SALINA GRAY, PhD (she/they), has spent 24 years teaching in traditional public, charter and graduate 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.
As a trauma informed teacher, Salina completed her 200 hour certified yoga teacher and is a former 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, Dr. Gray 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 26 year old.
Presentation topics include:
– Social justice and transformative science
– Culturally responsive pedagogy
– Social justice and education
– Trauma-informed teaching
– SEL (social emotional learning)
– Recipient of Stanford University Alumni Excellence in Education Award, 2021
– Trainer in CTA Human Rights Cadre