Ronda Taylor Bullock, PhD - Lead Curator

Executive Director

Ronda Taylor Bullock is originally from Goldston, NC.  In 2018, she earned her doctorate at UNC Chapel Hill in the Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement Program. Her research interests are critical race theory, whiteness studies, white children’s racial identity construction, and anti-racism. Prior to entering her doctoral program, Ronda taught English for almost ten years at Hillside High School in Durham, NC, where she now resides.

Ronda is the co-founder and executive director of we are. She is the wife of Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock and mother of son Zion and daughter Zaire.

"Not only will I stare. I want my look to change reality." ~ bell hooks on the oppositional gaze

Daniel Kelvin Bullock

Daniel Bullock is a graduate of UNC - Chapel Hill (Bachelors and Masters) and NC State University (Doctorate) and currently works as the Executive Director for Equity Affairs with Durham Public Schools. Bullock has been in education for 12 years (previously serving as a Social Studies teacher and curriculum specialist). As the son of an educator and the parent of children entering the public school system, Bullock is passionate about how we educate students in our nation's schools.

Cherish Williams

Cherish is a third year doctoral student studying School Psychology at UNC. She has a master's degree in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. Much of Cherish's professional training has centered around cultural sensitivity and promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and adolescents. 

Sharbari Dey

Sharbari earned her masters degree in social work with a concentration in criminology and correctional administration from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India and a bachelor of science in electronic sciences from the University of Pune, India. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at North Carolina State University in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development.

Fabiola Salas Villalobos

Fabiola Salas Villalobos is a geographer from Costa Rica. Both her life experiences and education have shaped her Costa Rican identity with a strong critical social conscience. Since she migrated to NC, she has been a Foreign Language teacher in the Triangle Area and has taught most levels from Pre-K to Community College in public and private schools in the past 15 years. Salas Villalobos is a third-year doctoral student of the Cultural Studies and Literacies program at the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Torri A. Staton, PhD

Torri A. Staton is the Director of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.  She is an equity-focused scholar and higher education professional who uses narrative analyses to study the social and cultural intertwining of American education and American popular culture.  It is her goal in all things to highlight and uplift the stories and histories of Black people, specifically Black women, in her scholarship.  She has served as an educator in a variety of capacities including as a Teacher, Advisor, Retention Counselor, Mentor, and Professor.  She is a daughter, a sister, a friend, a dog mom, a music enthusiast, and an avid film watcher.  She resides in Durham, North Carolina.

Antonio McBroom

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Antonio L. McBroom is the franchise developer of Ben & Jerry’s with retail and business locations throughout North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. Antonio grew up in rural North Carolina and earned the Morehead-Cain scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While attending college he began his journey with Ben & Jerry’s in 2004, “Scooping his way up” from minimum wage scooper to shift leader to shop manager. He later seized the opportunity to purchase the Chapel Hill shop in 2008, becoming the youngest franchisee in the company’s history. Antonio became a multi-unit franchise operator in 2012, first growing operations within the triangle and triad regions of North Carolina, and then growing regionally in the Atlanta metro, central Florida, and greater Houston metro area. Antonio and his “Team Primo” have innovated by propelling the off-premise category by double digit sales growth annually. The company is currently a global sales leader for Ben and Jerry’s system wide.

Beth Coleman

Beth Coleman is a PhD student in the Cultural Studies and Literacies program in the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill. Before her doctoral program, Beth taught for five years in early childhood classrooms in elementary public schools, during which time she completed a Masters in Mathematics Education. Her research and teaching integrate critical, humanizing and inquiry-based pedagogies. More specifically, Beth seeks to engage in dialogue and activism through the generative and collaborative process of uncovering how it is that teachers--particularly white teachers--understand (and/or lack understanding of) systemic oppression and its impact within education.

Howard Machtinger

Howard Machtinger was a high school Social Studies teacher for 6 years before becoming Director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Teaching Fellows Program in 1999.  From 2000 until 2006 Machtinger helped organize an annual Let's Talk R.A.C.E. conference for educators in North Carolina and was editor of The High School Journal. Machtinger has also taught at NCCU and led study abroad programs in Asia for college students and public school teachers. 

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