Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna is an educator, advocate, and consultant focusing on issues related to social justice, social relations, and democratic governance. As an educator, she teaches courses related to race and social relations, Whiteness, law and society, and social inequality. As a consultant, she works with a variety of communities to develop and implement learning opportunities aimed at understanding the history and contemporary experience of oppression and exclusion in the US in order to understand structures of inequity and the roots of socially conditioned biases.
Dr. Estrella-Luna also works with organizations to develop and implement ongoing professional development opportunities aimed at creating cultures of inclusion and belonging as well as improving policies and procedures to sustain diversity and enhance equity. She also develops personal and professional development opportunities for communities and organizations interested in actively dismantling structures of bias and inequity. She was a 2019 TEDx Salem State University speaker and has co-authored a book describing the history of evacuating and admitting US allies to protect those who work with and for the US government and evaluating the refugee resettlement process for those allies.