Meet Your Consultant

Ayo Magwood

A progressive anti-racist educator consultant with 10 years of experience teaching U.S. History, U.S. Government & GIS mapping at both majority low-income Black/Latino charter schools and majority high-income White private schools. Previously she was an assistant economic researcher in the areas of rural poverty and international development, both in the U.S. and in rural Mexico. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and a M.Sc. in Applied Economics from Cornell University.

Magwood’s passion for anti-racist, civics, and social justice education and her lifelong quest to help people understand the perspectives of others are informed by her personal identity and experiences as a cultural “border crosser.”  She identifies as African American and biracial; grew up in East Africa, West Africa and the Middle East; lived and worked in Mexico for 5 years (and returns there every summer); and speaks near-fluent Spanish. Her personal and parenting experiences with mental illness, dyslexia, and ADHD have also influenced her border-crossing perspective on these issues.