Hannah Borison is a student and young professional based in Washington DC. She currently works full-time as an Engagement Associate at the National Council of Jewish Women. She is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation at the George Washington University. Prior to moving to DC, Hannah grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Public Affairs. After graduation, she worked on various political and nonpolitical campaigns in the greater Los Angeles area, including Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for President and Equality California’s Covid-19 outreach campaign in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health. As a mixed person, she has always had a personal interest in intersectionality, but has recently become very interested in culturally responsive evaluation after learning about it in graduate school. She is extremely excited to be a part of the inaugural cohort of Tiyuv’s new evaluators’ training and mentoring program.
Eddie Chavez Calderon
Since he was a teenager, Eddie Chavez Calderon has been deeply involved in social justice work. From the trenches to the coasts and everywhere in between, Eddie fights for a progressive movement that works towards a more inclusive, diverse America. Despite having many obstacles in his way, nothing has deterred Eddie from continuing to fight for the migrant community! As a DACA recipient and identifying as part of the Jewish community, Eddie finds his passion for justice and equity through his Jewish values of continuous education and repairing the world, as well as his personal experiences through border struggles and systemic oppression.
Adam Okoye (he/they) is a recent graduate with a master’s degree in bilingualism studies from the University of Ottawa. His thesis focused on the experiences of people who had immigrated to Quebec as children from non-francophone countries and learned French in Quebec primary and secondary schools. This research explored not only linguistic experiences, but also experiences of racism and xenophobia in educational contexts from the standpoint of students. Adam has over seven years of research experience in academic settings where he has worked with researchers from the North America, Europe, and Asia. At the University of Ottawa, he worked collaboratively with professors doing research on linguistic risk taking, place-based digital storytelling, as well as the longitudinal research on students going to francophone primary schools in the Vancouver area. Adam completed his bachelor’s degree at Portland State University where he worked with the 503 Design Collective, a research group in the department of applied linguistics. While there, he co-developed a place-based argument reality game for second language learners. This game has been used as the basis for research on the ways people co-create meaning in real world tasks outside of traditional language learning environments. Outside of his work in higher education, Adam also has experience working with and advocating for first generation students in the Portland Public School District.