Dr. Silas Otniel Rodrigues Pinto – Dr. Pinto’s career spans roles in activism and education, including serving as director of the School Psychology Program, co-director of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Program and faculty in the Department of Education at Tufts University. He directed a martial arts and cultural center focusing on wellness and impacts of intergenerational trauma in Rhode Island for 22 years. He received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of RI and completed his post-doctorate work at the Met High School as a school psychologist and at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies as a treatment provider and research analyst.
Moneé Reis – Moneé Reis is a native of the City of Providence, who previously served as the Chief of Staff to a local nonprofit organization working to diversify the teacher pipeline for the State of Rhode Island. Passionate about helping those who come from marginalized communities, Moneé attended the University of Rhode Island, where she studied Africana Studies and Gender & Women Studies. While in attendance she received her Level I certification as a Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and her honors project inspired the creation of the GWS course Black Feminisms. She further holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in Public Management from the University of RI.