Shona Ramchandani is an accomplished and resourceful equity and inclusion educator with 15+ years of expertise in national and international justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) issues. Shona’s impressive array of professional career experiences over the last decade and a half have allowed her to do pioneering JEDI work in various fields, from the K-12 system to universities and even museums, in both corporate and non-profit settings, including D&I work at the MN Historical Society and Rasmussen College, and antiracism work for the Science Museum of MN (including being a major contributor to their Racial Equity statement), Anoka-Hennepin School District and Penumbra Theatre. Today, Shona does DEI consulting for some of the best known brands across the world.
Shona earned her Master’s in Liberal Studies from Hamline University and currently resides in the Twin Cities, where she is active in her community, whether through mentoring local community leaders, serving on non-profit boards or engaging in the arts.
Christina Buckles is a Principal Consultant with Conscious Change Consulting. She hails from Wisconsin, and throughout her career has worked in project management in various settings, from universities and libraries to healthcare organizations. She is passionate about equity and inclusion, as well as community-based resource sharing and collaboration. She is an active member of Mixed Blood Theatre, Seward Co-op, Minnesota Tool Library, and the Minnesota Library Association.
Christina earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science and in Transnational Literature from St. Catherine University and the University of Iowa, respectively. She also double majored in Spanish and Latin American Studies for her Bachelor’s at Hamline University. She currently resides in the Twin Cities.