Born and raised in an immigrant, working-class household, Giovania Tiarachristie (they/them) is dedicated to centering the margins to create systemic change for more just and equitable places. Giovania currently works as an Equity and Social Justice consultant, facilitator, and coach, carrying more than eight years of experience in racial equity initiatives and cultural competency-building in the community development field. Giovania also has over seven years of experience designing and implementing participatory planning with low-income communities of color. They most recently served as Deputy Director of Neighborhood Planning at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Giovania holds an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, and a B.A. in Sociology from Dickinson. Giovania is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of the American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter (DivComm), and lead organizer of the Hindsight Conference. Visit healingasresistance.com for more information.