Xiomara is a Brooklyn, NY native who joined the CRJE in 2015 after spending 7 years in Washington, DC, and PA. She received her undergraduate degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and a masters in independent school leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.She has been an educator and administrator in independent schools and higher education since 1997. Xiomara is committed to the continuous and deliberate raising of consciousness that will unify communities in order to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression. Xiomara truly believes Dr. King’s words that we “are all tied in an inescapable network of mutuality…whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”