Allentza Michel, urban planning and design, creative placemaking
Allentza is an urban planner, social practice artist and policy researcher with a background in community organizing, educational program design and implementation, and organizational development. She has 17 years of diverse local, national and international experience in the non-profit and public sectors in varying aspects of community development and transportation, arts administration, education and direct human services.
L’Merchie Frazier, visual art, poetry
Public fiber artist, innovator, poet and holographer, L’Merchie is Director of Education and Interpretation for the Museum of African American History, Boston/Nantucket. For fifteen years she has been engaged in highlighting and curating the Museum’s collection/exhibits, in providing place-based education and interdisciplinary history programs, projects and lectures.
Tiffany Cogell, urban planning, design
Tiffany is an advocate for active transit equity, community organizer, nutrition coach and fitness equity advocate. As a social and racial justice advocate, she is currently designing a resident-led consultancy that fosters co-creation in communities of color for solutions to cultivate capabilities, opportunities for growth, and sustainability toward community metro wide.