SALINA GRAY, PhD has spent 22 years teaching in traditional public and charter schools. In 2014, she received her doctorate from Stanford University in Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education. Her research focused on the intersection of racial and science identities with an emphasis on critical race theory. Her work has been disseminated at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, the Teachers for Social Justice Conference, Free Minds Free People, and the American Educational Research Association. She along with her colleague and fellow Stanford alumnus Dr. Alexis Patterson have developed and published an educational framework called W(h)olistic Science Pedagogy.
Dr. Gray currently teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Frank D. Parent Middle School in the Inglewood Unified School District. As a trauma informed teacher, Salina completed her 200 hour certified yoga teacher and is ca formwer lead trainer for the Social Emotional Learning and Facilitation in Breathe for Change yoga training program. Dr. Gray completed her training and certification in the Resilience Toolkit through Lumos Transforms. Most recently, Salina completed the Advocate Training Program for Sisters Mentally Mobilized, a community health project of The California Black Women’s Health Project. A proud graduate of Prairie View A&M and Pepperdine University Dr. Gray currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Mt. St. Mary’s University, Doheny campus, in Los Angeles, California. She is the proud mother of a 25 year old.