Shirley Giraldo has built a career creating positive change as an educator and coach. She believes that a focus on intersectional allyship is crucial to attaining equity and inclusion after leading social justice initiatives at UCLA with various communities including 500 person trainings. A strong proponent of growth, she currently focuses on developing staff outside of the classroom at UC Berkeley with a social learning site, Wisdom Cafe, and by consulting staff organizations. Outside of UC Berkeley Shirley coaches people on their careers. She’s worked with Google to increase workplace allyship, and spoke to an overflowing audience at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Her work has been featured in The Queens Courier and NBC Latino. Shirley is the first in her family to attend college and has a master's from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, playing spades, painting, and traveling.