Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid is a proud Bay Area educator-organizer-scholar. She has taught at the elementary grade levels for over a decade throughout California, as well as teaching, supervising and supporting educators locally, nationally and internationally through her roles as a university professor, teacher supervisor, educational consultant and community organizer. She graduated with a Master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently an assistant professor and teacher supervisor at the University of San Francisco in California. She holds leadership roles in the Teachers 4 Social Justice organization (www.T4SJ.org), the People’s Education Movement [Bay Area Chapter], the national Education for Liberation Network (www.edliberation.org) and the Radical Healing Leadership Team at Flourish Agenda (www.flourishagenda.com). Her research interests and areas of expertise include critical professional development, grassroots social justice teacher organizing, healing centered engagement and racial affinity group approaches to support educators within and outside of the field.