How long have you been a part of TCC? How did you get connected? I’ve been a part of TCC since January 2021. The story of how I got connected is quite lovely, actually. Once upon a time, way back when, I was a senior at Kenyon College and did interviews for the Office of Admissions. I met a wonderful person with whom I stayed connected, who, 15 or so years later, connected me with Nani Gishwanath, one of TCC’s early members since he knew we’d hit it off. Before connecting with Nani, I looked her up on LinkedIn and did some research on TCC because I found the company’s framework and vision so compelling. Nani introduced me to Daniel Oppong, TCC’s founder, and the rest is history!
Share your why. Why is DEI important to you? Whew! I could write a book, but let me try to keep it (relatively) short by saying this: DEI is important to me because it speaks to my identity and experiences as a Black woman in the United States, a Ugandan-American with a bicultural identity, child of political refugees, mother, and advocate for positive change. It is a value that I hold dear and drives me to work towards creating a more just, equitable, and loving world.
Share one identity that is important to you right now
What superlative would you win?
Most likely to make a new best friend in line at the bodega.
Best trip you’ve taken?
I visited Uganda for the first time as a teenager, along with my three sisters and mom. That six-week trip was a transformative experience that left an indelible mark on my life, shaping who I am today. Amidst laughter, love, and introspection, I discovered new perspectives and insights that have stayed with me ever since.