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Tanya Williams, Ed.D, has over 20 years of diversity, inclusion, and social justice teaching, programming and facilitation experience in higher education including professional roles at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Southwestern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and most recently, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York as the Deputy Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement.  Tanya’s mission is to provide and create spaces in relationships, conversations, communities for all people to feel seen and appreciated for their authentic selves.  Tanya teaches courses such as Social Diversity in Education, Exploring Differences and Common Ground through Intergroup Dialogue, and the Psychology of Racism and facilitated workshops and presentations at the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), the White Privilege Conference (WPC) as well as National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and American College Personnel Administrators (ACPA) conferences.  She is an independent coach, consultant and social justice educator and consults through Authentic Coaching and Consulting, www.authenticseeds.org.  Tanya is credentialed with a doctorate (Ed.D) in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MS in Educational Administration, and is an Associate Certifeid Coach from the International Coaching Federation.