Sandra is a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Education. She holds a BA from Lafayette College and a MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. Sandra taught high school language arts and history in Philadelphia’s public schools for a decade. Sandra’s dissertation will be a history of education study of the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School. While at Stanford, Sandra also earned a MA in African history and studied Amharic. Outside of academia, Sandra is a deaconess and worship leader at the University AME Zion Church, and she loves to cook, dance and practice yoga.