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D. Farai Williams
D. Farai Williams, is an embodied practitioner, racial equity strategist and cultural organizer committed to supporting individuals and communities in centering radical healing and equitable practices. She has a deep curiosity in somatic abolitionism, culturally responsive teaching and neuroscience. Farai’s background in social justice and anti-racism work brings an understanding of power and privilege to her facilitation. Therapeutic in nature, she boldly hold’s, authentic and compassionate space for people from many diverse backgrounds and experiences. Farai recently served as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities (METCO). She currently facilitates and trains individuals & groups through her independent consultancy, Dynamizing Equity and her network affiliations with People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; School Reform Initiative; Center for Story-based Strategy; and Parcon Resilience to name a few. Farai holds an M.F.A. from the I.A.T.T. at Harvard University and Moscow Theatre Arts School.
Resident Academic Tutor
Rachel Nyakako is our new Resident Tutor from Central Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a Trauma informed focus at Simmons University. She has a background in bodywork and meditation and has done trainings in somatic body based healing. She has six siblings and loves to bike and explore new places, hike, sing.
Wellesley ABC is fortunate to have professional Chef Roshana Godfrey in our kitchen. Roshana has been with Wellesley ABC since 2012. Before coming to Wellesley ABC, Roshana was a line chef in the kitchens of such well-known Boston area restaurants as Rialto, no9 Park, Harvest and Chez Henri, and was the founding chef at Mariposa Bakery Cafe.