Alli Román-Robinson

Alli is a Black Latina educator, storyteller, and social justice advocate. She attended UC Berkeley as a first-generation college student and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s in social welfare. In 2012, she graduated with her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan.  Alli has presented on topics such as scholar activism, storytelling, the hidden stories of women of color, social justice, Afro-Latina identity, and intersectionality. Because of her passion, Alli founded Dear Sis, a digital community that collects and shares letters of radical self-love for women of color by women of color.  Alli is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a historically Black sorority, and serves as her chapter’s historian and marketing chair. Currently, Alli serves as the Director for Student Support Services at the Van Andel Institute Graduate School in Grand Rapids, MI.