Bridget joined YW Boston in November 2022 as an InclusionBoston Manager (Relationship Manager). In this role, she acts as a lead facilitator, organizational development coach, and an external and internal thought leader on a variety of diversity, inclusion, and equity topics. In partnership with IB team members and other Program staff, she develops and implements high-quality and responsive services that proactively engage our partner organizations as they trudge (word choice intentional) on their journey of reimagining, rebirthing, and rebuilding more inclusive and equitable workplace environments.
Prior to joining the YW Boston family, Bridget worked as an afterschool program teacher and ESOL Teacher to adult immigrants at Jamaica Plain Community Centers Inc. It was there that she started facilitating brave culturally and historically relevant lessons and dialogues with students young and old. Additionally, she worked as an Anti-Racism and DEI advocate and facilitator with Rooting Action to Cultivate Equality Inc (1RACE Inc.) in Salem as well as Malden Community Organizing for Racial Equity (MaldenCORE) since 2017. With 1RACE Inc, she co-facilitated and organized three undoing racism seminars for various industry professionals; and co-facilitated four annual high school workshops on the complex yet critical issues of race, culture, and ethnicity and how they impact our society. Also on behalf of 1RACE Inc, she co-led a workshop at the Youth at Risk Conference in 2021 to 30 organization leaders. She also co-led a workshop for MGH Brigham and Women’s Family Resource Center in Salem on the “Racial, cultural, and ethnic impacts of the pandemic on struggling students in K-12” and provided ways to engage and care for them in a cultural and trauma-informed way. Lastly, with MaldenCORE, she aided in organizing and executing 20+ monthly community dialogues on topics of prison reform, environmental injustice, the dangerous of othering, gender equity, and more.