Collique Williams
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Shaquanda Brown (she/hers) is a Summer Director of Programs at the Phillips Brooks House Association, an organization she has been a part of since she was six years old, supporting and overseeing three student-led programs and participation in summer organizational initiatives. Shaquanda is looking forward to attending Salem State University this Fall to pursue her Masters in Social Work!
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Bashier Kayou
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Tara Deviki Venkatraman (she/hers) is the Director of Programs and Strategy at The City School and a youth worker, organizer, political educator and therapist. Tara has been rooted in Boston-area racial justice youth organizing for over a decade, and has been a member of the Beantown Advisory Board since 2014, where she helps with director support and supervision, as well as fundraising.

Adanarys Barragan
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Elizabeth Nguyen
is the Immigration Bond Coordinator with the National Bail Fund Network and lives in Jamaica Plain near the Dunkin Donuts on Walk Hill. She is a Unitarian Universalist minister and is passionate about progressive organizing in the Vietnamese American community, building power across prison walls and feeding people. She is a former director of youth social justice programs at Boston Mobilization and feels constantly awed and indebted to youth justice work in the Boston area

Adam Machson-Carter (he/his) is a middle school English teacher at Milton Academy and a JP-resident, proud dad, and long-time supporter of Boston-area youth and youth organizing. Adam has been honored to be a member of the Beantown Advisory Board since 2018, where he co-coordinates the Beantown Society Donor Collective and most recently supported the transition in Beantown Society’s fiscal sponsorship.

Lucas Orwig is Senior Associate of Learning, Evaluation, and Research at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. He was part of the team that helped the foundation transition to its current mission focused on racial equity in education. He is active with Worker’s Circle Boston, where he is helping lead equity and inclusion work for this secular Jewish community devoted to social justice. Lucas has worked as a mentor and youth worker with multiple organizations in the Boston area. He lives in Roxbury with his remarkable children and peerless spouse.