I lead PRR’s language services team, providing our clients strategic advice about effectively reaching people who speak languages other than English, high-quality translation, transcreation, interpretation, and other language services. I also lead PRR’s facilitation practice, ensuring we include the right voices in the right conversations in the right way at the right time. This results in clients having the information they need to make the best possible decisions. I love supporting institutions and agencies effectively reaching marginalized communities, This includes facilitating conversations around issues that matter to them and to their communities. I value the opportunity to work with so many different projects, strategize with so many different agencies, and to learn how different groups and agencies conceptualize community outreach and communication. Out of the office, you can find me wrangling pigs and weeding on my small farm.
An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”