Olivia “Ollie” Jayakar
Olivia “Ollie” Jayakar (they/them) is an experienced diversity equity and inclusion dialogue and workshop facilitator. They transform minds and behaviors to create a just world where queer and trans people of color can thrive. Their work is grounded in principles of popular education, intergroup dialogue, and identity-affirming practices. For over 3 years, they have created workshops, designed curriculum, and facilitated for schools, colleges, and other organizations on topics of race, gender, socioeconomic status, and consent and sexual ethics. Olivia's formal training includes their current study at the University of Michigan, a Master of Higher Education, focusing on Diversity and Social Justice. They hold a Bachelor's degree in Women and Gender Studies and a double-minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC) and Intergroup Relations Education.