Ali Michael is the Director of K-12 Consulting and Professional Development at the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators. Ali earned her BA in African studies and political science at Williams College, her MA in anthropology and education from Teachers College and her PhD in teacher education from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her education as an activist and a facilitator from Training for Change and Whites Confronting Racism. She is the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education: a book designed to support teachers in the long term and personal process of understanding the role that race plays in their lives and in their classrooms. She and her partner, Michael, live in Philadelphia and consider questions of race and education on a daily basis in the raising of their two children.