director of Camp Phoenix, a unique, no cost, nature based summer camp for youth in her community. Previously, she was a Principal for a West Oakland high school for adults and the Director of Data and Operations for an education advocacy nonprofit following a decade of research and teaching success in Comparative Literature in higher education.
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Alyssa Munson-Hernandez listens deeply and cultivates beautiful, collaborative and responsive media. Alyssa’s approach to learning and leading is iterative, nuanced and prioritizes the dignity of all participants and community members. Her strengths include flexible thinking, operationalizing hope, and considering complex organizational needs while centering the voices and experiences of individuals with intersectional identities.
Alyssa’s professional background has primarily been leading in secondary schools in Oakland where she supports students and educators to realize communities where everyone gets to be their full human self, in pursuit of building their own unique strengths. Additionally, Alyssa’s experience working in non-profit and local philanthropic efforts has sharpened her understanding of what is possible when teams engage in critical reflection on their practices and impact. She builds media and professional development experiences that reflect humanizing values, and illuminates a compelling, collective path forward.
Jane Lee believes in the power of humans, community, and fun! Through deep inquiry and an assets-based lens, Jane's strengths include empowering communities to build up (or break down) systems to best serve their unique needs. Her experiences range from restaurant manager, secondary math teacher, instructional coach to teachers, and most recently, program manager of an Integrated Learning program serving 18 districts in the Bay Area. Jane’s life-long mission is for every human being to be a critical thinker, morally courageous, and deeply in love with their life.
Jane received her BA from UC Berkeley in Political Economics where she studied why things are the way they are and an MA from Stanford University in Education where she learned how to help people learn. She is a fan of Frank Ocean, the Warriors, hot cheetos, her Korean American identity, and writings by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Min Jin Lee.
“Stretch the circle wider” is the philosophy in which Amanda strives to orient her life. By including people and making them feel part of the group, as many people as possible can benefit from its support. Amanda strongly believes in equity and strengths-based coaching because she hates the sight of someone on the outside looking in. She believes we all bring individual strengths to the table and deserve a voice, thus, no one should be ignored.
Amanda received her Bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in Education and continued to pursue her Master's degree in Differentiated Instruction from the American College of Education. As a passionate ongoing-learner she strives to seek out ways of improving and growing in all aspects of life. With her high positivity and strong sense of organization she finds deep satisfaction in working hard with others to achieve a goal.