Dr. Leah Dunbar is a Language Arts/Social Studies Specialist on the School Improvement Team at Lane Educational Service District in Eugene, Oregon. Her interests lie in Indigenous and Ethnic Studies pedagogies, organizational and societal change, youth empowerment, healing from generational trauma, and dance. Leah has taught a variety of Language Arts courses during her 20+ years in public school education, and is most proud of facilitating Courageous Conversations, an ethnic studies course focused on healthy racial identity development, critical thinking, listening, (re)storying, and community-building co-designed with students who engage education as a strategy for undoing oppression. Dr. Dunbar graduated in June 2020, earning a Doctorate in Education from the Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership Program at the University of Oregon, where her research was in ethnic studies implementation. Leah’s favorite moments usually involve Oregon rivers, her children and those of twin sister Rena, and her dance community.