DEI Consultant and Faculty Mentor/Instructor at Simmons University
Taralyn Keese (she/her) has been a training consultant with the Race Matters Institute since 2015, with a particular interest in how race, class, and gender shape health, economic, and social outcomes for Black women. As an educator, she specializes in culturally responsive pedagogy and praxis, DEIA faculty professional development, and inclusive and equitable policy and program design in higher education. As a professional social worker, she has advocated for young women experiencing homelessness whose lives are impacted by structural inequality.
Taralyn holds a BA in Psychology from Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Sociology with a concentration in Race and Urban Studies there. She is based in the Atlanta area.