Doc B. is a professional with over a decade of experience in training, program development and implementation, curriculum design, and facilitation. She has spent her career in higher education dedicated to building pathways to thriving in college for those from underrepresented communities, specifically students of color and first-generation college students. She engages in the classroom on the identity development of college students by challenging them to think critically around and explore social identities like race, gender, class, religion, and age. Her work extends beyond the classroom to working with strategic initiatives and project management across the institution and community.
Though a proud native Arkansan, she understands the value of connecting with her local community. This was birthed in her from her foundation, growing up with a father as a pastor and mother as an educator she grew a passion for leading with a servant's heart. She commits herself to serving throughout the Fort Worth community and creating access for those historically denied opportunity. She serves on a number of local boards and volunteers throughout the community. She hopes that with each encounter each of us can empower others along the way.
Doc B. Empowers engages with individuals, teams, and organizations around equity-minded and identity-centered leadership and personal development. The focus is on exploring how identity, social capital, and other factors impact how we navigate our work, community, and our everyday decisions. Many of the global societal issues we face (racism, sexism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are rooted in the way people understand their identity related to power and privilege.
Doc B. believes that we can empower one another from a place of wholeness and authenticity, once we understand who we are and what we are bringing to the table. The self-discovery of identity work helps us to build a more inclusive environment and serve the community around us in a way that builds a sense of belonging.
More about Doc B.:
Cornell University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification
Higher education practitioner with over 10 years of experience
Current instructor at a top 100 university focused on social identities (race, class, gender, etc.)
Curriculum development and training experience specific to equity and belonging
Invested across diverse communities
Over 6 years of consultancy experience working on program development and implementation
Over 5 years of project management experience for complex organizations