Shadiin Garcia is Chicana and Laguna Pueblo from New Mexico. She has worked in the educational arena for over 20 years as a teacher, as a public school administrator, researcher, a policy analyst, and as a consultant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University; a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Oregon and a PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education at University of Oregon. Shadiin is committed to her family which includes high school and elementary aged children, 59 first cousins, and 19 aunts and uncles. Shadiin's work centers on organizational change, culturally relevant and sustaining curriculum, educational and systemic equity, culturally appropriate research and community driven systemic change. She served as the Deputy Director of Policy and Research at Oregon’s Chief Education Office where she helped develop a research agenda driven by culturally appropriate practices for improving key educational outcomes. Most recently, she served as the Director of TeachOregon at the Chalkboard Project leading initiatives to diversify the educator workforce and improve teacher educator systems. She convened Oregon's first statewide American Indian/Alaska Native Educational Professional Learning Community. She currently has launched her own consulting business, Shoreline Consulting. She believe deeply in solidarity, sovereignty, and community.