Tomás Rodriguez is the College Completion Advisor at College Track Oakland.
“My vision of educational equity starts with how we address and move with the multitudes of trauma Black, Latinx, API, and Indigenous folks experience. In practice, this means addressing the harm, building and leveraging positive relationships, and enhancing the innate strengths of individuals and the communities they come from. How can students of color learn when trauma rooted in systems of oppression goes unchecked? My goal and hope is to help all of us map out how we can affirm and attempt to heal the harm being done so students of color can be in a place to learn.”