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Sydney Carlson

Sydney Carlson is a graduate student currently pursuing a doctoral degree in school psychology. As a mixed race woman (Black and White) from Minnesota, she experienced a need to start conversations about race with her students at an earlier age. After the painful and personal murders of both Philando Castile and George Floyd, she began to draft a pledge focused on setting anti-racist intentions for students in elementary school. She hopes to continue writing children's books focused on identifying and destroying white supremacy both in and outside the classroom. Outside of her current project, she intends to consult schools on equity-based solutions aimed at changing destructive white-centric behaviors. She enjoys baking for her cohort, traveling to new places, practicing her German and walking around new neighborhoods. She aspires to own a dog and live on the outskirts of a big city in a tastefully decorated waterfront condo (or at least to move out of her childhood home).